Approved by state lawmakers earlier this fall as a way to boost tourism, the change, which went into effect today, allows alcohol sales at permitted establishments starting at 7 a.m. Alcohol sales previously had been prohibited between 2 a.m. and noon on Sundays.
As of Friday afternoon, 726 Sunday permits had been issued statewide for Sunday morning sales and 995 applications were pending, said Julie Wendt, an official of the Liquor Control Commission.
Michigan municipalities can still ban the sale of liquor Sunday. Dozens of communities have already opted out of Sunday liquor sales, by passing resolutions. In Oakland County, Commerce Township, the Village of Leonard and Royal Oak Township all passed resolutions banning Sunday morning liquor sales. In Wayne County, Ecorse, Garden City and Inkster also have banned morning sales.
For information on how to apply for a Sunday Permit please contact Samantha Moffett at Samantha@ambroselawgroup.com