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More customers claim banquet hall in East Windsor left them in the dark


Rumors are circulating that La Renaissance in East Windsor is closed for good and some clients say they've given the venue thousand dollars in deposits.

After some digging, Eyewitness News learned that the La Renaissance went into foreclosure earlier this year.

The sale was supposed to happen a few weeks ago, but was pushed back until late April because of the blizzard.

The sale is now set for April 27. That information has not been shared with any of their clients or even their employees. Some employees told Eyewitness News they were given pink slips.

That's leaving couples scrambling to figure out if they have to find a new venue.

"I took the initiative to go by and see what's going on, see it for myself," said Victoria Kania, who is the owner of the Merlot on the Water. "And same thing as the news said, doors locked, lights are still on inside."

Now, she's getting calls from brides asking for help.

"I did run into a bride who lost her deposit, lost her money and we really just want to help people," Kania said.

Doors are still locked at La Renaissance and the parking lot was empty Thursday.

Eyewitness News reached out to the business repeatedly, as well as the attorney in charge of taking care of the foreclosure, and left numerous messages.

But so far the station has not heard back. The bank also didn't return calls from Eyewitness News.

On the Eyewitness News Facebook page, several organizations have offered to help the soon-to-be brides, such as the Farmington Club and Glastonbury Hills Country Club.

"We would be happy to help anyone out who has been affected by La Renaissance's closing," officials from Glastonbury Hills Country Club wrote on the Facebook page.

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