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LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -

The Pulaski County Treasurer is preparing to hit 50 businesses where it hurts: the bottom line.

All of those businesses are delinquent in paying their property and real estate taxes.  And all of those businesses have a liquor license. for now.

Last year Treasurer Debra Buckner says 100 percent of the businesses she swung this big stick at paid up.

She hopes for the same results this year.

The last time we visited the Pulaski County Treasurer's office it was during the closing days before the deadline to pay real estate and personal property taxes.

So how did the county do?

"93 percent of the citizens paid on time," says County Treasurer Debra Buckner. "And there's that seven percent that didn't quite make it. So...we're revisiting all those people to remind them that they missed the deadline."

There are 50 delinquent businesses in the county that have a liquor license.

Some owe a few hundred...others owe a few thousand.

Those 50 will be getting a reminder from both the treasurer and the Alcohol Beverage Control Board.

"The ABC actually has the authority to pull their liquor license," says Buckner. "And they're willing to do that. So we work in partnership with them."

If it seems unfair that the tax collector has an extra weapon to use against select businesses....just remember....there is a weapon that can be used against you too.

"Personal...if Jason Pederson doesn't pay for his car taxes then what we do is block his ability next year to renew his car tag," says Buckner.

I'm all paid up. But don't take my word for it...you can check the list in Thursday's Democrat-Gazette. All the businesses and people who missed the October 15th tax deadline are listed in the local paper. It costs Pulaski County over $100,000 to publish this list...but it has no choice. State law requires it.

The hope is the public exposure will lead to more money in the public coffers.

Here is the list of Pulaski County businesses with liquor licenses:

 

Alcoholic Beverage Control Parcels

         

PARCEL

NAME

AMT

       

596931B

ARK QUEEN RIVERBOAT

$1,938.84

       

675811B

ALS TOBACCO LLC

$1,543.95

       

54849B

BEEF OBRADYS FAM.SPORT PUB

$1,407.93

       

16209B

BUFFALO GRILL

$1,491.91

       

48716B

COLLEGE STATION LIQ

$470.30

       

51044B

DOWNTOWN MUSIC & RECORDS

$477.42

       

38095B

E & M SISTER INC

$1,095.35

       

43434B

EXTRA STOP NO 4

$1,264.46

       

54833B

GRANDPAS SO CAT HOUSE

$2,293.08

       

651835B

HOMERS REST.

$1,020.11

       

46235B

HOME RUN FOOD INC

$1,089.70

       

570074B

LA CASA REAL

$593.75

       

27762B

CASTLE VALLEY DEV.INC

$363.19

       

33753B

LEVY SUPER MART

$383.02

       

1586B

LONES BP 4

$605.25

       

638414B

LOS NOGALES

$487.21

       

5630B

L R HILTON

$22,098.80

       

603859B

MAXMART NO 1012 STORE

$790.31

       

664463B

M&M SOCIAL BAR & CAFÉ

$619.49

       

38020B

OK FOOD MART

$2,369.17

       

12711B

OSCARS LIQUOR STORE

$2,008.10

       

654347B

PLEAZURES MARTINI LO & GRILL

$1,364.65

       

675810B

PIONEER EXPRESS

$652.95

       

23798B

SPIRITS FINE WINES

$1,136.29

       

1790B

TERRYS FINER WINES

$2,294.23

       

671380B

TAJ MAHAL

$3,086.15

       

675083B

W T BUBBAS

$869.23

       

666385B

ZIN URBAN WINE & BEER BAR

$387.30

       

53667B

ARTHURS PRIME STEAKHOUSE

$1,071.44

       

31146B

BUSY BEE BEV INC

$3,139.69

       

573073B

CAMP ROBINSON EXXON

$487.11

       

45085B

CASA MEXICANA REST

$648.92

       

27624B

CHUCK E CHEESE 303

$3,147.47

       

31504B

CHUCK E CHEESE 304

$3,380.19

       

53547B

CROSS EYED PIG

$283.97

       

3171B

DOE'S EAT PLACE

$588.20

       

33575B

FLASH MARKET NO 123

$9,817.51

       

585274B

HAPPY MART

$516.41

       

51718B

HARDRIDER CUSTOM MOTOR.

$895.00

       

4841B

I 30 SPEEDWAY

$416.59

       

570408B

LULAV LLC

$1,790.36

       

6228B

MARYS LIQUOR STORE

$337.94

       

53933B

MI BURRITO

$833.04

       

556898B

MR PANCHO MEXICAN

$534.85

       

604581B

ONE STOP SERVICE

$663.75

       

53635B

PEACHES

$383.46

       

19617B

PLEASANT VALLEY LIQUOR

$3,704.21

       

573512B

QUICK MART INC

$490.15

       

574098B

ROCKYS PUB

$653.91

       

36178B

SANDPIPER CLUB

$1,340.89

       

 

Air date: November 18th, 2013