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BREAKING: Madame Tong's Seized By New York State

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The Press reports that Ed Kleefield's Southampton lounge Madame Tong's has just been seized for nonpayment of taxes. Kleefield is responding that 'the state never reached out to him before Wednesday to tell him he has a balance due', and that he will pay immediately to get things back on track. The lounge had been open on weekends in June, following an appellate court decision to put a temporary hold on an eviction warrant issued by Southampton Town. A troubling sign just days before the lucrative holiday weekend, which could bring in desperately needed cash for the embattled restauranteur. Developing...
· Madame Tong's Seized By State [SH Press]