Local Bowling Alley Loses Liquor Licenses for Violating Restrictions
According to the Lansing State Journal, Royal scot's liquor licenses and other permits have been suspended after the business remained open despite new COVID-19 statewide restrictions.
I'm personally sorry to hear this just because I've been bowling at Royal Scot for quite some time now. I use to bowl every Thursday afternoon on the men's senior bowling league.
Regardless, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission issued an emergency suspension order for the bowling alley's Class C and Specially Designated Merchant liquor licenses as well as various other permits.
As you know, Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended COVID-19 restrictions for 12 more days, ending on December 19.
Many people were complaining about the fact that Royal Scot bowling alley did not comply with the Governor's restrictions.
An investigator called three times to conform Royal Scot was still open for bowling and could hear what sounded like bowling balls rolling and pins falling in the background, according to the emergency suspension order. (LSJ)
After the investigator finished phone conversations, she then went directly to Royal Scot in person to see if Royal Scot was following restriction orders, they were not.
The Mid-Michigan District health Department, which covers Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties, had previously issued a warning letter and cease and desist letter to Royal Scot.
As of today, the state order immediately suspends the liquor licenses and permits at Royal Scot and directs management or other representatives to report to a virtual hearing at 1 p.m. Friday before an administrative law judge. (LSJ)