Commission Zeroes in on Target; Requires Back Fees

A large corporation doing business in Haverhill has been operating sit-down eating areas for the last nine years without proper permits.

The Haverhill License Commission voted last night to grant Target, 35 Computer Drive, a common victuallers license for its Starbucks and Pizza Hut concessions. However, commissioners required the store pay back fees for the past nine years, or about $900.

A store manager, Ryan Muise, said the concessions have been in place since the store opened in 2005.

In other business before the commission, Team Haverhill was granted a one-day wine and malt only license for its “River Ruckus” event Saturday, Sept. 6. The commission, however, did not waive the $140 license fee.

Commissioners granted the license after downtown businesses said they support the event.

In the interests of full disclosure, Tim Coco, president and general manager of WHAV, is a member of the Haverhill License Commission.