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Cellar Door Chocolates

by JustinHammond » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:53 pm

What’s the scoop on the closing of Cellar Door due to back taxes?
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by Robin Garr » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:21 pm

Sad news. :( . WDRB has what appears to be all we need to know. Story by Chris Otts, a good business reporter:\\

WDRB-41 wrote:LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB NEWS) -- Cellar Door Chocolates isn't selling any sweet treats on Valentines Day after a court ordered the Louisville business closed earlier this month for failure to pay more than $700,000 in taxes, fees and penalties dating to 2012.

The Kentucky Department of Revenue filed a lawsuit against Cellar Door in October over the unpaid taxes.

On Feb. 5, Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate granted the state's request to order the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to forcibly close and padlock Cellar Door's three Louisville locations. Cellar Door did not attempt to defend itself in the court case, according to Wingate's order.


A red sign posted on Cellar Door's downtown location at S. 4th and Chestnut streets says the business was closed by court order for nonpayment of taxes owed. Jill Midkiff, A spokesperson for Finance and Administration Cabinet, says the business was closed on Feb 13.

The popular Louisville business, described as "a gourmet chocolate confectionary," has stores at 601 S. 4th St., inside Work the Metal at 1201 Story Avenue and at 110 North 13th St. Midkiff confirmed all three locations have closed and says the business can reopen those locations once the tax debt has been paid.

Cellar Door owner Erika Chavez-Graziano did not immediately respond to a message on her cell phone. No one answered the phone at the any of the business' locations.

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Re: Cellar Door Chocolates

by Deb Hall » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:20 pm

Oh no! I love their chocolates and that they are local.
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Re: Cellar Door Chocolates

by Jerry C » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:06 pm

$700,000!!!

How can a little chocolate company rack up this kind of bill???
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by Heather L » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:36 am

Jerry C wrote:$700,000!!!

How can a little chocolate company rack up this kind of bill???

It's crazy and I can't help but think that there must be more to this story?!?!
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Re: Cellar Door Chocolates

by Jon K » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:24 pm

Jerry C wrote:$700,000!!!

How can a little chocolate company rack up this kind of bill???


"..failure to pay more than $700,000 in taxes, fees and penalties dating to 2012."
7 years of taxes and penalties adds up.
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Re: Cellar Door Chocolates

by Robin Garr » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:28 pm

Jon K wrote: "..failure to pay more than $700,000 in taxes, fees and penalties dating to 2012."
7 years of taxes and penalties adds up.

It's really sad. Probably a lesson to small businesses that having a financial advisor or CPA is critical, and worth the cost. :(
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Re: Cellar Door Chocolates

by RonnieD » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:22 pm

Robin Garr wrote:
Jon K wrote: "..failure to pay more than $700,000 in taxes, fees and penalties dating to 2012."
7 years of taxes and penalties adds up.

It's really sad. Probably a lesson to small businesses that having a financial advisor or CPA is critical, and worth the cost. :(


Do you need a CPA to remind you to pay your taxes? That seems like Business 101.
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Re: Cellar Door Chocolates

by Robin Garr » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:16 pm

RonnieD wrote:Do you need a CPA to remind you to pay your taxes? That seems like Business 101.

Let me put it this way: If I didn't have an accountant, my finances would be thoroughly upscrewed, and I don't even have that much money. Even with a very small business, professional help is worth what you pay for it.
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by neal.johnson » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:01 pm

It's not sad. You don't pay taxes for 7 years or do so incorrectly operating more than one business, that's your own fault. It is Business 101. That is an insane about of money to be so casually dismissive about. Sounds like fraud or complete negligence.

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