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CrimeWatch: The Famous Grimaldi's Seized

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According to amNY, Grimaldi's was seized today by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for withholding taxes:

"Grimaldi's has for two years been in a dispute with tax officials over allegedly unpaid state sales and withholding taxes, said agency spokesman Tom Bergin....a total of seven outstanding tax warrants had been filed against Patabbe Inc., which was doing business as Grimaldi's, since January 2006. Those warrants total about $84,000 in sales and withholding taxes, he said. In addition two warrants totaling about $66,000 have been filed against a official with the company for withholding and sales taxes..."
We've seen a number of restaurants seized before, and sometimes the issues are sorted out in a number of days. Other times, the restaurants sit shuttered for months.
UPDATE: amNY has updated their article, renaming it "Famous B'klyn pizzeria re-opens after state shutdown," and adding the following new lede: "Grimaldi's, the famous pizzeria under the Brooklyn Bridge, re-opened Wednesday afternoon after owners paid taxes owed to the state." Phew.
· State closes famous B'klyn pizzeria over tax troubles [amNY]
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