This may be sad news for frozen yogurt lovers.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, at 4645 Casey Blvd. in Williamsburg, has been closed during some regular business hours recently, and now has a sign posted indicating the business owes overdue taxes to James City County.
On Thursday, a bright orange sign posted at the front of the business reads “Do not move business personal property under penalty of law.”
James City County Treasurer Jennifer Tomes said Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt owes excise food and beverage taxes and business license fees dating back to April 2018. Tomes was not able to release the amount the business owes.
The county posted the sign Feb. 26 after the county’s contracted collection agency, Virginia Auction Company, visited the property to try to collect the overdue taxes.
Menchie’s had a payment agreement in place to get caught up on the taxes, but missed a payment, prompting the sign to be posted on the door.
Tomes did not immediately have a due date for the taxes, but said debtors typically have 72 hours after the sign is posted to pay what they owe.
If the debt is not paid, Virginia Auction Company will be able to sell the business’ property to recoup that tax revenue, Tomes said.
A Jan. 28 post on the Menchie’s Settlers Market Facebook page apologized for the store being closed during normal business hours.
“Please accept our apology for recent store closures during normal business hours. We will have new inportant [sic] news to share soon! We value our guest [sic] and do not take you for granted. Thank you for your patience at this time, management,” the post said.
Facebook posts indicate the business opened in fall 2013.
The phone number listed for Menchie’s was no longer in service when WYDaily called Thursday afternoon.
Menchie’s corporate did not immediately return a voicemail left at its headquarters in California.