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Wooden Nickel has licenses suspended

LANSING — The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) has issued an emergency suspension of the liquor licenses and permits for the Wooden Nickel in Marquette. The agency cites multiple violations of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Emergency Order on Gatherings and Face Masks including:

– allowing non-residential, indoor gatherings

– failure to require face coverings for staff and patrons

– exceeding 25% of normal seating capacity

– allowing indoor dining after the 10 p.m. curfew

On February 10, an MLCC commissioner ordered the emergency suspension of the liquor licenses and permits held by Irie Vibes, Inc. d/b/a Wooden Nickel located at 1751 Presque Isle Ave., in Marquette. The Wooden Nickel is scheduled to appear before an Administrative Law Judge for a virtual hearing via Zoom to determine whether this summary suspension should continue, or other fines and penalties should be imposed.

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