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Gus and Paul’s Temporarily Seized for Non-Payment of Taxes

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A Sumner Avenue fixture was temporarily closed Tuesday after being seized by the state for non-payment of taxes.

Ann Dufresne, spokesperson for the state’s Department of Revenue, says that members of the agency seized GRW Bakery LLC, which is doing business as Gus and Paul’s Bakery, Tuesday morning around 10:30 a.m. after several months of negotiations over back taxes that were due.

The state says that the bakery owes $57,639.47 in meals taxes and local meals taxes.

A few hours later, Dufresne notes that representatives from Gus and Paul’s entered into a repayment agreement with the state and the bakery was released from seizure and was allowed to reopen.


  • wilstebbins

    Some people think that the government should have let GM and Chrysler fail. These are the same people that have no understanding of what it takes to keep a business moving especially during a recession. Throw in a few economic set backs like broken equipment etc. and you can find yourself in trouble. Fast.

    As someone who grew up in a family business I understand the challenges that face a small business owner even in a good economy. G&P is a Springfield institution. Their baked goods are amazing and fresh. And if you think their prices are high you obviously do not frequent supermarkets because food prices across the board are high.

    I vote for supporting small locally owned business. They are what keeps are local economy healthy.

  • The truth

    I have to disagree there product was stale and counter help was poor. He cries about not getting enough business, when he should concentrate on the basics. You know fresh bread and good service.

  • jade

    Maybe if it wasn’t so filthy and cold they would make more money. If you haven’y ever used their rest room ask to. It’s a wake up call!! You have to cut through the kitchen to get there and OMG. I saw roaches and cigarette butts on the floor in the kitchen. I hear they have a relative in the DA’s office I guess that’s how they don’t have to obey health code rules everyone else does.