The owner of the Subway in the Simsbury TownShops plans to reopen the restaurant.
The doors of the Hopmeadow Street Subway have been closed for several days now for a "suspended sales tax permit."
Sarah Kaufman, communications director for the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, said the action was taken against Northwestern Foods Inc. for non-payment of sales tax of approximately $312,000.
Kaufman said Northwestern Foods can reopen when it resolves the issue through some type of agreement with the DRS.
"At this point the ball is in his court," she said.
Kenneth W. Crocker, who is president of Northwestern Foods Inc., said he plans to sell one of his five Subway locations so he can pay the tax and reopen. He did not specify the other location or how the situation arose. He did, however, acknowledge it may take a little time to get it all in order.
"It's not going to happen overnight," he said.
Steve Walker of Grove Property Fund, which owns and manages the shops, said the tenant is in good standing for the space itself. Subway itself signs the lease, has a couple years left on the current one and is looking to extend it, he said.
"It's a very successful Subway," Walker said.
Walker also spoke to Patch about the space next door — the former location of Metro Bis, which has moved to Simsbury 1820 House.
There has been much interest in the site and a potential tenant has signed a letter of intent but Walker said he can not divulge anything until a lease is signed.