Some customers never received their orders.
The phone is ringing, but no one is answering.
Middletown Appliances on East Main Street closed its doors earlier this month leaving some customers scratching their heads and wondering where their orders are.
On Thursday, Adeola Salako of Smyrna was inside Middletown Appliances supervising construction of the new Redeemed Christian Church of God, Amazing Grace Chapel.
“They’ve been coming here,” Salako told the Transcript.
Salako’s church, currently located on Wood Street in Middletown, purchased the land where Middletown Appliances is located last August after the store was foreclosed by First National Bank of Wyoming, according to county records.
Salako did not provide any information about the whereabouts of the store owner, Nick Rosello.
Middletown Appliances had been doing business in the town for over 30 years and it was known for selling high-end appliances, according to those familiar with the store.
Photos of Middletown Appliances appear on the church’s website as the “The Nehemiah Project,” stating that it will be the future site of the church.
Construction crews are currently working on the inside of the building while Middletown Appliances doors remain closed in front with only a posted sticky note reading “Sorry closed,” and a handwritten letter providing an incorrect telephone number to the law office of William Jaworski.
According to the Dover-based law office, customers that did not receive their orders from Middletown Appliances will receive a notice from the bankruptcy court within 30 days, but they couldn’t say if customers will get any money back.