Two Macon businesses remained closed Wednesday afternoon after a visit from police.
The Macon Police Department conducted what they call a periodic, random check for current, valid business licenses with the city.
13WMAZ went to several businesses on a violation list, and here's what we found.
Macon police went to nine businesses, including the IHOP on Eisenhower Parkway. The manager refused to speak to us but did renew the restaurant's license. It was open for customers.
Across the Pio Nono intersection was the open sign in Subway's window. Their manager refused to comment as well but had a new license framed inside.
Then we headed down Pio Nono Avenue, where officers hit three establishments with violations Tuesday.
Employees at Papa's Wings and Deli say it was a misunderstanding, and they resolved the situation.
It was another story for the Chevron down the street. All the lights were off. The doors were locked, and the sign in the door said "closed for repairs."
South on Pio Nono, The Lucky Lottery Mart was also closed. The door was chained shut even though the sign on the door said their normal business hours are from ten to ten.
MPD also visited businesses on Riverside Drive.
The owner of the Budget Inn told 13WMAZ by phone that his expired license was an oversight on his part. He says he was at the city's financial office as soon as they opened this morning to renew it.
Officers also served a notice to the Motel 6 just north of the Budget Inn on Riverside. The manager was not available for comment, but its new license dated August 29, 2012, was in clear view on the front desk.
Just down the road, employees at the Holiday Inn Express say they received a notice that their license was expired Tuesday morning. As they were faxing the notice to their owner, a Macon police officer walked through the door with a list. She said it was an oversight on their accountant's part and have since fixed the issue but thought it was odd that they would receive a notice within hours of being fined.
Macon Police Chief Mike Burns told Eyewitness News, "Most business owners in Macon willingly and routinely obtain their business license each year. But it's disappointing to see some that don't."