A Senegalese restaurant in the South End closed down after getting seized by the state. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is now in possession of Teranga Restaurant for nonpayment of taxes, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. The restaurant apparently owed thousands of dollars worth of taxes.
Teranga Restaurant is located at 1746 Washington St. It opened in 2009 and has been known for being the only spot to eat Senegalese food in the area. The menu consisted of items like croquettes, herb-stuffed whitefish, lamb stew, plantains, yucca fries, and much more.
The restaurant was seized on Tuesday this week. According to the Boston Business Journal, Teranga Restaurant, operating as Blifia Associates, LLC, owed around $63,000 in meals taxes and corporate excise taxes.
Update 12/2, 12 p.m.: Teranga Restaurant is open.
• Teranga Restaurant in Boston's South End Seized by the State [BRT]
• South End Restaurant Shut Down by State for Failure to Pay Taxes [BBJ]