Wednesday, June 22, 2016
GLADYS KNIGHT'S RESTAURANT SHUT DOWN; ATLANTA NEEDS A WHITE MAYOR
GLADYS KNIGHT'S FAMOUS ATLANTA BASED CHICKEN & WAFFLES FRANCHISE OWES MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN TAXES.
Sources: AJC, Page Six, NY Daily News,
The Root, YouTube
Another BLACK-owned Atlanta business bites the dust due to substandard business practices.
This time it's the famous Gladys Knight Chicken & Waffles restaurant, which has long been a staple for Tourists.
Apparently the family-owned franchise was recently shut down because it owes the state of GEORGIA more than $1 Million dollars in back TAXES.
As I mentioned in previous videos about Atlanta, it's high time for this Hub of the Southeast to elect a WHITE Mayor and to attract more WHITE residents.
Georgia authorities raided chicken-and-waffle restaurants owned by Gladys Knight‘s son, who is accused of tax evasion.
State Department of Revenue agents served search warrants on Tuesday on the three Atlanta-area locations of Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles, in an unsuccessful bid to arrest Shanga Hankerson.
State agents said Hankerson stole more than $650,000 in sales and withholding taxes for his own use. With penalties and interest, the total would be more than $1 million, officials said.
By lunchtime on Wednesday, all three restaurants were closed.
“It is never The Department of Revenue’s primary goal to shut down a business,” said Josh Waites, investigations chief for the Department of Revenue. “We are working with Mr. Hankerson’s attorney to have the business up and running again as soon as possible.”
State officials hope to strike a deal with Hankerson to put the restaurants into receivership so it can open again.
Gladys Knight — best known for her hit “Midnight Train to Georgia” – is not suspected of any wrongdoing.