Aug. 17, 2018 By Tara Law
Astoria restaurant and bar The Shady Lady has been seized by the Department of Taxation and Finance for failing to pay its taxes.
The American-style eatery, which opened in 2013 at 34-19 30th Ave., was closed by the department today. The restaurant owes the state $374,494.37 in taxes dating back to 2016, a spokesperson for the Tax Department said.
The department considers seizing a business to be its last resort, a spokesperson for the department said earlier this week. The department typically contacts businesses repeatedly before seizing their facilities.