Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Update: Bison County in Waltham Has Not Been Seized by the State After All

[Ed note: This article was updated to reflect new information confirming that the restaurant has not been seized by the state.]

Early today, we reported that the future of a longtime suburban barbecue spot had been taken over by the state. Now we have discovered that this is not true.

According to a source within the restaurant industry, Bison County in Waltham had apparently been seized, with another source sending us a picture showing a sign out front that indicates the Moody Street eatery is now in possession of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for nonpayment of taxes. Based on information that we have received this afternoon, it turns out that this sign was not real and authorities are reportedly getting to the bottom of what appears to be some sort of scam by somebody. If and when we get any further information on this, we will post an update here, but to repeat, Bison County has not been seized by the state.

Bison County first opened in 1995, with the dining spot offering such dishes as corn fritters, chili, fried pickles, pulled pork, brisket, baby back ribs, wings, fried catfish, bison tips, and more.

The address for Bison County is 275 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, 02453.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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