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State Pulls More Liquor Licenses, Encourages Individuals To Report COVID Violators

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission announced Wednesday it suspended the liquor licenses of three restaurants/bars for violating the state’s COVID-19 regulations.

The violations cited by the state include failure to require staff and patrons wear face coverings and failure to prohibit patrons from congregating, according to a press release.

The three businesses are located in Lakeview, Houghton and St. Joseph.

A state of Michigan press release encourages individuals to report businesses for "suspected non-compliance" of state orders, and gives information with how to file complaints online.

“The MLCC’s Enforcement Division, on behalf of the Commission, investigates all complaints relative to allegations of violations of the Code, Rules and Executive Orders, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic,” the state press release stated.

On Nov. 25 Capitol Confidential reported the state had fined or suspended the liquor licenses of seven other businesses for COVID violations.

Michigan Capitol Confidential is the news source produced by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Michigan Capitol Confidential reports with a free-market news perspective.