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WATCH: MI Liquor Control Commission holds suspension hearing on Jimmy’s Roadhouse

Posted at 10:18 AM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 18:41:35-05

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Liquor Control Commission held on Friday suspension hearings on Jimmy’s Roadhouse and others who have violated the state's recent epidemic orders.


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In total, three West Michigan businesses are all at risk of losing their liquor licenses after state investigators captured pictures and video proof the businesses were in violation of the MDDHS order to end indoor dining services for three weeks, which is set to expire on December 8.

Champz Roadhouse in Lakeview, Fremont Bowling Alley, and Jimmy's Roadhouse in Newaygo all had special hearings Friday regarding the status of their liquor license. The same defense attorney represented all three West Michigan businesses, Steve Kallman. His argument in summary for all three cases is that the MLCC is not within its authority to suspend licenses based on the MDHHS epidemic order.

The state argued they have clear proof of violations on all three accounts given the photos and video they have of each of the locations operating not in accordance with the epidemic order and is within their rights as the MLCC to uphold current orders that effect public health.