Saturday, August 29, 2015

Agiato has reopened

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Agiato has reopened


Post updated:

Agiato on Main Street in Manayunk reopened Monday, Jan. 14 after being closed for nearly a week.

Co-owner Rich Rivera told me Friday that a part from the ventilation system had gone bad and that a replacement would be brought in from Wisconsin.

I will note that the enoteca's liquor license is inactive. A spokeswoman from the Liquor Control Board says Agiato's renewal application is still pending. Its license went to "inactive" status on Nov. 1, 2012. As of Tuesday, Jan. 15, the LCB said, Agiato does not have the authority to sell alcohol.

The state Revenue Department today told me that Agiato faced three tax liens:

  • Lien filed 1/25/12 for sales tax - total liability (including tax, penalties, interest and fees) of $608.32
  • Lien filed 8/14/12 for sales tax - total liability (including tax, penalties, interest and fees) of $3,970.66
  • Lien filed 8/29/12 for sales tax - total liability (including tax, penalties, interest and fees) of $20,085.29

The state noted that while these liens remain outstanding, it does not mean that these amounts are the current amounts due. Belvedere may have made partial payments to reduce the liability, or penalty and interest could have continued to accrue to increase the liabilities, the state said.

Rivera and Belvedere Restaurant Group recently shifted another Manayunk license to Tapestry, their bar at Fifth and Bainbridge Streets. Tapestry closed last fall after a falling out between Belvedere and a former partner. Rivera says Tapestry should reopen in February after the period for objection has passed.

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