Southampton Publick House, a popular Southampton Village restaurant and microbrewery, was seized Wednesday by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance after failing to pay more than $110,000 in taxes since March 2016, a department spokesman said.
The department changed the locks and placed red “seized” signs in the windows after the business — also known as McSully Enterprises Inc. — accrued $111,744.69 in outstanding tax debt, said department spokesman James Gazzale.
The restaurant will remain closed until the department can come to a “mutually beneficial resolution” with the owner, which could include a payment plan, he said.
“Seizing a business is always our last resort,” Gazzale said. “Long before it comes to that, we are communicating with business owners, letting them know there’s this outstanding tax debt.”
Donald Sullivan, CEO of McSully Enterprises, said the restaurant will resolve the “current situation” by the end of the week.
“We anticipate being open within the next few days or earlier,” he said. “That’s all I have to say at this point.”
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