Mitchell Gold Chapter 11 bankruptcy case converted to Chapter 7

Change will involve a liquidation of the company’s assets to repay creditors

WILMINGTON, Del. — A judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has issued an order that converts the Mitchell Gold Co. bankruptcy case from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7.

Typically, a Chapter 11 case involves a restructuring of the business, allowing it to pay its debts with its future earnings. A Chapter 7 case involves the liquidation of assets to repay creditors.

As part of the transition, the court also has appointed George L. Miller as a trustee in the Chapter 7 case.

Mitchell Gold Co. notified its employees it was ceasing operations around Aug. 25 and later notified the state of North Carolina that the closing would impact 533 workers at its North Carolina operations in Taylorsville, Statesville and Hiddenite.

The closing also affected its employees at more than 25 of its retail locations in North America. On its website, the company said it employed more than 800 workers across its various operations, all of whom are impacted by the closing and the subsequent bankruptcy proceedings.

Several employees have filed lawsuits noting that the company did not provide the appropriate 60-day notice as generally required under state and federal WARN Act provisions.

The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on Sept. 6, a month before the case was converted to Chapter 7.

As part of the conversion to a Chapter 7, the court said that the company must turn over all company records and books to the appointed trustee in the case within two weeks. Also within 14 days, it must also file schedules of unpaid debts incurred after the filing of its bankruptcy petition and prior to the conversion of the case.

Thomas Russell

Home News Now Editor-in-Chief Thomas Russell has covered the furniture industry for 25 years at various daily and weekly consumer and trade publications. He can be reached at and at 336-508-4616.

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3 thoughts on “Mitchell Gold Chapter 11 bankruptcy case converted to Chapter 7

  1. I have $12,000 worth of Mitchell Gold furniture sitting in a warehouse just a few miles from my house waiting to be delivered. Since this furniture is already paid for, I would hope the judge will allow customers, such as myself, to retrieve the items or, in my case, pay the company Ryder contracted out to deliver my furniture directly in order to obtain this property which is rightfully mine.

    1. I am in the same position, with a bit more money worth of furniture, sitting in storage.
      Some of the furniture is in Phoenix, some of it is in Taylorsville, NC.
      All of it was paid in full when ordered, January 21, 2023.

      1. Marc, I sympathize with you. I just hope that the furniture is being well taken care of in an airconditioned environment, but I am doubtful. Still holding out hope that we will receive our furniture in the near future.

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