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WILKES-BARRE – The former Rejuven Essence Wellness Spas located in Plains Township and Scranton filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, declaring $8,000 in assets compared to more than $905,000 in liabilities.

The corporations owning the spas owed state and federal taxes and listed banks, media companies they advertised with and suppliers as creditors. Their filings Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania reported the state and IRS have liens dating back to 2008 against the businesses.

Included among the liabilities was $140,464 due on a 2007 loan from the city of Scranton to Rejuven Essence Management Services LLC to open a spa in the 3 W. Olive St. complex. The spa has since closed.

Majority shareholders Frank Lawler and Rosemary Spiccioli of Pittston did not respond to phone messages.

They are not associated with the Rejuve spa operating in the former Rejuven Essence space in the Waterfront complex on North River Street in Plains Township.

Rejuven Essence Wellness Spa Scranton Inc. listed $595,106 in liabilities. Rejuven Essence Wellness Spa Wilkes-Barre had $310,343 in liabilities, according to court documents.

The Scranton spa reported $472,777 in business operations in 2011, an increase of more than $30,000 from the previous year, according to court documents.

But, according to the documents, the spa located on North River Street in Plains Township showed a decrease. Operations in 2011 were $515,976 compared to $823,541 in 2010. This year's figures for both spas were not provided in the filings.

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