Manchester Emergency hearing set for Three Cousins alcohol revocation

MANCHESTER (October 26, 2009) – The State of New Hampshire Liquor Commission – Bureau of Alcohol Enforcement announced that an emergency hearing has been scheduled regarding Three Cousins Pizza and Lounge. The hearing will determine whether to revoke the restaurant’s liquor license. The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2009, at the NH State Liquor Commission; 50 Storrs St.; Concord.

Mayor Frank Guinta, Chief David Mara and others will be testifying in support of permanent revocation of the restaurant’s liquor license. This stems from a raid of the premises on Wednesday, October 21, where three people were arrested for allegedly selling cocaine. Overall, raids throughout the day turned up illegal drugs and tens of thousands of dollars in cash.

“The safety of Manchester residents is my top priority, and because of that, I will be strongly pushing for the permanent revocation of Three Cousins’ liquor license,” Mayor Guinta said. “It is important that businesses that engage in such activity understand that such actions will not be tolerated.”