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LEFT OUT TO DRY: State alcohol regulators deny liquor license for Grand Rapids laundromat owner
GRAND RAPIDS — Edward Bates opened a laundromat on Grand Rapids’ far south side in 2018 after investing about $3 million into the building with renovations and new equipment.
Whitmer plan ties reopening to vaccination rates
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has outlined a new plan that lifts restrictions on restaurants, event venues and workplaces as the state meets a series of COVID-19 vaccination thresholds.
Whitmer administration loosens capacity restrictions under ‘cautious’ COVID-19 reopening
The Whitmer administration on Tuesday announced a series of loosened COVID-19 restrictions statewide, including allowing restaurants and bars to double their indoor capacity from 25 percent to 50 percent and allowing visitations at long-term care facilities.
State plans second liquor buyback program, unveils Restaurant Meal Program to aid reeling restaurant industry
The state plans to hold another liquor buyback for bars and restaurants. A similar effort earlier this year by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) bought back $3.4 million in spirits from 673 liquor license holders, for an average of a little more than $5,000 per each bar and restaurant that was closed or had limited operations during the COVID-019 pandemic.
State extends COVID-19 restrictions for 12 more days
The Whitmer administration has extended restrictions on indoor dining and various indoor entertainment facilities for 12 more days to help curb the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Restaurant owners ready to comply with latest order, but question effectiveness
Restaurant owners are seeking clarification from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on last week’s revised emergency order requiring bars and restaurants to gather names and contact information from patrons.
State clamps down on gathering sizes, restaurants as COVID cases surge
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has extended emergency orders that reinstates restrictions on gathering sizes and requires bars and restaurants to collect contact information from customers to aid in contract tracing.
De-escalation training available for bar, restaurant employees following mask mandate
The Michigan Licensed Beverage Association has launched a training program for bar and restaurant employees on how to properly de-escalate disputes with customers over pandemic-related restrictions.
New bar, restaurant coalition wants to set model for operating safely
A coalition of bars and restaurants started in Grand Rapids is “trying to build some solidarity” within the industry around managing facilities responsibly during the pandemic, following recent COVID-19 spikes linked to bars that led Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to close many of them for indoor service.
Whitmer signs bar, restaurant relief package expanding alcohol sales
LANSING — Michigan restaurants and bars are now able to expand alcohol sales as well as the area where patrons can consume drinks.
MLCC streamlines process for bars, restaurants to add outdoor service, offer to-go beer and wine
Bars and restaurants that want to open outdoor service areas can now take advantage of a streamlined permitting process through the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.
‘Cumbersome’ state liquor buyback program comes with many questions for bars, restaurants
The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has returned nearly $3.4 million to licensees as part of a liquor buyback program to support bars and restaurants during the state-mandated closure to curb the spread of COVID-19.
New law provides ‘parity’ for spirits producers, vendors to host festivals
New laws aim to bring parity to the state’s alcoholic beverage sector.
Bills would uncork changes for Michigan’s craft beverage industry
A series of bipartisan bills fast-tracked for the state Legislature’s lame-duck session would redefine the laws governing how Michigan-based alcoholic beverage producers operate.