Liquor at the Ramsdell

 The House of Representatives passed Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, HB 4411, yesterday, which would allow the Ramsdell Theater in Manistee to receive a year-round liquor license from the state. “We had my bill pass that would allow the threshold of population lower so the city of manistee, who owns the Ramsdell Theatre, an opportunity to pursue a liquor license for the theatre.” Stated Vanderwall

Michigan law did not allow municipally-owned theaters, civic centers or civil auditoriums in communities with populations under 9,500 to obtain a liquor license. Rep. Vanderwall's legislation removes the population threshold. “It would allow them to get that license. Before, they could apply and get a specialty license and they could do that 13 times a season. This will allow them to hold that licence [so that they] they can hold events year round. This license is only good for that facility.”

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