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Liquor licenses, permits suspended for 8 Michigan businesses for violating epidemic order

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 16:31:39-05

(WXYZ) — Eight more Michigan businesses have had their liquor licenses and permits suspended for violating the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services emergency order.

The violations include allowing non-residential, in-person gatherings; providing in-person dining; failure to require face coverings for staff and patrons; and failure to prohibit patrons from congregating.

Since September 2020, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission has suspended liquor licenses of a total of 21 establishments located throughout the state for violations of the emergency and executive orders due to the pandemic.

On December 9, 2020, MLCC Commissioners ordered emergency suspensions of the liquor licenses and permits held by Spanky’s, Inc. d/b/a Spanky’s Tavern located at 1414 Michigan Ave. West in Battle Creek. The Commission issued an emergency suspension order of its Class C, and Specially Designated Merchant licenses and permits for Sunday Sales (P.M.), Dance, and Direct Connection. A virtual hearing before an Administrative Law Judge was held on December 14, 2020, to determine whether this summary suspension should continue, or other fines and penalties should be imposed.

On December 10, 2020, MLCC Commissioners ordered emergency suspensions of the liquor licenses and permits held by:

  • L.V Management, Inc. d/b/a Andiamo Italia located at 7096 E. 14 Mile Rd in Warren. The MLCC issued an emergency suspension order of its Class C liquor license and permits for Sunday Sales (P.M.), Dance-Entertainment, Additional Bar, and Catering.
  • Polski’s Pub & Grub, Inc. d/b/a Polski’s Pub & Grub located at 38730 Harper Ave. in Clinton Twp. The MLCC issued an emergency suspension order of its Class C, and Specially Designated Merchant liquor licenses, and permits for Sunday Sales (P.M.), Dance, and Outdoor Service.

On December 11, 2020, MLCC Commissioners ordered emergency suspensions of the liquor licenses and permits held by:

  • Razorback, LLC d/b/a Kal-Ho Bar located at 340 S. Cedar St. in Kalkaska. The MLCC issued an emergency suspension order of its Class C-Resort and Specially Designated Merchant liquor licenses and permits for Sunday Sales (A.M. and P.M.), Dance-Entertainment, Additional Bar, and Direct Connection.
  • Dex’s Ventures Inc. d/b/a Dex’s Loggers Landing located at 206 State St. in Luther. The MLCC issued an emergency suspension order of its Class C, and Specially Designated Merchant liquor licenses, and permits for Sunday Sales (A.M and P.M.), Dance, and Outdoor Service.

On December 14, 2020, MLCC Commissioners ordered emergency suspensions of the liquor licenses and permits held by:

  • Devine Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Charlie’s Bar & Grill located at 116 E. Lansing Rd US 27 in Potterville. The MLCC issued an emergency suspension order of its Class C, and Specially Designated Merchant liquor licenses and permits for Sunday Sales (P.M.), Dance-Entertainment, Outdoor Service, and an Additional Bar.
  • JHM Lanes, Inc. d/b/a Plaza Lanes located at 42001 Ann Arbor Rd East in Plymouth Township. The MLCC issued an emergency suspension order of its Class C liquor license and permits for Sunday Sales (A.M. and P.M.), Specific Purpose (Food), Specific Purpose (Bowling), and Dance.
  • Two Guys Sushi, LLC d/b/a Hatorando Sushi and Sports Bar located at 10586 Highland Rd. in Hartland. The MLCC issued an emergency suspension order of its Class C liquor license and permits for Sunday Sales (A.M and P.M.), Dance-Entertainment and Outdoor Service.

Any licensed establishment that is in violation of the MDHHS emergency order risks suspension or revocation of its license. All licensees must not only comply with the MDHHS Orders, but also local health department orders, and local ordinances regarding reduced occupancy rates and social distancing protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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