Enzo's Pizza Restaurant was reopened late on Thursday, April 4 after the property was seized only a day earlier by the New Jersey Division of Taxation.
According to Bill Quinn, of the New Jersey Division of Taxation, the pizzeria has an outstanding balance of $350,672.77 in unpaid taxes, including sales tax, corporate tax and employer withholder tax.
"On Thursday, April 4 they filed a bankruptcy peitition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court," Quinn said. "When they do that, we can't do any further collection efforts against them pending the outcome of their bankruptcy case."
Enzo's is being represented by Allen Gorski, an attorney specializing in bankruptcy and debtors with Teich Groh.
Customers of the popular pizzeria were alerted of the seizure by a neon orange sign posted on the door by the New Jersey Division of Taxation.
"The personal property contained herein has been seized, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:49-13A, for nonpayment of New Jersey state taxes," the sign stated.
Enzo's placed a handwritten, neon green sign next to it, promising hungry customers that they would be back soon.
"Sorry for any inconvience [sic]. We took a well needed mini vacation. We will be open soon," the sign reads.