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Updated MLCC Forms

April 12, 2013

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Just a quick note today – MLCC has updated several of their most commonly used forms. Although not every form has been updated, we recommending regularly checking MLCC’s form website for the most updated version of any forms that you may need. A few changes we have noted thus far: LCC-3011 – Application for New […]

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

February 8, 2013

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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

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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

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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 […]

Local Approval Process is Changing. Again.

June 22, 2012

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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 […]

The Value of Working Closely with the Locals

April 19, 2012

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As you hopefully have heard by now, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission now requires  local law enforcement recommendations and local government approval (where applicable) prior to the processing of an application for a new or transfer license.  The same is true if you are applying for a new permit. Our last post goes into more […]

Applying for a Michigan Retail Liquor License in the “New Era”

April 4, 2012

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We keep hearing that this is a “new era” of Michigan liquor law; the term seems apt enough and we cannot disagree.  Whether this new era will bring about the sweeping positive change that we hope for is yet to be seen.  At the very least, we can say that, thus far, there are some […]