The Michigan Liquor Control Code was recently amended to allow the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) to issue conditional liquor licenses to applicants that are seeking to transfer the location of a liquor license. The amendment will take effect on February 1, 2017.
Since May 22, 2014, the MLCC has been able to issue conditional liquor licenses which allow qualified applicants to sell alcohol while their application for a permanent liquor license is pending. The issuance of a conditional license allows the applicant to begin operating their new restaurant or other licensed business while their application is pending.
Prior to the recent amendment, however, the issuance of conditional liquor licenses has been restricted to applicants who are seeking to transfer the ownership of the license, but not the location of the license. The recent amendment to the law, removes the language regarding the location of the liquor license, thereby allowing applicants that are seeking to relocate the liquor license to apply for a conditional license as well.
If you have any questions regarding obtaining a liquor license for your business, please contact the attorneys at Demorest Law Firm.