Aug. 15, 2018 By Tara Law
A Mexican restaurant and bar was shut down yesterday for nonpayment of taxes.
Tequila Sunrise and Piedra del Sol, located at 40-01 Northern Blvd., was seized by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance yesterday.
A spokesperson for the state said that restaurant owes $208,682.22 in taxes for the years since 2011. The restaurant has been open for at least 29 years, according to the business’s website.
The tax department spokesperson said that he could not comment on the specific case, but that seizing businesses is the department’s “last resort.”
The department typically approaches businesses to work with them to pay their taxes several times before ordering them closed, the spokesperson said.
The owners of Tequila Sunrise could not be reached for comment.