Take-out alcohol? That’s one plan to help bars and restaurants

State lawmakers propose allowing bars and restaurants to sell liquor and mixed drinks to-go.

Bars and restaurants could be permitted to sell margaritas to-go under new legislation proposed in Lansing. And that could be a big boost to an industry devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Currently, most bars and restaurants in Michigan aren’t allowed to serve customers in-house, which means their alcohol sales have evaporated.

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Proposed liquor law changes would alter all sorts of rules to make drink service a possibility even during the shutdown, according to an article on MLive.

“We’ve seen statistics where a vast number of these bars and restaurant owners are likely to be out of business … if we don’t act,” said Senator Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton, who is the chairperson of the Regulatory Reform Commission committee that is weighing the proposals.

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