Macon police closed six businesses and warned three others Tuesday because they did not have current city business licenses.
A police news release says its narcotics unit checked 10 businesses and nine of them lacked proper licenses.
Three of them were hotels, which got warnings but were allowed to stay open to avoid inconveniencing current guests.
But these businesses were closed:
American Deli, 919 Pio Nono Ave.
The Lottery Store, 3535 Eisenhower Parkway
Chevron, 2510 Pio Nono Ave.
IHOP, 1224 Eisenhower Parkway
Subway, 1433 Eisenhower Parkway
Lucky Lottery Mart, 3457 Pio Nono Ave.
Police say these hotels were warned and told that they couldn't accept any new guests until they had a license. They will be closed Wednesday if they haven't obtained licenses, police say.
Motel 6, 2690 Riverside Drive
Budget Inn, 2566 Riverside Drive
Holiday Inn Express, 2720 Riverside Drive
Businesses must obtain a city license at the start of every calendar year. Police spokeswoman said the cost is "nominal," based on the number of employees.
The news release says one unidentified business owner told police he hadn't had a business license since 2005.