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Buddy's Diner Seized, Owed $24,000 in Taxes

The state spent years asking the diner to pay up, according to the Boston Globe.

A few readers on Thursday sent photos of the large orange "SEIZED" sign that was posted in the window of , on Washington Street in East Somerville, asking what's going on.

Well, according to the Boston Globe, the state's Department of Revenue seized the diner because it owes more than $24,000 in meals taxes.

The Globe says the Department of Revenue took the property Wednesday during the lunchtime rush and that it was a "last resort" after years of requesting payments and months of going through the seizure process.

The Globe article talks a little about the history of the diner and includes interviews with regular customers who won't be able to eat there now.

You can read the article here.

To the right are two photos sent by readers.

Frank Mulligan July 22, 2012 at 01:09 PM
I BLAME the I R S for the long wait. They should'nt wait that LONG. That's why we have MANY stores should be SHUT DOWN before they OWE that $24.000 . The I R S is VERY LAX on the JOB. They wait to long. 6 months is a better Time. Good Luck I R S getting tou $$$$$$$.
Ron Newman July 23, 2012 at 01:51 PM
What does the IRS have to do with this?
Patricia Erickson July 24, 2012 at 03:43 PM
There are so many people who were regulars. I loved the friendly atmosphere. I really hope that the owner pays up and the dinner re-opens. I'll miss Jose and Bill and the Sunday am regulars.

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