Garden City’s old-school prawn and prime rib shack, Stagecoach Inn, recently had its liquor license seized for nonpayment of taxes. According to a notice posted on the Idaho State Tax Commission’s website, the license is being auctioned off in a sealed bid sale, with a minimum bid of $75,000, which closes Jan. 24 at 10 a.m.
Stagecoach Inn owners Rick and Jennifer Fraser didn’t return multiple calls from Boise Weekly for comment. But on the restaurant’s Facebook page Jan. 9, Stagecoach opened itself up for questions from customers:
“I know many of you have questions/comments for me so fire it up and lets start a dialogue,” Stagecoach Inn wrote.
One customer asked, “What's up with your liquor license?”
Stagecoach Inn replied, “We are working hard to get it back. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused our customers. As soon as we have a change of status I will put it on the Reader Board outside and post the drink specials here on our Page. Thanks for the inquiry.”
Another customer asked: “Are u guys closing?”
To which Stagecoach Inn replied: “No plans to close at all! Still serving Lunch and Dinner with Great Service!”
We’ll keep you updated as this story develops.