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Update: Enzo's Pizza Restaurant of Matawan Reopens After Being Seized by New Jersey Division of Taxation

The state agency says the pizzeria declared bankruptcy.

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.

sammy k April 11, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Denino's is very good also, and a very busy place.
sammy k April 11, 2013 at 11:08 PM
We all pay more taxes when someone doesn't pay their fair share.
sammy k April 11, 2013 at 11:11 PM
All the other restaurants in the neighborhood were crowded, with a wait, Thursday at 6:45 pm. Enzo's parking lot only had a white Corvette.
sammy k April 11, 2013 at 11:13 PM
The local police should also give their business to honest, tax paying business owners.
jerry flynn April 12, 2013 at 08:37 PM
They should have closed him down for serving bad pizza. Thank god for Deninos and Esposito's

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