Coffee house, fitness center, closed for failure to pay taxes

Coffee house, fitness center, closed for failure to pay taxes
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 7:25pm

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) – Two popular local businesses are closed tonight after a notice was placed on the door that they were closed due to a failure to pay taxes.

Perks, a popular coffee house on Perkins Road, and Definitions Fitness on Nicholson, are not serving clients today. That’s because the city says both haven’t paid taxes and fees owed.

Customers hope the situation is quickly resolved.

“Hopefully this isn’t a consistent problem,” Stephen Duncan, a member of Definitions Fitness, said after discovering the business was closed while on his way to workout. “Hopefully it’s not a domino effect with more businesses around here because small businesses is what makes the economy and Baton Rouge grow.”
 

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