The wine warehouse in the centre of Rome has been renamed “The Wine Shop”.
The Wine Shop is owned by an Italian wine bar owner, Luca Bresciani, who also owns a local wine store, but the shop is run by the wine bar owners.
“There are three people here, I am the owner, the manager and the bar owner,” Bresci told La Repubblica newspaper.
“I am the first one who is supposed to pay taxes, so that I don’t have to take care of them, and that is why we pay them.”
“I am a little bit ashamed,” said Bresca.
“But we don’t feel bad.
The owner pays the taxes, and the manager has to pay the money back.”
Brescati said he does not know why he is being treated like this.
“We are not thieves, but I feel like I am being punished,” he said.
“My life has become difficult because of this.”
The Wine Bar owner is being investigated by police after a video emerged on social media of him smoking marijuana while at work.
The video shows him smoking a cigar, and appears to show him being paid $40 by the bar to do so.
The bar owners owners are still under investigation by police, but have not yet faced any charges.