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Georgetown Cupcake lien resolved

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The lien placed against a popular D.C. institution has been resolved.

The focus of the hit TLC reality show "DC Cupcakes," Georgetown Cupcake is typically known for its long lines and decadent treats. But this week, D.C.'s Office of Tax and Revenue filed a lien against the business.

The tax office claimed the business owed more than $189,000 in unpaid taxes, explaining the eatery failed to pay its sales tax for Aug., Sept. and Oct. of last year.

D.C. resident E.J. Thomas said, "Just that they can forget about something like that is a little odd. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense. How they could forget about something like that?"

Georgetown Cupcake owed $69,571.78 for Aug., $66,363.74 for Sept. and $53,357.19 for Oct.

Rachel Gronvall, a customer from Ohio, visited the M Street store for the first time Friday.

"They employ a lot of people, I think they are a good business. They seem honest," Gronvall said.

By Friday, the lien against the dessert destination was in the process of being removed. A statement from Georgetown Cupcake said:

"...Georgetown Cupcake has paid its taxes to the DC Office of Tax and Revenue in full, and any misunderstanding has been resolved. The lien was released less than 24 hours after it was issued."

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