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Oops, They Did It Again – More Changes to Local Approval Process

February 8, 2013


As you may remember, the local approval process has undergone two changes in the past twelve months.  The first change occurred last February.  The second change occurred last June.  Now, perhaps just to keep us on our toes, MLCC has changed the local approval process again. According to Licensing staff and supervisors, the current status […]

Brief Updates from the Month of January

January 31, 2013


Local Approvals: Last June, we discussed the Commission’s decision to eliminate the local government approval requirement for transfers of on-premise licenses.  In our eyes, this change is beneficial insofar as it has helped mitigate the delay caused by requiring local government/law enforcement approvals before the investigation stage of an application.  While we do not expect […]

“Poof” Go the Licenses

September 21, 2012


We are always looking for ways to use one of Jim’s favorite words, “poof.”  Today, we have the perfect use: Effective this week, all non-renewed active or escrowed licenses have gone “poof.”  Frankly, many late-renewing licensees were lucky insofar as it took longer than we expected (and longer than MLCC led us to believe).  Per […]

The ORR Recommendations – (Finally) Bringing Michigan Liquor Law into the 21st Century

July 9, 2012


***Once again, Jim and Michael apologize for the delay in fully addressing the ORR Recommendations.  We strive to provide as many free resources as possible; sadly, free resources do not pay the bills.  Our clients’ needs must take precedence, and that has been the case over the past week and a half. If you have […]

Local Approval Process is Changing. Again.

June 22, 2012


Today, the Commission announced that it is rescinding (the infamous) Bulletin 2012-5.  This was Commission Bulletin that announced the requirement that local approvals be obtain by applicants prior to sending an application to MLCC. Effective July 1st, 2012: Applications for a New License Applications for a new license still require local law enforcement recommendation and local […]

Avoiding MLCC Violations

May 31, 2012


*Disclaimer: This post includes, in part, information about a new consulting service operated by individuals who are associated with this blog.  While we generally avoid discussing the paid services we offer, this service is on point and, for that reason, will be discussed below.* _______________________ Summer Violation Season It is always important for licensees to […]

The Smoking Ban

May 11, 2012


The topic of this post differs largely from our typical posts, but as it touches on an area that affects many licensees, we believe it is worth posting. Recently, there have been renewed discussions on the efforts to trim back the smoking ban.  One bill, introduced last year, would permit smoking in seperate enclosed locations […]