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Downtown Madison liquor license applications on the rise in light of moratorium talk

  Six new establishments proposed for downtown Madison have applied for alcohol licenses following Mayor Paul Soglin’s public discussions about the future of the area and the possibility of a moratorium on liquor licenses. The six applicants involve a range of business models, including a chocolate store with wine pairings, a café/restaurant with live music and […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: AFPD to Pick Up Publishing of Quarterly Liquor Price Book

ANNOUNCEMENT: AFPD to Pick Up Publishing of Quarterly Liquor Price Book Beginning in 2015, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs/Michigan Liquor Control Commission (LARA/MLCC) will no longer publish a print version of its annual Liquor Price Book. Therefore, AFPD has decided to publish this book and offer it as a member benefit. “We listened to our members […]

liquor law violations

  University of Michigan officials handed out more referrals for liquor law violations on campus in 2013 than in 2012, but crime on campus is down, according to an annual report released Tuesday.According to the annual report, there were 1,234 liquor law violations that resulted in referrals to non-police agencies for disciplinary action in 2013. […]

Muskegon Liquor violations

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – Seven establishments in Muskegon County sold alcohol to minors over the weekend during a Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office decoy operation, authorities said, and now those businesses will be referred to the state’s Liquor License Commission for review. Muskegon County Sheriff’s Lt. Shane Brown said the weekend’s sting that started Friday, Aug. […]

Class C Liquor License approved for Texas Roadhouse

BLACKMAN TWP., MI — A national steakhouse chain, planning to move into the former Ground Round restaurant building, had its Class C Liquor License approved at the Monday, Aug. 12 Blackman Township meeting. Texas Roadhouse, based in Louisville, Ky., is also seeking a specially designated merchant license to serve beer and wine, as well as an outdoor service and […]

First Microbrewery

FLINT, MI — The state has approved a license for what could be first microbrewery, planned for a shuttered Flint fire station near downtown.Despite the green light for the project, the Rev. Patrick McNeal, pastor at Living Grace Community Fellowship and My Brother’s Keeper, said his congregation will pray that the brewery fails even before it opens its […]

Michigan house approves $195 million for Detroit “grand bargain” bankruptcy deal

The Michigan House on Thursday approved sweeping legislation that would send $194.8 million to Detroit in a bid to minimize pension cuts for retirees and help end the largest municipal bankruptcy case in United States history. Philanthropic foundations and the Detroit Institute of Arts have pledged $466 million for the grand bargain in order to protect […]

Downtown Grand Rapids Bar liquor license suspended

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission Tuesday ruled that The B.O.B. bar’s liquor license will be suspended for 10 days. The complaints against The B.O.B. stem from one of three falling deaths at the establishment in four years. An autopsy found that Kevin O’Brien was drunk in May 2013 when he fell four floors to his […]

Local Bar Loses Liquor License

A Sand Lake bar that’s been in business almost 24 years will not see its 25th. The Michigan Liquor Control Commission revoked the licenses of the Lake Street Station (The Sand Bar), after a penalty hearing on May 13. 24 years gone down the drain.   source:

First Place to Receive a Liquor License After Prohibition

While I was in Cincinnati this weekend for my son’s graduation from Xavier, we happened to go to this bar. It is the first place to receive a liquor license after prohibition. I thought that was funny since a huge part of my law practice is liquor license related. There is also a great story […]