Downtown salon says dispute with Saks is settled

OLYMPIA - Downtown business Salon Fifth Avenue has settled a dispute with Saks Fifth Avenue, agreeing to change its logo font after it was sued by the New York-based retailer for name and design similarities.

Other settlement terms were not disclosed, former salon owner Elaine McConkey said Wednesday. Her daughter Heidi Petrozzi now runs the business, and McConkey is focused on starting a home-based embroidery business, she said.

McConkey also has closed Siti Lites, the bar she operated next door to the salon at 109 Capitol Way N., and has sold the building that housed both the bar and the salon. She owned the building for five years and sold it in November, McConkey said. Salon Fifth Avenue is at 111 Capitol Way N.

The building was sold to a company called Angels Spirit LLC, Thurston County Assessor data show. Kanchana Lewis, owner of Angels Thai Cuisine on Fourth Avenue, is a member of that company, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. Lewis plans to open Angels Club 109 in the building and has applied for a liquor license.

Petrozzi likely will keep the salon in the same building for six months to a year before moving to a new location, McConkey said.

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