Closed: Twingo's Euro Cafe
DETROIT -- Twingo's Euro Cafe, a popular midtown restaurant that reopened last year to rave reviews, was shuttered this week by Michigan treasury agents over non-payment of taxes, according to a legal notice posted on the building.
Calls to the restaurant were not answered today, and yellow police tape was wrapped around the building. Diners were eating at the restaurant's sidewalk tables as recently as Saturday night.
The notice said the inventory was being seized due to unpaid taxes.
Calls to a Michigan Department of Treasury spokesman were not immediately returned.
Fans of the eatery, which is on Cass and located near Wayne State University, were shocked at the closure.
"That was one of our favorite places, and we were excited to eat there now that the weather was getting warm," said Sheila Rice, a Wayne State University graduate student. "Business seemed like it was doing well."
The restaurant has been plagued by problems. The original Twingo's had been at that location for about 10 years until closing in 2004.
It remained empty until January 2006, when it was opened by John Lopez, who had worked at Atlas Global Bistro and Agave, also now-closed, and chef Shawn Mac who had worked at Boocoo in Royal Oak.
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