Seattle, WA (AP) Hair salon owner Chuck Kneff is planning to sell his Seattle-area business after months of negotiations with investors and investors.
He said Thursday the deal is expected to close in the coming weeks.
Kneef’s decision comes less than a week after a judge ruled that his lease on the salon on Capitol Hill could be terminated if it violated state law.
The judge’s decision to issue the eviction order was based on allegations that KneFF had violated the lease by failing to pay rent on time and by failing, during a June 21 hearing, to disclose that his salon was selling to a buyer.
A court order that would have allowed Kneffer to sell the salon had been stayed.
Kneff had planned to move to Seattle when the lease expired.
The lease requires him to rent space for up to three years.
He also had agreed to pay a $2,000 rent per month and a $100 security deposit for the space.
The Seattle Business Alliance, a nonprofit group representing salon owners, had asked the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health to intervene to prevent Kneffen from evicting the salon owner.
The agency declined, and Kneeff’s lease expired this month.
The agency then sued Kneffe to recover rent, which was $1,100, a security deposit and $25,000 in damages.
In the lawsuit, Knefeff claimed that the lease, which has been on the books since 2011, was in violation of the state Labor Code and was unenforceable.
The lawsuit also alleged that Kieff did not disclose the sale of the salon to investors, and he failed to disclose his intent to sell to the buyer.
The state Labor Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.KNEFF has been in the news recently because of a lawsuit filed by the Seattle Seahawks against the NFL, which said Knef was unfairly benched by the league because he had not been paid in full for his work as the owner of the Seahawks.
The suit was filed by former Seahawks quarterback Donovan McNabb, who was also in the lawsuit.