Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


November 21, 2013

Dylan's seized by state for unpaid taxes

Restaurant contents to be auctioned Dec. 3


Petrovich couldn’t be reached for comment this week. In an interview last week prior to the seizure, Petrovich explained that the reason for the restaurant’s sudden closure was that “it was time to move on” and that he wanted to “be positive” about the situation.

Dylan’s website confirms that it has closed. Petrovich thanks “everyone for over 10 years of great memories.”

“We truly appreciate your business. Please look for an announcement on our new location,” he says.

However, when asked last week about a new location, Petrovich said he had no future plans to open up elsewhere.

Property owner Schnellinger Dagmar said she planned to lease the commercial space when it becomes available to a new tenant, be it for use as a restaurant or other activity.

The tax problem is specifically on Petrovich’s shoulders and doesn’t reach into the physical building, according to Dagmar.

“The property is fine,” she said. “I pay my taxes.”

The auction of the restaurant’s assets can be avoided if Petrovich pays the full amount owed before Dec. 3, Dufresne said. While the seizure process cannot be appealed, filing for bankruptcy can delay the taking, she said.

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