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Vas
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Post Number: 701
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 1:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi everyone,
I just noticed Twingos surrounded by State troopers. Its windows are covered with paper and a notice says No Trespassing, MI Department of .........somthing. I think they didn't pay their taxes and are closed up at least for now.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 1:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

oh snap.
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Bumble
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 1:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Probably Masonic influences. Or the Queen of England.
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 1:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

perhaps renault issued a recall?

seriously though, sounds bad for those who worked there
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E_hemingway
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Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 1:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit's Twingo's padlocked

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20070424/U PDATE/704240445/1003
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Susanarosa
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 2:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

It remained empty until January 2006, when it was opened by John Lopez, who had worked at Atlas Global Bistro and Agave, also now-closed, and chef Shawn Mac who had worked at Boocoo in Royal Oak.



Nice track record.

So... when's Mercury Bar going to open?
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Jt1
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Post Number: 8904
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 2:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm curious how a place can get so far behind in taxes from January 2006 - April 2007 that the actions listed in the article are required.

I have never heard of police tape, etc used for taxes that are 1-2 years late.

Does anyone know of any other situation where a building is wrapped in police tape for this activity?
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Dialh4hipster
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 2:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It may have to do with businesses that have liquor licenses being late in taxes.

Sad news.
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Gdub
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 2:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Could it have had something to do with their Conspiracy Theory Movie Night series? Hmmmm. Paging Mudflap.
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Supersport
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 2:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Perhaps I'll actually make it there for their third time around.
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Brandon48202
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 4:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Perhaps it had something to do with that rude waiter that someone complained about a while back.
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Detroitnerd
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 4:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Susanarosa: You said it. The Mercury Bar has been ready to open "any week now" for several years.
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Master_debator2
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 4:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ATTENTION:

I work there, and its possible that we will be reopening this Thursday. I just found out about 45 minutes ago from Mudflap.

I'll keep everyone posted.
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Mudflap
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 5:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mudflap here....
Twingo's is back open, come have some cocktails on our patio tonight! The issues were solved in a few hours, so stop spreading rumours that Twingo's is closed. Detroitnerd, I will make sure to spit in your drink at the Mercury! LOL! I am one of the Principals at th Merc.
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Jt1
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 5:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Flap - You may want to contact the news or Freep to add a correction to their article.

They certainly got that 'closure' story up in a hurry didn't they.
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Barnesfoto
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 5:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There are certain things that journalists take very seriously. One of them is lunch.
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Leland_palmer
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 5:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Channel 7 is still claiming that it's closed. They should get in the loop.
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Blueidone
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 6:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Channel 7 just said they are back open.
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Supersport
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 6:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just walked by around 5pm, plenty of people there at least drinking outside, though didn't see any food.
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Mbr
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 6:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I guess any press is good press. Could this be a guerilla marketing tactic?
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Gdub
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 6:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Publicity stunt! I applaud your marketing bravado, Twingsters.
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Bibs
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 10:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Elvis was seen dining at Twingos! It's just a cover up!
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Yvette248
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Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 11:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They shut it down for failure to pay taxes. If they are back open, I'm sure someone rushed right down there with a check that magically materialized.
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Club_boss
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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 8:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Twingo's Euro Cafe, a popular midtown restaurant that reopened last year to rave reviews, was shuttered briefly Tuesday by Michigan treasury agents and state police over tax issues, according to a legal notice posted on the building."
The complete story...

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20070424/U PDATE/704240445
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Matt
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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 9:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OMG they're closed... now they're open... now they're closed... now they're open again! Looks like I need to get down there and have lunch before they close again next week!
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Vas
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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 9:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"A man who answered the phone and identified himself as a manager would not give his name, but said the restaurant was back in operation and open for dinner. He declined to say why law enforcement officers swarmed the establishment earlier in the day. 'Maybe they were here for lunch.'"

Thats great, the paranoid manager not sharing any info. Must be that one bartender that told my friend "Nice tits" That guy was a weirdo, sweating and hopped up on something.
Good atmosphere otherwise.
At least its back open unlike Oslo.
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Detroitnerd
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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 10:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mudflap: Heh. That's why I quit drinking.

Open that place already!
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Jt1
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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 2:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Must be that one bartender that told my friend "Nice tits" That guy was a weirdo, sweating and hopped up on something.



I suspect that is Steven. Personally I like the guy and his is entertaining as hell if you are there to drink. He might keep you away but he brings me in.
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Master_debator2
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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 3:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Vas, so your friend have nice tits? I'm sure she does as the bartender who said that knows his tits.

Everyone, come up to Twingos this Sunday for Conspiracy Theory Brew & View. I promise there won't be any more raids or attacks on your civil liberties :-)
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Vas
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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 3:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yeah I could see that dude being funny on another night. But then he was flicking us off and when I confronted him on it, he said it was a term of endearment or something. He was sweating and twitching so much I just thought he need another bump.
Her tits aren't particularly special but the entire package is great.
uh-oh, too much information. The point is, everyone go to Twingos.
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Mudflap
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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 6:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The bartender in question has Torettes Syndrome.
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Master_debator2
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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 6:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Flap, you gots ta b seedin me on all da d-tails when ya gets a minute. Flim flam da bitchy wham cram says pootie tang.

Now I'm speaking regulary. Now it makes sense that my doctor told me that I'm Auswitchy.

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