Blasius Chocolate Factory Resolves Tax Issue
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store says it has resolved a tax issue that threatened to shutter the establishment days before Easter.
Mark McDonald, spokesman for Mayor Michael Nutter, told Philly.com that the shop signed an agreement to pay delinquent taxes and made a down payment on Thursday afternoon.
City officials had moved to close the store in the city's Kensington neighborhood Wednesday over $12,000 in unpaid taxes. Owner Phil Kerwick had disputed the amount.
The firm has been hand-making chocolates since the 1920s. It's noted for buttercreams and giant Easter eggs.
Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com