Once a list that commission members remembered as being two or three pages long, the number of area restaurants that are delinquent on their advertising and promotion taxes has shrunk, but several still have issues and will be served notice in the coming days.
Layla’s Gyros and Pizzeria and Mobil On The Run have both been delinquent multiple months since February with Layla’s having two checks for their tax payments returned. Because of the delinquency, Advertising and Promotion Commission members voted to send both businesses a 30-day notice of unpaid taxes, the result of which could result in fines or in a notice to shut down the businesses.
Another restaurant, Los Amigos Mexican, was also listed in multiple months for delinquency, but it has closed, and a lien has been filed.
Aside from Layla’s and Mobil On The Run, the list of delinquent taxes from June is 10 businesses long, and commission members noted that some businesses tend to drag and pay late, but they do pay. Those restaurants include: College One Stop, Conway Roller Rink, Due Amiche, Fu Lin, Greens at Nutters chapel, Hart’s Seafood, Stagecoach Restaurant, The Caittyd Cafe and Williams Shell 1 & 2 on Hwy 64.
Representatives from Stagecoach attended the meeting because of a balance of unpaid A&P taxes since 2009, the total of which is $815.15. The commission agreed to accept a payment plan and waive penalties as long as the owners stay current.