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Bill Would Let Liquor flow at Michigan Bars and Restaurants Until 4 a.m.

February 28, 2021, 12:52 PM

(Photo: PJ's Lager House in Corktown)

Alcohol could flow at bars and restaurants in Michigan until 4 a.m. under legislation pending in Lansing.

Normally, the cutoff for liquor sales is 2 a.m. And during the pandemic, there's now a 10 p.m. limit indoors.  

Bill sponsor Rep. Ryan Berman says the proposed extension could help bars and restaurants financially rebound when pandemic restrictions are lifted, according to a report by Anna Liz Nichols of the Associated Press/Report For America.

“Once that is lifted it gives the local establishments -- restaurants, bars -- the ability to make up some lost time,” the Commerce Township Republican said, the AP reports. “Not everybody, in what we’re learning, has the same schedule. Not everybody works 9 to 5, not everybody is on the same sleep schedule. People work nights, people work weekends, different shifts.”

Read more:  Associated Press/Report For America

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