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Failure to pay taxes might cost businesses alcohol licenses

Posted: December 18, 2011 - 1:05am  |  Updated: December 18, 2011 - 5:12am

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Three Columbia County businesses were in danger last week of losing their alcohol licenses for failure to pay taxes.

The Food Lion on Old Petersburg Road, Mi Rancho restaurant in the Gateway shopping center near Grovetown and Thai Kitchen on Washington Road in Evans all owed back property taxes as of Tuesday.

County Development Services Director Richard Harmon said those businesses have until the end of the year to pay those taxes or lose their alcohol licenses. The deadline to pay property tax was Nov. 15.

Food Lion owes nearly $33,000, Mi Rancho owes more than $495 and Thai Kitchen still has to pay more than $2,600 in property and other taxes, according to county documents.

Two other businesses – Jones Creek Golf Club and Pickles Cafe & Grill on Furys Ferry Road – still owed property taxes as of Tuesday. Jones Creek owed more than $50,000 and Pickles owed nearly $3,700.

However, Harmon said both businesses made arrangements last week to pay what they owe.

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