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Va. agency gives refunds to sports complex members

Thursday - 3/29/2012, 12:48pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - The state is giving refunds to people who bought memberships for a sports complex facility in Chesterfield County that closed.

The SportsQuest High Performance Center had operated in a rental facility until late February. It closed in a dispute with its landlord.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says it canceled the member contracts because SportsQuest hasn't provided an alternate facility.

Department spokeswoman Elaine Lidholm tells The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( that the refunds are being issued from a surety bond SportsQuest posted.

SportsQuest is being sued by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for selling memberships for a permanent facility that hasn't been built.

SportsQuest owner Steve Burton says he plans to reopen the facility at a new location. He declined further comment because of the lawsuit.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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