UPDATE: Austin hot-dog joint Frank seized by state Comptroller's Office for unpaid taxes, Scholz Garten unaffected

Frank Restaurant has closed after running into tax trouble, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Frank Restaurant has closed after running into tax trouble, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

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This story has been updated with details about Frank-managed Scholz Garten. 

Hot-dog purveyor Frank Restaurant was seized by the Texas Comptroller’s Office Jan. 30 for nonpayment of more than $186,000 in sales and alcohol taxes, according to an agency spokesperson.

Pending payment, the restaurant, which is located at 407 Colorado St., Austin, will be able to reopen.

The San Antonio Frank location closed Jan. 22, although no reason was provided at the time.

Nearby Scholz Garten, whose operations are managed by Frank but which remains independently owned, is not affected by the closure.

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By Emma Freer
Emma Freer began covering Central Austin for Community Impact Newspaper in 2017. Her beat includes the Travis County Commissioners Court and local business news. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2017.


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