The Tugboat Grill & Pub, a longstanding fixture in Ski Time Square, is set to have its contents auctioned if the owners can't come up with more than $10,000 in taxes and penalties by Sept. 11.

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The Tugboat Grill & Pub, a longstanding fixture in Ski Time Square, is set to have its contents auctioned if the owners can't come up with more than $10,000 in taxes and penalties by Sept. 11.

Iconic Tugboat Grill & Pub in Ski Time Square seized for tax debt

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— The Tugboat Grill & Pub has been seized by the Colorado Department of Revenue.

Documents posted on the building state that $10,846 in taxes and penalties is owed by the business.

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The Tugboat Grill & Pub is set to have its contents auctioned if the owners can't come up with more than $10,000 in taxes and penalties by Sept. 11.

If the debt is not paid by 11 a.m. Sept. 11, the business’s possessions and contents of the building will be auctioned. The Tugboat has been an iconic pub for decades and is full of memorabilia and ski town memories.

The state collects taxes for itself and Routt County. Steamboat Springs collects its own sales tax. For confidentiality reasons, Steamboat Springs Finance Director Kim Weber was not able to say whether the city was owed money from the business.

In the event the Tugboat’s assets were auctioned, the state would pay any other debts owed to government entities after taking what it was owed.

The owner, Jim Beatty, could not be reached for comment.

To reach Michael Schrantz, call 970-871-4206 or email mschrantz@SteamboatToday.com

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Comments

Clay Ogden 1 year, 1 month ago

Hate to say it but the city should probably pay this tax bill because they are responsible for killing all of the business in what was Ski Time Square.

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Jeff Fowler 1 year, 1 month ago

I think that the new owner is the one that killed it the previous owner had that place hopping the city did not kill it.

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