State closes west-side EconoLodge

UPDATED –The state has closed the EconoLodge at 600 S. Holland near Kellogg and Ridge for nonpayment of taxes.

At noon Tuesday, officials from the state Department of Revenue and the Alcoholic Beverage Control seized the assets of Petali Inc., which Bhupendra Patel owns.

Patel couldn’t be reached for comment.

A Tennessee bank, Community South, and the Small Business Administration also have filed to foreclose on the business. There will be a Feb. 29 sheriff’s sale of the property.

According to state documents, Patel owes $230,629.68 in transient guest taxes from October 2008 to December 2010 and $10,157.88 for sales tax in parts of 2010 and 2011. A sheriff’s auction will be scheduled to sell the contents and other assets of the business.

The west-side EconoLodge is not affiliated with the east-side EconoLodge at 8302 E. Kellogg.