State Seizes Daniella's Track Side Grille For Non-Payment of Taxes

Daniella's Track Side Grille, a longtime Fair Lawn family restaurant and bar, was seized by the state on Oct. 11 for non-payment of taxes and its future remains uncertain.

Daniella's Track Side Grille, a popular Plaza Road restaurant and bar known for its steaks and salads, has been closed since Thursday with a bright orange state seizure notice taped to its door.

"The personal property contained herein has been seized pursuant to N.J.S.A 54:49-13a for non-payment of New Jersey state taxes," the notice reads.

Joanne Graziano, the restaurant's manager, did not wish to discuss the property's seizure at this time, but said the company's stakeholders "were working on a solution," to re-open. In recent months, Track Side had reduced its operation to five days per week.

In early 2010, the restaurant was put on the market for $1 million. Its asking price has since been reduced to $599,900, according to the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service

According to state tax records, Morton H. Kinzler owns the strip mall that contains the restaurant. The borough tax collector's office confirmed that the building's property taxes are up-to-date, which a tax office employee said suggests the seizure was made for unpaid income taxes.

A representative from the state's Department of the Treasury was not available for comment.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.


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Life-Long FL Resident October 16, 2012 at 10:14 PM
My wife and I were regulars for many years when Mr. V. owned it, top quality food and service as well. Upon sale, the food was still good and service left a lot to be desired (and the prices went up significantly) after a year or so, we stopped going because the food quality went down and service and prices not getting any better made solidified our decision not to go back. As of last month we recieved a dining out certificate so we figured we would give it anothe try (WHAT A MISTAKE) it was the WORST dining experience we had ever had in our lives... Service was terrible, Food was worse, and it still cost us $25- $30 MORE THAN THE $25 CERTIFICATE!! I was not suprised to see the orange notice in the window over the weekend... I only wish that Mr. V would reconsider, buy it at a discount and reopen back up to its original "glory!"
Cornell Christianson October 17, 2012 at 12:34 AM
First the Radburn Deli for failure to pay rent, now this for taxes. Panera's always has a line of 20 people, they are dominating the area.
Me October 18, 2012 at 01:26 PM
The Patch might want to remove the advertisement for the TSG since they aren't open anymore. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/oarule/patch/tracksidegrill.jpg
Joe October 18, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Hahahahah a crooks trying to get over. there food was terrible should of been a sign...Good riddance. Head to another town or prison.
Sara October 19, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Back in 2002,2003 trackside was the restaurant to be at. Busy and crowded on a Friday night... Went back last summer and it was one of the worst dining experiences I've had Ina very long time. Being that its closed now, i wont even post all the details of my dinner but lets just say that eveery detail that could have gone wrong in a dining experience ,did. I really hope they open some sort of food market for all the people in the nearby apartments and that side of town.with that huge parking lot,I was hoping Deal$ would have been grocery store ...maybe something good will reopen there. Please fair lawn.


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