Twp. board notified of two recent liquor license applications

FLINT TWP. — As of June1, the township board has been advised of two applications to the state of Michigan for liquor licenses, according to Clerk Kathy Funk.

One is for the new Woodhaven club house facility, 5111 Woodlands Court, (off Dye Road) and the second is for the Family Dollar store at 1275 N. Ballenger Highway.

Woodhaven applied for the transfer of ownership of an escrowed 2017 Class C license from 5448 Lapeer Road in Burton. The requested license is for a new outdoor service area and entertainment permit. A Class C license generally applies to on-premises consumption of beer, wine and liquor. The license transfer does not require township board approval.

The Family Dollar application is for a new SDM license with new Sunday Sales Permit. Family Dollar stores began test marketing alcohol sales in 2014 before beginning a nationwide roll out, according to business reports.

The Specially Designated Merchant (SDM) license permits the sale of beer and wine for consumption off the premises.

Because of the number of liquor license application notifications, the clerk’s office is receiving, Funk gave the board a reference guide to explain the types of retail liquor licenses in Michigan which are categorized as on-premises or off-premise and apply to many vendors including clubs, hotels, restaurants and more.

— Rhonda Sanders

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