Opening Day 2015 may come and go without the Philadium.
On Tuesday, March 31, the city shut down the popular sports bar - in a corner rowhouse not far from the sports complex at 17th Street and Packer Avenue. The candy-stripe notice on the door cites back taxes.
The city Revenue Department says the bar owes nearly $19,000 in taxes, penalty and interest dating back to 2011, when the first liens were applied.
State records show that Philadium was fined $1,200 in May 2014 for operating as a speakeasy for more than a month after its liquor license expired in October 2013. The liquor license is listed as active.
I'm attempting to reach the owners for comment.