AURORA — The Summit Event Center in Aurora sent one customer three $1,000 Visa gift cards as a deposit refund following the center’s sudden closure in August.

A sign posted on the doors says “Available,” much to the surprise of some of the customers who booked the event center for fall.

“The answer is simple. We’re screwed,” said Leonard Grimes, who booked the Summit Event Center for a mineral and crystal show that was supposed to happen this week.

Grimes put down a $10,000 deposit to reserve the space. But three weeks ago, he learned the owners had been “evicted from the property in two hours,” according to a Facebook post.

“So in three weeks’ time, I had to find a new location for our show and rearrange everything,” said Grimes. “It’s been a hectic three weeks.”

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