BONITA SPRINGS Fla. Three of the 11 Mel’s Diners in southwest Florida closed their doors last week, leaving roughly 50 employees without pay and a host of other financial obligations. Public records show that Bonita Springs-based Creative Restaurant Management Co., the operator of the Florida eateries, is delinquent in paying at least $189,437 in sales taxes and the chain also owes close to $35,000 in back property taxes for two of its restaurants. Additionally, public records show ...

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