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.
The spokesperson said that he could not comment further on the seizure of a particular business.
Shady Lady’s owners could not be reached for comment.
They are back in business. I passed by today. 8/24/18
I’d make another comment about how shady it is that shady lady wasn’t paying taxes but it seems its been done many, many times. Also whoever said there are no apartments above shady lady may want to check for blindness.
Rip off Hipster food, good riddance.
How can businesses get way without paying taxes for so long, while hard working people making miserable wages get hunted by the IRS? Now, that’s really shady.
2016 is only two tax seasons ago, Jesus. Maybe they filed an extension.
They get a chance to appeal and work out a deal so that can take some time.
The real question is how can the IRS get away with stealing from hard working people making miserable wages? Now, that’s really shady.
Hello this is not.the I RS its NYS DEPT .OF TAXIATION AND FIANCE .
I hope they reopen soon under a another name like everyone else does.
Funny, both this and tequila sunrise are on corner lots and stand alone- No apartments or other businesses on a second floor. Will it be a coincidence when the lots are sold to developers are monstrous buildings go up?
Indeed! Who will seize the politicians who squander the money collected via taxes?
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and a tax cheat is just a tax cheat.
I guess the 2 floors above it with an entrance isn’t considered apartments?
i went to a halloween party in the apt above the shady lady a couple years ago
That’s some shady business. No pun intended.
Always looked a little shady.
These people were hiding their taxes harder than Trump!