D.C. shut down nine restaurants because their owner failed to pay almost $500,000 in sales taxes, city officials said.
Five of the restaurants are Subway sandwich shop franchises. The District's tax office revoked the sales and use tax certificates of the restaurants Thursday.
The tax office said it made numerous attempts to collect the outstanding taxes. It said the owner, Yasmin Parveen, did not respond to several collection notices.
The restaurants are in various locations around the city. At one location in Georgetown, a Subway restaurant was shut down along with a KFC, a Taco Bell and a Pizza Hut. Additional collection actions are possible, including bank levies or seizures, the tax office said.
Parveen did not immediately respond to a telephone message.
The complete list of restaurants follows:
- U Street Subway, 2001 14th St. NW
- 14th Street Eatery, 2001 14th St. NW
- Georgia Avenue Subway, 2301-B Georgia Ave. NW
- Alabama Avenue Subway, 2861 Alabama Ave. SE
- Minnesota Avenue Subway, 3950 Minnesota Ave. NE
- Georgetown Eatery, 3800 Reservoir Road NW (Businesses inside include Subway, KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut
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