Mt. Pleasant Bar Liquor License Suspended Over State COVID-19 Violations

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) has issued emergency suspensions of the liquor licenses and permits for a business in Mt. Pleasant.

On Thursday, January 14, an MLCC Commissioner ordered the emergency suspension of the liquor license and permits held by Corky’s Beal City Tavern at 2007 N. Winn Rd. The suspension comes for numerous violations of COVID-19 orders from the state. Allowing the activity to continue could create additional outbreaks of COVID-19, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

Any licensed establishment in violation of the MDHHS emergency order will be held strictly accountable and risk suspension or revocation of its license. Licensees must not only comply with the MDHHS Orders, but also local health department orders and local ordinances regarding reduced occupancy rates and social distancing protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corky’s is scheduled to appear before an Administrative Law Judge Wednesday, January 20 for a virtual hearing to determine whether the suspension should continue or other fines and penalties should be imposed.

The Post Local Bistro in Plymouth and Bitely Tavern in Bitely also received suspensions of their liquor licenses.