Four Fayetteville businesses closed for non-payment of sales tax

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Four Fayetteville businesses, including three in the city’s entertainment district, were closed over the weekend due to apparent non-payment of sales tax.

Dickson Street area businesses Pitas Mediterranean Grill (540 W. Dickson), Wingz on Dickson (644 W. Dickson) and Fez Hookah Lounge and Cafe (207 N. Thompson), along with Tangiers Mediterranean Grill (2800 N. College) were all closed on Dec. 7 according to information posted to the state’s Department of Finance and Administration website. The restaurants were served closure notifications on Nov. 27.

All four establishments were owned by local resident Mohammed Khaldi when we talked to him last December.

Khaldi could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. Phone numbers at each business have been disconnected.

Pitas Mediterranean Grill

Fez Hookah Lounge and Cafe

Wingz on Dickson

Tangiers Mediterranean Grill