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Andiamo in Warren receives liquor license, allows suspension in violation of Michigan’s COVID-19 restrictions on indoor gatherings

WARREN, I am.Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) He issued an emergency suspension of liquor license and permits for an Andiamo Warren restaurant on East 14 Mile Road in violation of current COVID-19 restrictions in Michigan.

According to MLCC on Tuesday, the comment was released on December 10 for LV Management Inc. d / b / a Andiamo Italia.

The MLCC suspended the licensee’s Class C alcoholic beverage license and Sunday sales permits, entertaining dancing, an additional pub and catering in violation to allow indoor gatherings and to allow individuals to gather without requiring them to wear face masks.

The comment does not affect other Andiamo websites.

Seven other works also issued emergency comment last week. Since September, alcoholic beverage licenses have been suspended for a total of 21 establishments across Michigan.


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According to the suspension reportOn December 4, the MLCC Enforcement Department investigated a complaint that Licensee was allowing indoor assembly. Investigators said the complaint related to a wedding that took place on November 29 and was attended by more than 75 guests.

The report stated that investigators went to the site on December 4 to investigate and observed a seating chart that listed 62 guests with scheduled assignments. The report stated that while the tables were properly spaced, “the guests were not socially separated at the tables or when mingling around the dance floor. None of the guests were wearing masks.”

Additionally, there were about 40 people in the hall.

In November, Joe Vicari, who owns the Andiamo restaurant chain with co-owner Rosalie Vicari, He wrote a letter to Michigan restaurants Urging them to challenge Gov. Gretchen Whitmire’s COVID-19 shutdown orders and reopen it.

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At the time, Michigan was under a “three-week pause”, from November 18 to December 8. Whether it continues extends the downtime. In the end, it was a pause For an additional 12 days – Until December 20.

“We need to band together and fight this lockdown,” Vicari wrote. “Our industry cannot afford another long-term shutdown. We are stronger if we stand together and use our strength to resist.”

Since then, Joe Vicari He backed down and made his intentions clear After first writing the letter to his restaurant colleagues, saying that he had never wanted to defy mandatory orders and that his top priority was protecting everyone’s health and safety amid the pandemic.

This was a devastating experience for all of us. The safety of our community is our top priority, as we have all been affected and are all fighting during this pandemic – some deeper than others. Our goal in our message to Detroit restaurant owners was to come together for an open conversation about how to maintain restaurants in the Detroit metro area while preserving the livelihoods of our employees and maintaining the health and safety of our community, “ Read a statement released December 4.

“We have not and will never defy the mandated orders and we will never be challenged. Our goal is to figure out the next step. How do we find a solution that not only strengthens the economy of our great cities but protects all Metro Detroit users including our employees who are also family members?”

A hearing is scheduled after Andiamo’s suspension in Warren on December 18 to determine whether the suspension should continue or if fines and other penalties should be imposed.

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