Plaza Management Responds to Dispute, Donates to Fundraiser
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We are now hearing from the plaza manager after a dispute with a local group trying to raise money for area cancer patients last weekend.
Diva Hair Designers says they were hosting the "Cutting for a Cure event" to raise money for the Cure Childhood Cancer Association on Sunday, when the plaza owner arrived upset.
He says he wasn't asked permission to hold the fundraiser on the property, and then called police. However, Cutting for a Cure organizers say flyers were posted in the area weeks in advance.
The event organizers say after the dispute they then worked out a deal with the plaza owner, mowing the plaza's lawn on Monday.
Plaza manager Justin Simmons says the owner of the hair salon only showed one side of the story.
"We just want to get along; not have this trouble. He twisted it around and make us look like the bad guys. Just as if you were to set up at Wegmans or whatever without permission, they're going to ask you to leave in most circumstances, especially if you had an activity planned for that day," said Simmons.
Simmons says plaza management had workers on site Sunday morning to redo the parking lot and make repairs, but they had to send them home because the event was being held.
Simmons says the management supports the cause and gave a check to "Cutting for a Cure" as a way to apologize for the situation.