Mega-Bev / Ulta Beauty
March 8 2017
In May, this former south Lansing grocery store, 3630 S. Cedar St., will become the fifth location for Mega-Bev, a southwest Michigan-based purveyor of craft beer, wine and liquor. It will be the biggest...
Amended Michigan liquor code allows customers to bring wine to restaurants
April 2 2014
You walk into a restaurant, intending to order a nice bottle of wine with dinner. You check out the wine list, but can’t convince yourself to spend $35 for a wine you recently purchased for $12 at...
Riverview Church's possible purchase of former Cadillac Club and its liquor license may have some tax implications for the church
June 19 2013
In her 13 years on the Lansing City Council, Carol Wood said she's never heard of a church in Lansing owning a liquor license. But that may change soon if the Holt-based Riverview Church purchases the...
Taxes force Old Town LGBT club to close after a two-year run
May 4 2011
After months of financial woes, The Chrome Cat, a lesbian-oriented hot spot, closed its doors Saturday, an emotional night for not only its loyal patrons, but its dedi- cated staff as well. The final evening...
It’s been legal to drink for 75 years, but we still can’t remember how we woke up on this park bench in our underwear.
Dec. 10 2008
In 1937, the leaders of the village of Shelby complained, according to a Michigan Municipal League report on liquor control from that year, that excessive sale of liquor to people who are working in the...
The City Council could have driven to Texas in the time it took to get through Monday’s hearing over whether to recommend terminating the Cadillac Club’s liquor license.
April 1 2009
Nearly 12 hours after testimony began at Monday night’s City Council hearing over whether to recommend to the state Liquor Control Commission to revoke or not renew Cadillac Club’s liquor license,...
The Cadillac Club, already in the news because of a recent shooting, is fighting to keep its liquor license after the city reported several alleged violations to the state.
Nov. 5 2008
Two Sunday ago after midnight, South Washington Avenue in REO Town was extremely busy. Young men drove around looking for parking spaces and barely dressed young women jogged across Washington toward the...

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