The hasn’t been paying its state sales taxes, and now has until Friday to settle with the State of Missouri or the City of Maplewood will not renew its business license on Monday, July 2.
According to Ward 3 council member Barry Greenberg, Jumpin’ Jupiter owner Jim Callahan testified in a public revocation hearing, before the city council meeting Tuesday, that he owes $28,000 in sales taxes to the state.
Council member Shawn Faulkingham said July 1 is the deadline for Maplewood to hear from the state that Callahan is in good standing, but that’s a Sunday, so he has until by June 29 to settle, or on July 2 the club won’t qualify to renew its business license with the city.
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“I know things are hard, things are hard for a lot of people, and they’re still paying the state first,” council member David Cerven said. “The sales tax is what allows him to operate.”
“You can not pay your rent. You can not pay your performers. You’ve got to pay your sales taxes,” Cerven said.
After the meeting, Callahan, at Jumpin’ Jupiter, said, “Hell yeah,” when asked if he can pay the owed taxes by Friday.
“I mean, God willing,” he said. “If they loose our paperwork, or something crazy, but as far as I know it was supposed to happen yesterday.”
Callahan said he’s reorganizing every system.
“We’ve already worked things out with the state,” he said. “It’s got to come up in the system. Everything is fine.”
He said all the performers in St. Louis have been paid.
“Lola got her check. Everybody is paid off. They can’t whine," Callahan said. "We’re moving forward.”
“We’ve got to get those shows started, and when the shows start, people will come. They can’t come if there’s not a show,” Callahan said. “So they’re all kicking in and everything is starting.”
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