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.
To the right are two photos sent by readers.