Meson Ole opens back up after tax dispute

Meson Ole reopened its doors Friday after being closed
for one week because the owner of the restaurant owed $8,000 in

Meson Ole in Greenport opened back up Friday after being shut down for a week by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
The agency allowed the Mexican restaurant to re-open its doors after owners of the North Fork franchise reached an agreement with the state over $8,000 owed in sales and withholding taxes, according to department of taxation spokesperson Brad Maione.
A sign on the window of the restaurant had read: “Warning: This property has been seized for non-payment of taxes and is now in the possession of the State of New York.”
The Greenport eatery is one of eight Meson Ole franchises operating in Suffolk County.
The owner of the restaurant could not be reached Friday. A man who said he was the manager of the location declined comment for this story.