Peter Thomas Shuts Down His North Carolina Bar Amid $237,000 in Unpaid Taxes (UPDATED)

Peter Thomas Shuts Down His North Carolina Bar Amid $237,000 in Unpaid Taxes (UPDATED)

Cynthia Bailey's ex-husband's business has been closed for renovations since August.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Peter Thomas

UPDATE (Sept. 24, 2:50 p.m.): Peter commented on TMZ's report about his unpaid taxes and Sports One Bar and Lounge closing on Instagram on September 24. "Hard work never stop over here, got to get these people their money," he wrote. "The shuffle hustle is real."

The original story continues below.

Peter Thomas' Sports One Bar and Lounge is closed — for now.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta ex's Charlotte, North Carolina hotspot owes $237,000 in unpaid taxes, according to federal public records, as reported by the Charlotte Business Journal.

Peter has now decided to close Sports One for three to six months while he and the bar's legal team resolve the issue and settle the debt, says sources close to the RHOA alum, according to TMZ.

Sports One has been closed for renovation since August.

"After 5yrs of great support from Charlotte and surrounding areas we feel it’s only right that we give you all something new and fresh. We thank you for your continued support and your patience as we know that it’s best we make these changes before the start of football season which we all look forward to every year!" the bar announced its makeover in a post on Instagram on August 19. "Prepare for some new and exciting changes as we introduce our fresh, new food and drink menus!"

Bar One was slated to reopen on September 12, according to an Instagram post published on September 1 that gave a sneak peek at the renovations. However, a sign that reads "closed for renovation" was still hanging on the bar's door as of September 23, according to the Charlotte Business Journal.

Peter is also the owner of Club One in Charlotte, as well as Bar One in Miami.

Earlier this year, Peter was arrested in Miami on a fugitive warrant from Louisiana where he was accused of writing fraudulent checks. He then spent six days in prison.

"It was an unfortunate misunderstanding. There was no intent on Mr. Thomas' part to not pay," Peter's attorney Keith Doley told E! News in a statement at the time. "There was a misunderstanding about a performance that didn't happen. It's all been resolved."

Peter's attorney delivered a $4,000 check on his behalf, and the DA's office did not pursue any charges.

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