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Michigan restaurants receive fines, liquor license suspensions for violating public health order

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 12:04:59-05

LANSING, Mich. — Several Michigan restaurants and bowling alleys have been fined and had their liquor licenses suspended after violating the state’s emergency orders meant to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

It includes Jimmy’s Roadhouse in Newaygo, which also hosted a rally last month that brought in hundreds of people.

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Others include Brew Works of Freemont, Chapz Roadhouse in Lakeview, The Meeting Place in Fenton and Rock House Grill and Tavern in Houghton, according to documents obtained by Fox 17.

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Violations include allowing in-person gatherings, providing in-person dining and failing to stop patrons from congregating.

They also did not require customers and staff to wear masks, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission said.

The Liquor Control Commission noted that only violations of the state’s public health order were observed, not those of the Liquor Control Code.

Jimmy’s Roadhouse and Chapz Roadhouse both received $600 fines and their liquor licenses were suspended for 60 days.

SEE MORE: Coronavirus in West Michigan

Read the full Brew Works report here.

Read the full Jimmy's Roadhouse report here.

Read the full Chapz Roadhouse report here.