Michigan Liquor Control Commission Revokes Liquor License for Crown Liquor

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November 9, 2017 - At the Michigan Liquor Control Commission hearing today in Southfield, MI, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) ordered the revocation of the liquor license and permits held by McNichols Livernois, Inc – doing business as Crown Liquor – located at 7120 W. McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI.

Under MCL 436.1903(1), the Commission is required to hold a penalty hearing if a licensee is found liable for three violations of MCL 436.1801(2) on different occasions within a 24-month period. For McNichols Livernois, Inc., four violations occurred within eleven months, with the first violation occurring less than six months after their initial licensure date of January 15, 2016:

  • On June 10, 2016, the licensee sold or furnished alcohol – a 25 oz. can of Budlight Lime-Rita – to a 20-year old minor. An employee of the licensee did not ask the minor for her identification.
  • On August 8, 2016, the licensee sold or furnished alcohol – an 18 oz. can of Bud Light beer – to a 19-year old minor. Also, an employee of the licensee engaged in an illegal act, specifically: sale of single cigarettes. An employee of the licensee allowed narcotics paraphernalia, specifically: one chore boy, to be used, stored, exchanged or sold on the licensed premises.
  • On March 10, 2017, the licensee sold or furnished alcoholic liquor – a six pack of Bud Light beer – to a 19-year old minor. An employee of the licensee did not ask the minor for his identification.
  • On May 12, 2017, the licensee sold or furnished alcoholic liquor – a pint of Hennessy Black – to a 20-year old minor. An employee of the licensee did not ask the minor for identification.

After reviewing the record of the violations which necessitated the penalty hearing, hearing arguments from McNichols Livernois, Inc., and reviewing the MLCC file, the Commission found that a revocation of the license was warranted.

“The Commission is required by law to hold these hearings,” said MLCC Chairman Andy Deloney. “With the testimony heard – and the exhibits presented – on the record at the hearing, the Commission felt this was necessary to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the public.”

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