Sugarhouse Bar & Grill in South Burlington was shut down on June 26 by the Vermont Department of Taxes for "noncompliance of meals and room tax," according to the department. A public notice of the closure is posted on the door of the bar at 733 Queen City Park Road.
Sugarhouse is scheduled to have a hearing before the Liquor Control Board on July 12, according to Department of Liquor Control commissioner Patrick Delaney, who confirmed that the hearing concerns taxation issues.
A business typically needs to post bond or make a payment plan to reopen, said Candace Morgan, director of policy, outreach and legislative affairs at the tax department. Efforts to contact the management of Sugarhouse Bar & Grill were unsuccessful. The establishment opened in spring 2016 in the space previously occupied by Franny O's.