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Northampton License Commission hears plans for package store

The License Commission has granted the former franchise owner of 7-Eleven on King Street extra time to sell her package store license or find a new location to operate.

Kimberly Tasneem told the commission last week that as of late January she was no longer a franchisee for 7-Eleven. Because the license to sell alcohol at the store’s 60 King St. location is in her name, Tasneem can either sell or transfer it to another business or change locations.

7-Eleven cannot sell alcohol, and is not selling alcohol, said Mary Midura, the commission’s clerk.

Tasneem has a small amount of alcohol stock in storage. She must file a going-out-of-business application with the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission should she seek to transfer or sell the alcohol to another licensed package store.

While the commission gave Tasneem time to determine what she wants to do, members noted that the license can’t be dormant indefinitely. If the license expires on Dec. 31, 2013, or is turned in to the License Commission, it will not be renewed because the city is over its quota for package store licenses.

— CHAD CAIN

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