Five Convenience Stores in Montrose Shut Down by State
by Kati O'Hare
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<b>SEIZED</b> – The door of the Q&T convenience store of East Main Street, along with four other Q&T stores, was seized by the Colorado Department of Revenue Monday for nonpayment of $46,745 in sales taxes. A man in the parking lot of one of the seized properties, who claimed to be the owner, said he expects to have the stores reopened by the end of the week. (Photo by Kati O’Hare)
SEIZED – The door of the Q&T convenience store of East Main Street, along with four other Q&T stores, was seized by the Colorado Department of Revenue Monday for nonpayment of $46,745 in sales taxes. A man in the parking lot of one of the seized properties, who claimed to be the owner, said he expects to have the stores reopened by the end of the week. (Photo by Kati O’Hare)
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MONTROSE – The Colorado Department of Revenue closed the doors of five Montrose businesses Monday.

Four Q&T convenience stores and the Beer Barn liquor store were seized and closed by the state due to the nonpayment of $46,745 in sales tax, said Mark Couch, spokesman for the state department.

The Q&T food stores and liquor store, operated by owner John Logan, are located on North and South Townsend Avenue, as well as East and West Main Street, according to city officials.

A man outside the Q&T Monday on South Townsend, where the Beer Barn also is located, claiming to be the owner, although he would not give his name, said he expects to have the businesses reopened by the end of the week.

According to the Department of Revenue, if the taxes aren't paid, the properties are scheduled for auction in the first week of February.

Contact Kati O'Hare at kohare@watchnewspapers.com
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