Tax Officials Shut Down Beloved Binghamton Pizza Place
Signs posted by state tax regulators indicate a Binghamton pizza parlor that has been in business for more than 35 years has been seized.
According to WBNG, Grotta Azzurra at 52 Main Street was closed on Sunday with a notice indicating New York State took action for nonpayment of taxes.
The sign placed by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance advised that the property "is now in the possession of the state of New York."
The restaurant, which is located near Oak Street just west of Binghamton High School, has been a fixture in the neighborhood since 1982.
The phone number for the business was not answered early Sunday evening. The owner of the restaurant could not be reached for comment.
The last public update on the Grotta Azzurra Facebook page was posted late Thursday morning. There was no indication that the restaurant was in danger of ceasing operations.
Grotta Azzurra has been a popular lunchtime destination for Binghamton High School students attracted by daily specials.