TEWKSBURY -- Mavericks Restaurant & Lounge, a business that frustrated selectmen with its delinquent tax payments over the years, has closed its doors after the owners decided to turn in their licenses early last week.

A show-cause hearing is scheduled for Monday night so the Board of Selectmen can vote to "close the loop," Town Manager Richard Montuori said.

"I met with senior town counsel (Thursday) and we're still going forward with the hearing since that's already in place," Montuori said, adding that representatives from Mavericks will not be present.

The business surrendered both its liquor license and common victualler license.

For years, the town manager and selectmen in Tewksbury have been frustrated with Mavericks' late tax payments. The business, located at 2212 Main St., owes $42,117. As of Friday evening, Montuori said there have been no payments made toward that amount.

Since 2001, the business has had issues with late tax payments. In a 2014 article, The Sun reported Mavericks had property liens placed on it in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Board of Selectmen can only take action on late payment of taxes if they are at least 12 months overdue.

"There's a sign on the door that says they're closed for renovations," Montuori said.

The show-cause hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Town Hall, at the start of the Board of Selectmen's meeting.

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