Blue Genes, a retail fashion store at Lenox, has filed a Chapter 11 petition in the Northern District of Georgia. In re Blue Genes, Inc., Ch. 11 Case No. 08-84980 (filed December 3, 2008). Apparently, this is a favorite of a group of people known as the "Real Housewives of Atlanta which, according to news reports might be experiencing other financial difficulties (see "Real Housewife NeNe Evicted From Big Home").
Andy Peters at the Deal Watch Blog has an informative post on Blue Genes –
Blue Genes was founded in August 2001 by sisters Jennifer, Julie and Jane Arrendale… Blue Genes owes about $159,000 to 7 For All Mankind, which makes Seven Jeans. The store owes Karen Zambos Vintage Couture about $25,000. Designer Elise Overland is owed about $16,000. Blue Genes owes Alice & Olivia of New York about $12,000…
Blue Genes has been a featured spot on the Bravo show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta." [photo, right] One of the housewives, Kim Zolciak, held a birthday party for her daughter at Blue Genes, according to the NoControl television blog. The wives also frequently are shown shopping at the store.