PINEY FLATS, TN (WJHL) – News Channel 11 observed a locksmith changing the locks on the doors of a popular barbecue restaurant in the Tri-Cities.
A sign posted outside Pardner’s Bar-B-Que & Steak Restaurant says it was seized by the state of Tennessee. It is closed until further noticed.
State officials had their doors locked changed due to unpaid state taxes. Officers were at the restaurant early this morning with a locksmith changing locks to the front and back entrances.
This is what a sign on the businesses stated:
This property has been seized for nonpayment of Tennessee state taxes by virtue of a levy issued by the Department of Revenue, Tax Enforcement Division as provided by TCA 67-1-1401 thru 67-1-1445. All persons are warned not to remove or tamper with this property in any manner.
Officials have not said how much the restaurant owners owe in back taxes or how long its been since taxes have been paid.
Pardner’s is located at 5444 Highway 11E.
News Channel 11 is following this story. We’ll post more details as they become available.