Scam City Restoration? Furniture Business Leaves Frustrated Clients Seeking Answers
Upscale furniture business Cream City Restoration has gone dark, literally and figuratively, amid mounting allegations of years of fraudulent and delinquent behavior, and customers left in distress.
It’s a troubling turn of events for a once celebrated business. I first visited CCR four years ago, when owners and husband and wife duo Jason and Kelsey McGinnis operated their new business from a modest warehouse in St. Francis. A relocation to an impressive spot on Water Street in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward occurred soon thereafter, and visitors could occasionally catch a glimpse of their firstborn playing quietly between a pair of newly (and beautifully) reupholstered midcentury modern sofas.
An additional, larger warehouse space housed a vast selection of vintage and consigned midcentury pieces, ready for custom restoration or upholstery, and an in-house freight and shipping division met the needs of an industry…