Three Branson lodging businesses are closed after the city found they did not have valid business licenses.
The three businesses that were closed by the city are:
- Polar Bear Inn (Lowden Street Properties) 3545 Arlene Dr
- Travel Inns (Travel Inn Apartments) 251 Expressway Ln
- Windmill Inn and Suites 2425 W 76 Country Blvd
The businesses have a deadline of January 23 to obtain a license or they will be forced to permanently close.
The city of Branson requires all businesses to obtain inspections to obtain a business license, including a health inspection from the Taney County Health Department; fire safety inspection from the Branson Fire Department; and a code inspection by the Branson Police Department.
They also need to be current on all taxes and fees, and have a state of Missouri issued lodging license.
The city sent via certified mail today to the mailing address of the responsible party for the businesses and delivered a copy to the business location notifying them of the need to remedy situations within ten business days, or January 23, 2020.