Crain’s Detroit Business reporter Kurt Nagl wrote in May about about the City of Detroit seeking approval for 20 new liquor licenses through the Redevelopment Area Liquor Licenses that were made available through the State of Michigan. Though the matter was on the agenda for the May 21st Detroit City Council meeting, the resolution to approve the applications was referred to the Planning and Economic Development Committee for further discussion. I had the pleasure of speaking with Kurt for the article and blogged about this important news for Detroit restaurant and bar owners.
The resolution to approve the first 20 applicants was approved by the Planning and Economic Development committee on May 23, 2019 and subsequently approved by Detroit City Council on May 28, 2019. The next round of approvals for 20-30 applications will likely go before City Council for approval in July 2019 according to Matt Walters of the Mayor’s office.
The redevelopment project zones were created pursuant to MCL 436.1501 after the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), city and state took a three year look back at the real and personal property investment of various areas of the city. The City received the new licenses based on the development of these areas, totaling 63 new on premises licenses.
Other helpful resources for Detroit restaurant and bar owners include my video on how to obtain a Detroit liquor license and my blog on acquiring an on-premises liquor license in Michigan.
In order to be eligible for one of the new licenses, the business must be located in one of the redevelopment zone neighborhoods, have at least 25 seats, be open at least ten hours per day, and have made at least a $75,000 investment in rehabilitation of their building. They must then submit an application for local government approval to obtain a recommendation from the City for a new on-premises license. The cost of these licenses will be significantly less expensive at $23,000, rather than the market rate of $80,000 for an on-premises license.
Should your business require assistance in liquor license application or transferrin Detroit or elsewhere in Michigan, please contact me.
There are 10 things your attorney should be doing to help you succeed. If yours isn’t doing them, it may be time for a new attorney.Download the Free Guide Now
For blogs, videos and additional information to help your business thrive in Detroit or elsewhere in Michigan, visit the Dalton & Tomich, PLC business resources page.
The business and employment attorneys of Dalton & Tomich take your business just as seriously as you do. Attorneys Zana Tomich and Noel Sterett are trusted by closely held family businesses and others across Michigan and Northern Illinois as invaluable partners and counselors. We guarantee all your calls and emails will be returned within one business day so you can focus on what you do best: running your business.
Having worked with Zana for 10 years, I can attest to her professionalism, her pragmatism, and most importantly, her integrity. I always get sound, thoughtful advice and guidance. From routine filings & updates to the highly unexpected, Zana’s there to help, always responding quickly and […]Read More
We highly recommend Dalton & Tomich! As a start-up firm that has rapidly grown across the country in under 5 years, Dalton & Tomich has been integral to our sound, credible, and excellent in standard infrastructure. As we’ve scaled, Zana has been right by our […]Read More
As a professional photographer in the wedding industry, reliable communication is very important to me. Noel was very knowledgeable and quick to respond to all of my questions and not just that, he also gave me suggestions when reviewing and updating my contract. The entire […]Read More
Zana’s expert guidance has helped us to move forward with clarity and confidence in our business endeavors. She helped us create a new business entity, and a few years later to navigate a tricky buyout—all with a clear path forward for business growth. Her calm […]Read More
Noel’s guidance was much appreciated when redrafting my client contract. He was very professional, respectful of my time and potential costs, and was sincere with his advice. I trusted that he had the highest good for my business in mind. I will seek out his […]Read More
Zana’s expertise in employee law has helped us refine and build a stronger operations and hiring strategy at my company. As a business owner of a small and fast growing company, I very much appreciate Zana’s ability to always step into any situation quickly and […]Read More