This month, the North Stables Pub in Iron Mountain was cited by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission for violating Rule 436.1438, the sale of an unlimited quantity of liquor at a specific price. They advertised online for an All-You-Can-Drink special for $6.00. The owner of the pub told TV6 they changed the special as soon as they heard about the violation and says they're working closely with the commission to sort things out. The commission released a statement to TV6 saying, "The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) is investigating this complaint and cannot comment on this until the investigation is closed."
North Stables Pub hasn't been the only establishment in the area to commit a similar violation. The website for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs showed that Mayme's Bar in Iron Mountain was also cited for the same violation, but that happened in 1988.
When it comes to citations for serving to minors or to an intoxicated person, another violation committed by North Stables Pub, there are a handful of others in Dickinson County who broke the same regulation in the past twenty years. Looking through the website, you can see Susie's Underground Lounge, The Woodward Bar, The Knight Owl and Mister Moms have all sold liquor to minors or intoxicated persons at least once since 1995.
These and other counties with violations are certainly not isolated cases, considering that in June 2014 alone, over $53,000 in fines were collected from Michigan establishments. If you??re interested in looking up violation histories at establishments in your county, you can visit the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs?? website here.