State Revokes Liquor License of Downtown Liquor Store

Fox 17 West Michigan

Bob Brenzing

A slew of violations at downtown liquor store has put them in hot water, and possibly out of business for good.

A store in Grand Rapids named Lucky’s Downtown Market had its license for liquor revoked just yesterday once the Michigan Liquor Control Commission board were informed of further violations made by the owners, Payal and Ella LLC.

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs reportedly found out that Lucky’s had been selling alcohol to minors, as well as to visibly intoxicated consumers between August of 2017 and July 2018. State law requires that the liquor license must be suspended or revoked if a minimum of 3 violations are committed over a series of two years.

Evidence showed that there were two occasions in which the store clerks sold alcohol to 20-year-olds and five occasions of selling alcohol to intoxicated customers. One of the five occasions, police talked to a drunk lady who had just bought alcohol from Lucky’s. When she was given a breath test, she presented with a .212.

The store was given chances to fix the dilemma, but when the owners appeared to the hearing, they did not present a resolution to what seemed to be a reoccurring problem.

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