Closed until further noticePublished 11:46am Wednesday, August 1, 2012
El Rancho Grande Mexican restaurant is closed until further notice after failing to comply with Alabama tax laws.
An order of injunction was issued by the circuit court of Tallapoosa County June 26 ordering the defendant, Salvador Naranjo, doing business as El Rancho Grande, to pay the agreed upon taxes.
Following noncompliance with the order of injunction, the court issued a padlock order requiring that the premises be padlocked by the sheriff and that a notice be posted on the door in a prominent place that the premises have been closed.
The order prohibited Naranjo, employees or any other persons acting on the behalf of the business from interfering with the order or the acts of the sheriff in taking possession and padlocking the premises.
The padlock order will remain in effect until Naranjo makes an appearance in circuit court proving that he has come into full compliance with Alabama tax laws.
The costs of executing the padlock order are to be taxed against the defendant.
The order is dated July 19.
Naranjo could not be reached for comment.