Ulrich's Tavern Closed Due to Tax Trouble | News
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ulrich's Tavern, Buffalo's oldest documented continuously operating tavern/restaurant, has been seized by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
Currently Ulrich's is closed. There is a handwritten sign on the window saying it will reopen Monday August 6th.
2 On Your Side contacted the State Department of Taxation and Finance for information about Ulrich's and got the following response:
"We can confirm that Ulrich's Tavern, 674 Ellicott St, Buffalo, was seized by the Tax Department. The business had 7 warrants against it that were not satisfied. Of that number, 3 of the warrants were related to Withholding Tax and 4 were related to Sales Tax. The total of the 7 warrants was $215,119."
Known for its German cuisine, Ulrich's opened in the fall of 1868 and recently underwent a major renovation. It was featured in a 2009 episode of the popular Travel Channel Show "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations."