The liquor license for CJ’s Restaurant and Catering was suspended Tuesday night. The Bloomington Liquor Commission suspended the license because of the companies failure to pay multiple municipal taxes. According to city records the company has also failed to pay for the annual liquor license for this year.
“We are suspending the license,” said Tari Renner, Bloomington Mayor. “Until they pay the fees and taxes they owe to the city the license will be suspended.”
Restaurant owner Peter Goranitis was not at the last hearing the commission had for its failure to pay taxes despite being given a subpoena. This resulted in an additional fine of $2,000 and the suspension of the current liquor license. According to a court order last month, Goranitis owes over $56,000 in annual rent, real estate taxes and rental equipment.
The commission will re-examine the issues at the next hearing in May.