Diners looking to visit Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Ferndale since Thursday have been disappointed to find the lights out and an official letter posted on the door.
The letter posted on the front door of the restaurant at 2054 Main Street is from the Washington State Department of Revenue. It explained that two warrants for unpaid taxes had been issued against DB BBQ Foods LLC doing business as Dickeys Barbecue Pit Ferndale in June and July of this year. The total of the warrants is $15,555.82.
The franchise’s taxpayer certificate of registration has since been revoked as has their reseller permit the letter said. These actions were taken since the warrants remained unpaid after more than 30 days since being issued.
The owner was reported to be out of the state due to a death in the family at the time of the restaurant’s closure.
According to state law, the certificate and permit can be reinstated or replaced if the amounts due on the warrants are paid or if a payment plan can be agreed to with the Department of Revenue.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Ferndale opened in June of 2014. Exactly a month ago, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Lynden closed their doors. At the time, it was said the Ferndale location would remain open.