Nightclub opens after state seizure over taxes

A Grand Junction nightclub is open for business again after paying more than $11,000 in back taxes.

Colorado Department of Revenue spokesman Mark Couch said the ownership of Axis Nightclub, 2993 North Ave., on Wednesday paid $11,782, which was owed to the state and led to the seizure of the business earlier this month.

Couch said state-forced closures usually are the result of nonpayment of sales tax, employee withholding, or both, but he said he didn’t know exactly what Axis had failed to pay.

Couch also said he was unaware how long the taxes went unpaid.

An auction of the club’s inventory and equipment scheduled for Friday was canceled after the payment, Couch said.

Club owner Neal DeHaven did not return calls for comment Friday.

A man who answered the phone at Axis declined to identify himself but said the club was open for regular business Friday.


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