Jumpin' Jupiter has lost its business license for the second time since June for nonpayment of state taxes.
The first time, owner James Callahan told the city council he was working it out with the state, and would remain open, which he did.
Tuesday night, neither Callahan nor anyone else came to represent the business.
Maplewood City Council listened as city attorney Craig Biesterfeld and city clerk Karen Scheidt went through the legal motions. It took nine minutes.
City Manager Marty Corcoran said business revocation hearings are rare in Maplewood, and this is the first time an owner didn’t show up that he knows.
Corcoran said Callahan would be served the papers to vacate, most likely on Wednesday.
The doors could remain open only if the taxes are paid.
“Callahan could theoretically say, ‘Here’s my receipt. I’ve made a payment.’ We would not revoke the license then if he’s done that,” Corcoran said.
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