Justix, the Georgetown eatery where everything was served on a stick, has gone out of business, apparently over not paying state taxes.
A sign on the door of the restaurant, in a plaza off Cherry Blossom Way, indicates that an order was issued by a Franklin Circuit judge closing it because of failure to pay back taxes.
Cindy Lanham, a spokeswoman for the state Finance and Administration Cabinet, said the restaurant owed $70,393.70 in state taxes dating to July 2008.
The restaurant's management could not be reached, and the restaurant's phone number has been disconnected.
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When the restaurant opened in August 2007, it was the second Justix; the pioneering location was in Atlanta. That location has apparently also closed, according to online reports; its telephone number has also been disconnected.
The restaurant boasted colorful decor and had received positive reviews for its meat, fish, fowl and vegetables grilled on sticks and skewers, much like satay or kabobs.
Mike Mayer of property owner P.E. Ventures said his company has been in talks with a couple of other restaurants about filling the space.
"It was a great restaurant, and I thought it was a great concept," Mayer said. "It unfortunately just didn't work out."