Michigan fines Livonia liquor distributor $3 million over holiday alcohol shortage
LIVONIA, Mich. Michigan has issued a record fine against the Livonia liquor supplier responsible for the shortage that left restaurants scrambling to find alcohol during the holidays. Last fall, the company decided to move over to a state-of-the-art facility in Livonia, but the technology didnt take, and that caused major trouble. The Windmill Market in West Bloomfield has an 11-story shelf to house its liquor offerings, but that supply took a massive hit last fall. We were out of a lot of product, Windmill Market owner Mazen Shaba said. This was back in November.The state ultimately controls the liquor distribution, and officials werent happy with RNDC because of hit-or-miss deliveries.