File this one under "utterly unsurprising": Less than a month after being hit with a lawsuit from the state of Missouri, the University City outpost of a local pizza chain has closed its doors.
Fortel's Pizza Den (7358 Forsyth Boulevard, University City) was hit with a lawsuit on March 20 alleging it owed the state $149,389 in unremitted taxes — sales tax it had charged customers, as well as taxes withheld from employees, yet never turned over to the state.
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