Il Positano Shut Down By State for Unpaid Taxes

Kinnelon pizzeria and Italian restaurant closed on Jan. 22.

Il Positano, an Italian eatery and pizzeria in the Meadtown Shopping Center in Kinnelon, was seized and shut down by the state last month because the owners allegedly did not pay taxes.

The business has been closed since Jan. 22, according to Suburban Trends. A bright orange sign explaining the seizure is posted on the door. A total of $67,131, based on three separate judgments from the past three years, is owed to the New Jersey Department of Taxation by the owners of the business.

The owners would have to pay the taxes in full or negotiate a payment plan with the state before reopening Il Positano, Suburban Trends reported.

Cailin O'Connor February 07, 2013 at 11:49 PM
Eh, the one in Wayne is 100x better anyway. Just go there! ;)
alan rosenbaltt February 08, 2013 at 12:03 AM
i am so sick of our goverment and the way they treat the peep of this country how many jobs are gone now so our greedy fed state and local gov what a bunch of sick o s we have running this country perhaps it need to be changed
NJ Steel February 08, 2013 at 11:32 AM
I am not sure why you feel this way Alan? Everybody has to pay taxes. Not sure why they went into business thinking otherwise. As a business you have to collect sales tax and hand it over to the state. They were actually stealing from their customers. How long should the state let them go on until enough is enough. The bill is up to $67,000 which was not accumulated over a short period of time. This has obviously gone on for a while.
Heather February 08, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Why is this news? It isn't, it's gossip. Surely there are other things more relevant to the community on which they should be reporting.
Dan Leslie February 08, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Gossip? This is a place of business. An establishment where many people in the community have frequented and paid for meals. They deserve an answer to why the doors are locked.
Heather February 08, 2013 at 03:24 PM
If you didn't pay your taxes, would the public have a right to know? How about putting a sign on your car that states that you didn't pay your taxes? As a citizen, there is an obligation to pay taxes to government. You could theoretically be serving your community by doing so. By not paying them, using your logic, the public deserves to know. I'm going to have to disagree with that, but I appreciate your thoughts on my comment. Stay safe in this awful weather!
R Nixon February 09, 2013 at 06:48 PM
Gossip??? Unless the news story is made up, it is fact and news. So, what was so much more relevant in Kinnelon that we need to know about.
R Nixon February 09, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Yes, if you don't pay your taxes, the public does have a right to know.
R Nixon February 09, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Sorry, but Kinnelon's food was better.
Bobby L February 11, 2013 at 04:40 PM
If we didn't pay our taxes, we would be in jail. Business's that collect taxes and don't pay them to the State are dishonest and should be closed. I'm glad we know why this place was shut though, at least no one has to worry about the food they might have eaten there as being potentially poisonous.....Thanks Patch!
Chris February 13, 2013 at 12:27 PM
NJ steel, I agree 100% with you.


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