CINCINNATI - A beloved grocery store in Clifton was forced to close.
Keller's IGA on Ludlow Avenue is no longer open for business.
There is a tax commissioner notice on the door that states the food market's license to do business is under suspension.
The notice comes from the State Department of Taxation.
In addition, a search with the Hamilton County Auditor's website shows that the business is behind in property tax payments to the tune of $36,784.
"We have a lot of stores and little places that have frivalous things," John Niehaus said of his Clifton neighborhood, "but this is everyday food."
"I just bought things here a few days ago and there was no indication that they were going to close," said Sheri Allen of Northside.
Many shoppers were unaware of the closing and found out as they walked up to the door Thursday evening.
"I'm very devoted to Keller's. I've lived here for 13 years. This is the only grocery store I go to. It's an institution," said Jim Fothergill.
There is another note on the door telling customers to call the mayor, county commissioners and the auditor.
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