For sale in North Andover: a Chinese restaurant that has been the ire of police and town officials for years. The Beijing Restaurant has been on the market since July 23. Realtor Tom Caldarone of Concord-based Omni Properties, LLC said the owners are seeking $1,995,000 for the property.
The restaurant closed shortly after losing its liquor license and never reopened. Selectmen unanimously voted to revoke the Beijing’s license on May 2, calling the Osgood Street business a threat to public safety.
Selectmen voted to revoke the license after North Andover police arrested owner Wen Jing Huang’s husband, Can Qi Liang of Quincy, for operating under the influence of liquor and a marked lanes violation on March 31.
Police said Liang was drinking at Beijing before driving home on Route 125 and nearly hitting a police cruiser.
Huang appealed to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, but dropped the appeal in June before receiving a hearing.
The Beijing has been the site of a series of incidents in recent years, including instances of underage drinking and allegations of patrons being over-served.
The property at 1250 Osgood Street offers more than 6,000 square feet.