Portland Brew coffeehouse is back in full swing this evening after a brief closure. Thursday morning the cafe was locked and padlocked, and a notice from the Tennessee Department of Revenue said the business was being shut down for nonpayment of taxes.
The cafe reopened late that afternoon. Today a message posted on Portland Brew's Twitter account joked, "We are working on a cover of Taxman...we ARE open, so come by and say hi and maybe we will sing it for you."
Employees said the cafe was resuming its normal hours of 7 a.m.-midnight Monday-Saturday.