Michigan Senate OKs Cocktails To Go, Cut In Liquor Prices

Jun 10, 2020

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan restaurants and bars could sell cocktails and other liquor for pickup or delivery and would see a temporary cut in state liquor prices under legislation overwhelmingly approved by state Senate. Supporters say the bill passed Wednesday would help bars and restaurants amid the coronavirus pandemic. They note that some restaurants already can sell unopened beer and wine to go if they have a certain license. Under the legislation, local governments could designate a "social district" where people could drink alcohol outside. The bill goes to the House, which is considering similar measures.