Flint Bar Has Liquor License Suspended For Coronavirus Violations

Joey Oliver

FLINT, MI — A Flint bar has been cited and its liquor license has been suspended following violations of coronavirus rules, according to a summary suspension report released by the state of Michigan Tuesday.

Down the Tracks, located at 2310 W. Court St. in Flint and owned by C & H Enterprises, will have a hearing Friday before an administrative law judge regarding the violations.

According to a summary report released by the state, a Michigan Liquor Control Commission Enforcement Division investigator on Jan. 7 visited Down the Tracks following multiple complaints from the local health department regarding violations of the state's rules regarding indoor gatherings and face masks.

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When the investigator arrived, they spotted several vehicles in a lot near the business and found 12 people inside the bar, according to the report. None of the customers were wearing masks, the investigator wrote in a report.

After order food and a drink, an unidentified person approached the investigator and asked how they found the businesses because they were "trying to stay under the radar," according to the report.

Businesses are prohibited from allowing indoor gatherings due to state orders issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Allowing gatherings like this could create additional outbreaks of the coronavirus, according to state officials.

To date, there have been 525,612 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Michigan, resulting in 13,501 deaths, according to state data.

This article originally appeared on the Flint Patch