Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Farmers' Cabinet pays unemployment debt

On the eve of an arraignment on charges of making a false statement, the owner has paid - in full - $27,674 to the state for unemployment taxes it had collected from employees.

Farmers' Cabinet pays unemployment debt

The Farmers´ Cabinet, 1111-13 Walnut St.
The Farmers' Cabinet, 1111-13 Walnut St. via Google

The Farmers' Cabinet is making good on its legal issues.

On the eve of an arraignment on charges of making a false statement, the bar's owner has paid $27,674 to the state for unemployment taxes it had collected from employees, according to the DA's Office. 

Defendants in the case were Colleen Swartz and the limited-liability corporation Grainery Restaurant Group.

The Farmers' Cabinet, which opened in 2011 at 1111-13 Walnut St., closed in late December following a raid during which state police determined that its liquor license's expiration date had been forged. The bar then paid its debt to the Revenue Department to get its liquor license squared away.

Swartz's husband, Matt, faces a Jan. 16 arraignment on charges including forgery tampering with a public record, unlawful sales of liquor, manufacturing malt or brewed beverages without a license and conspiracy.

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