State Liquor Control Commission discusses self-serve beer and wine at bars

If a rule change proposal under consideration by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission is approved, bar patrons across the state could soon be helping themselves to their next drink. The proposal, which deals with allowing alcohol-dispensing machines at bars, was recently discussed during a Michigan Liquor Control Commission public hearing. But as bartenders and patrons […]

Township sets licensing fees for smoking lounges

As part of the consent agenda, the Shelby Township Board of Trustees voted last month to establish an initial non-refundable application fee and a license renewal fee for smsoking lounges operating in the township.   According to the resolution adopted at the Jan. 20 meeting, Chapter 14 of the township’s Code of Ordinances requires that […]

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 […]

Rochester Cider Mill Seeks Winery License To Make, Sell Hard Cider

A southeast Michigan cider mill is hoping to ward off hard times with hard cider. Rochester Cider Mill in Oakland Township has won approval to operate year-round and has now begun the long process to apply for a winery license in order to hop on the growing popularity of alcoholic or “hard” apple cider. The license will only […]

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 […]

Retail Crime Costs Retailers $128 Billion Worldwide Each Year

$42 billion of “shrink” in the United States represents 1.48% of sales Shrink, comprised of shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud and administrative errors, cost the global retail industry more than $128 billion last year, $42 billion in the United States alone, according to the latest Global Retail Theft Barometer study. On average, this loss represents 1.29% […]

Michigan Motor Fuel Retail Outlet Licenses

Michigan Motor Fuel Retail Outlet Licenses expire November 30th each year. The Michigan Department of Agriculture has notified us that a number of Michigan fuel retailers have not renewed their licenses for the year 2015.Suppliers cannot legally deliver motor fuel to retailers who do not have a current Michigan Motor Fuel Retail Outlet License. So, check your […]

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 […]