Uptown restaurant shuttered, slapped with $116K federal tax lien

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An uptown restaurant shuttered operations after less than a year due to staffing issues and low traffic. Now, the federal government says Cantina 1511 owes nearly $116,000 in unpaid taxes.

A federal tax lien was filed in August against Uptown 1511 LLC and Cantina 1511.

The restaurant’s owners owe quarterly unemployment and payroll taxes dating from December 2017 to December 2018, according to the filing. It totals just shy of $115,974.

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“We’re in negotiations right now to resolve that,” says Dick Campbell, chief executive of Cantina’s ownership group, Quantum Development.

People who work uptown said they are used to seeing restaurants close.

"Within the last two years, four to 7 restaurants did turnover and it kind of limits our options," said Deidre Colbert who works uptown. " I know its competitive."

Cantina 1511 has three other locations in the Charlotte area. One in the Park Road Shopping Center, another in Stonecrest Piper Glen and a third in Mooresville.

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