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Viking Tavern closes as state seeks back taxes

Tue., June 12, 2012, 5:58 p.m.

Owners of the Viking Tavern in North Spokane closed its doors Tuesday, a business worker said.

The company that is the listed owner is Spokane firm Phoenix IV Inc., with Barbara Randazzo as one of the principals.

The worker said Randazzo told her the closure is “indefinite.”

The Viking Tavern, at 1221 N. Stevens, has been in business since the 1990s. It took over the location of another popular Spokane hangout, Ahab’s Whale.

Court records show that both the state Labor & Industries and Revenue departments have filed court claims against Phoenix IV for delinquent taxes. The Department of Revenue issued a warrant last November for $2,200 in unpaid taxes.

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