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The Story
Hyped as an epic holiday tradition-to-be, A Christmas Tabernacle in Liberty Station last month turned into a yuletide nightmare. Scores of performing groups and small businesses haven’t been paid for their involvement, ranging from carolers and ballet companies to reindeer owners.
The Clash
When your business is Christmas, losing money on a December weekend is demoralizing and wreaks havoc on your bottom line.
The Bigger Picture
This is a cautionary tale for arts groups and small businesses who buy in to a vision and go forward even when they don’t collect on protections like a deposit upfront.

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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