The restaurant will remain under government supervision until all of its legal and fiscal matters are settled.
Tselios was arrested on the diner’s premises after agents showed up to serve a search warrant. Breakfast items were available over the entire course of the day.
Social media reviews of the restaurant were mixed and varied, ranging from one to five stars.
Local residents of Morrow, Georgia, were stunned to receive the news that a popular area eatery was closed down on Friday and owner Jimmy Tselios was arrested on multiple felony charges.
The City Café Diner was closed and the doors chained after a joint investigation between the State Department of Revenue, Department of Homeland Security, the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office, and the Morrow Police Department revealed tax violations and multiple incidents of passing of bad checks.
Records indicate that an investigation into City Café Diner’s practices was initiated after it was found that over $100,000 in bad checks had been written to local vendors and that the establishment owed over half a million dollars in taxes to the state of Georgia despite the fact that it had collected the taxes.