Bars and restaurants have taken a big hit to their normal business throughout the pandemic, and thankfully, they'll be given some relief by the state.

Governor Whitmer signed an executive order that will provide $3.3 million to 657 bars and restaurants in the state. This gives each business just over $5,000.

The buyback program, in conjunction with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) offers a 100% cash buyback to places that sell liquor & had ordered from the commission prior to March 16, when the stay-at-home order went into effect. A chair person from the MLCC said

We’re extremely pleased to provide these neighborhood bars and restaurants across Michigan a financial lifeline they can count on in these uncertain times.

Bars and restaurants in Michigan will remain closed (unless take-out or delivery) until May 28th.

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