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tn4life

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Mar 7, 2012
 
Anyone heard anymore news on them closing?
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#2
Mar 7, 2012
 
Yup, they didn't pay taxes. Cash taken by IRS agents and told employees to leave. Locks changed. ALL GONE!!!
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Mar 7, 2012
 
Robertson County resident

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Mar 7, 2012
 

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Hate to hear this. Hope that they are able to reopen. Lot of good people working there.
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Mar 9, 2012
 

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I hope they open back up too. The owner used to come into Wal-Mart all the time and he was really nice.
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Mar 13, 2012
 

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Hope they open soon. Best place in town to eat.
Wannano

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Mar 15, 2012
 
What has happened to The Depot. I click on the tennessean link and nothing came up. There is a sign on about nonpayment of taxes. What is going on? Can anyone tell me? Will they be reopened soon?
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#8
Mar 16, 2012
 
The Tennessee Dep't of Revenue closed them for nonpayment of sales tax. They will reopen as soon as this issue is resolved.
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Antioch, TN

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Mar 16, 2012
 

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The Depot is not opening. They auctioned everything in the building off because of nonpayment!
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The Depot is not opening. They auctioned everything in the building off because of nonpayment!
wow, and I heard the people that worked there can't get unemployment cause he didn't turn in their income :(
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#11
Mar 18, 2012
 
How much did they owe? This must have been going own for a long time. Does anyone know?
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Mar 18, 2012
 

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It was in the Times...said he took a loss trying to open the second restaurant and couldn't recover fast enough.
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Mar 18, 2012
 

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I hate to hear it, I loved their Chili so much. Maybe he will open a new depot. Does anyone know if his house if up for sale yet?
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Mar 26, 2012
 

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If our family went out to eat in Springfield, more times than not, we went to the Depot. The food was excellent and the service was as well. It is a shame that all of this has happened and employees are now out of a job. Although, I am very fond of Doug Voise, he did not do things right. He had a thriving business there and even with his losses at the other restaurant he opened, he knew what he was doing was not only wrong, but criminal. Greed is a terrible quality to have. It gets you know where but down.
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Mar 27, 2012
 

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Just because a business looks busy does not necessarily mean it is doing well. Bookkeeping is extremely important and not to be ignored. Most owners ignore their bookkeepers/accountants advices. May sometimes ignoring advice has something to do with who traditionally hold these roles, men and women. Men love taking risks and chances in business but ignore logic. We have an amazing freedom in this country to start any business we could possibly imagine, design and create, to make money, to create jobs for others and to create wealth for ourselves and families. Most people take this for granted and not ever take the risk to try to start a business. They accept their w-2 they receive every year, the disability check, the welfare check or live off others. I hate hearing other people tear each other down constantly on here. It gets me "no" where but down. It is an uneducated assumption claiming that greed was a reason why this happened to the Depot and that it was "thriving" . Restaurant business have a low margin of profit, there are no room for errors. Sometimes business owners try to grow too fast, take too many chances. All good businesses have a Ying/Yang effect. Sales v. Accounting. Risk takers v. bean counters. A balance. Both are essential factors for a productive business. Great food, great atmosphere. But nobody was obviously paying attention to the bottom line or the bookkeeping. Ying but no Yang. Get a Yang next time and try again. Life is a learning lesson. The Depot is/was an asset to the city of Springfield this I do know.
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Mar 27, 2012
 

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I heard some investors from Springfield are going to get Doug out of this mess. Anyone else heard this or any other news?
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#17
Apr 4, 2012
 
I was told that there was a sign on the door saying that they were now hiring.
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#18
Apr 4, 2012
 
I heard someone else was opening it up
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#19
Apr 4, 2012
 
It's on rctimes.com . They are reopening without Doug, and they are hiring. I heard a big wig bought it and is going to have Story run it.
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Apr 5, 2012
 
The Depot among others wrote:
Just because a business looks busy does not necessarily mean it is doing well. Bookkeeping is extremely important and not to be ignored. Most owners ignore their bookkeepers/accountants advices. May sometimes ignoring advice has something to do with who traditionally hold these roles, men and women. Men love taking risks and chances in business but ignore logic. We have an amazing freedom in this country to start any business we could possibly imagine, design and create, to make money, to create jobs for others and to create wealth for ourselves and families. Most people take this for granted and not ever take the risk to try to start a business. They accept their w-2 they receive every year, the disability check, the welfare check or live off others. I hate hearing other people tear each other down constantly on here. It gets me "no" where but down. It is an uneducated assumption claiming that greed was a reason why this happened to the Depot and that it was "thriving" . Restaurant business have a low margin of profit, there are no room for errors. Sometimes business owners try to grow too fast, take too many chances. All good businesses have a Ying/Yang effect. Sales v. Accounting. Risk takers v. bean counters. A balance. Both are essential factors for a productive business. Great food, great atmosphere. But nobody was obviously paying attention to the bottom line or the bookkeeping. Ying but no Yang. Get a Yang next time and try again. Life is a learning lesson. The Depot is/was an asset to the city of Springfield this I do know.
Thank you for that information because I was thinking that The Depot was always busy and how could they not afford to pay their taxes. Anyways, hope all is resolved now.

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