Michigan wineries see boost in business despite pandemic
LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich – While many businesses took a hit this summer due to the ongoing pandemic. that wasn’t the case for several Northern Michigan wineries. “We’ve had the best June, July and August in the tasting room that we’ve ever had here," said Mike Laing, Director of MAWBYness in Suttons Bay. “I think people were excited to get out, get outside and see vineyards and wide-open spaces and up north -- we have that," Laing said. "Maybe they’re lingering longer, so we’re seeing customers who are here are spending more, staying longer.”MORE: Reopening Michigan
Michigan bars navigate changing rules, can now offer alcohol to-go
Gretchen Whitmers order that effectively stopped indoor alcohol service at most locations. But the order also made it OK for alcohol to be sold to-go. Its a great spot to be.Per the Gov.s order, bars with on-premises liquor licenses that earn more than 70% of receipts from alcohol must shut down. And those without an outdoor space are allowed to sell drinks to-go or via delivery. Its outdoor space will allow the bar to remain open.
Michigan bars, restaurants can now deliver alcoholic drinks, sell them to-go, offer 2-for-1 deals
LANSING, Mich. Michigan bars and restaurants can now deliver alcoholic beverages, sell them to-go and offer two-for-one deals, according to a package signed by Gov. Drinks to-goThe package allows licensed bars and restaurants to serve drinks to-go and via delivery until Dec. 31, 2025. Selling in commons areasCities, townships and villages can establish social districts with commons areas for companies to sell alcoholic drinks through Dec. 31, 2024. That means bars and restaurants that sell alcohol can apply for a permit to sell alcohol in social districts where it was previously prohibited. Package provides relief for bars, restaurants hurt by pandemicWhitmer signed the package to provide relief for bars, restaurants and other businesses that have been devastated by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.