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Deputies shut Harrison bar behind on drink tax payments

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By Aaron Aupperlee and Brian C. Rittmeyer
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

The Allegheny County Treasurer's Office closed The Boathouse Hotel in Harrison for failing to pay the county's 7-percent tax on alcoholic drinks.

Sheriff's deputies padlocked the bar Friday morning, Treasurer John Weinstein said in a statement.

The bar owed $5,685.46 in drink tax payments.

The owners of the bar could not be reached.

County property records show the owners also owe $1,316.23 in county property taxes for 2013 and 2012.

The county has shut down 40 bars or restaurants because of delinquent taxes. About 125 lawsuits filed against establishments have netted the county more than $1 million in delinquent taxes, according to the statement.



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