Liquor licenses suspended for 2 southeast Michigan businesses for violating COVID-19 orders

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 13:35:47-05

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Liquor Control Commission announced Thursday they had suspended the liquor licenses for two southeastern Michigan businesses that have violated Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 orders.

Both Punchline Comedy Lounge in Southfield and Birdies Indoor Golf & Bar in Oxford are accused of multiple violations of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Emergency Order on Gatherings and Face Masks include: allowing non-residential, indoor gatherings; providing indoor dining; and failure to require face coverings for staff and patrons.

Officials from both facilities are scheduled to appear before an Administrative Law Judge for a virtual hearing on February 8 to determine the suspensions should remain in place, or if fines or other penalties should be imposed.

According to the state, 39 businesses have had their liquor licenses suspended since September 2020 or violations of COVID-19 orders.

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