Popular Irwin restaurant property up for sale for back taxes
The building that houses a popular Irwin restaurant is on Westmoreland County’s delinquent tax sale list — again. This time, the owners reportedly owe more than $22,000 in back taxes.
Kris and Sheri Aley, of North Huntingdon, own the parcel containing Brandy’s restaurant at 200 Main St. and two parking lots across from the restaurant. The couple owe $22,048 in unpaid taxes to the borough, Westmoreland County and the Norwin School District, records show.
Kris Aley could not be reached for comment.
The Aleys’ property is listed for the Sept. 9 sale by the county Tax Claim Bureau if the delinquent taxes for 2017 — amounting to $11,299 — are not paid, an agency spokeswoman said. If those 2017 taxes are not paid, bidding will start at $33,848 — which includes back taxes for 2018 and 2019, plus various fees, the spokeswoman said.
If the property is not sold at tax auction, it will be put up for judicial sale.
Robert Juliano, who operates the Brandy’s on Main restaurant at the site of the Aleys’ Cafe Supreme, said he has been assured by the Aleys the taxes would be paid prior to the tax sale.
Juliano has operated the business since mid-February and said he is in the process of buying the property.
Aley has a history of delinquent tax payments on his property and his business.
He prevented the property from being sold at a tax sale in September 2017, according documents filed in the Westmoreland County Prothonotary’s office. The county granted him an extension until September 2018 after he paid $13,903, records show.
The borough filed a lien against the Aleys in August 2018, claiming they owed more than $10,300 in outstanding sewage and garbage bills for Cafe Supreme. The borough in March tacked on nearly another $2,000 more in garbage bills.
Irwin won a default judgment in June 2010 against Aley and his business, Supreme Enterprises Inc., for $8,138 in unpaid business privilege taxes from 2004-09.
Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252, [email protected] or via Twitter .