CINCINNATI - The state of Ohio has secured judgment liens against Mahogany’s at the Banks for unpaid sales taxes and workers compensation premiums totaling $22,095.
The restaurant is also behind on its loan payments to the city of Cincinnati, said William Fischer, an economic development division manager for the city.
The judgments, filed in December in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, are the first to surface against the soul food restaurant since it received $984,000 in startup financing from the city of Cincinnati in 2012. The combined grant and loan package was controversial because of unpaid bills from other businesses operated by Mahogany’s co-owner and Executive Chef Elizabeth Rogers.
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