Fenway’s Target wants to sell alcohol

Target Corp. has applied for a liquor license for the CityTarget going up on Boylston Street in the Fenway neighborhood, a Target spokesperson has confirmed, as reported by the Boston Business Journal.

Target Corp.is still waiting to hear if it can sell alcohol when the store opens to the public on July 22, said spokesperson Erika Winkels. The store is part of Samuels & Associates’ Van Ness development, a 550,000 square-foot mixed-use project on Boylston Street.

Under Massachusetts rules, grocers can apply for liquor licenses for off-premises alcohol consumption. The Walgreens flagship pharmacy in the former Borders location in Downtown Crossing sells alcohol, but few other non-liquor store retailers in downtown sell booze.

The liquor license Target has applied for would include import and domestic beers, wine and spirits, Winkels said.

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