Kent's Downtown shut for non-payment of sales tax | Rock Candy

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kent's Downtown shut for non-payment of sales tax

Posted By on Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 3:01 PM

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The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration closed Kent's Downtown, the barbecue and home cookin' booth in the River Market's Ottenheimer Hall, today for non-payment of sales tax.

Reached at his Gravel Ridge restaurant and butcher shop, The Meat Shoppe, owner Kent Berry said he'd "just fell behind" with tax payments on Kent's. While he said he planned to "make things right with the state," he said he had no "immediate plans" to try to reopen Kent's.

Berry said his tax problems would not affect The Meat Shoppe.

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