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(MLive.com)   State of Michigan buys $836k in liquor to keep bars and restaurants afloat, immediately changes name to Drew   (mlive.com) divider line
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1234 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Apr 2020 at 6:04 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-04-21 5:19:13 PM  
So where's the party?
 
2020-04-21 6:06:18 PM  
That much liquor, all they need now is some Robitussin and Faygo for a fun friday night.
 
2020-04-21 6:07:25 PM  
So... are they reselling that?  Asking for a friend.
 
2020-04-21 6:17:00 PM  
Reason #8,633 why I love Michigan.
 
2020-04-21 6:20:12 PM  

SomeAmerican: So... are they reselling that?  Asking for a friend.


Sadly, no, they are holding on to it until the bars re-open, at which time the bars have 90 days to buy the booze back from the state at the price the state paid for it or the state will start seizing property from the bar owners (this whole program is the state of Michigan saying "OK, we know you aren't making any money right now, and you have all that un-sold booze, we'll take it off your hands at the price you paid for it so you still have some money coming in, but once we allow the bars to re-open, you have to take that booze off our hands and pay us back, or we send the state repo men in to start taking stuff away from you, because we ain't in the business of being a booze warehousing operation").
 
2020-04-21 6:20:13 PM  
Average of $4k per participant. Not a ton of money but better than a poke in the eye. At least the program seems to be set up in a somewhat intelligent manner.
 
2020-04-21 6:20:58 PM  
Ohio is doing this same thing. Hopefully it'll mean cheaper liquor prices because I really need to drink more.
 
2020-04-21 6:24:04 PM  
If Michigan claiming to be broke then locking everything down as soon as people ask questions?
 
2020-04-21 6:30:36 PM  
So now I was born in Battle Creek, Drew 49015.
 
2020-04-21 6:52:48 PM  
Drew State grad here. Go Spartans!
 
2020-04-21 7:08:01 PM  
I still say, after all this is done, the next health wave will be alcohol withdrawal, liver damage, pancreas issues, etc.  Day drinking is common as it is...this will increase it exponentially...especially with depression and job losses...
 
2020-04-21 7:11:09 PM  

mcsiegs: I still say, after all this is done, the next health wave will be alcohol withdrawal, liver damage, pancreas issues, etc.  Day drinking is common as it is...this will increase it exponentially...especially with depression and job losses...



I'll drink to that!
 
2020-04-21 7:36:37 PM  
The article then goes on to add 'Michigan cried poor and solicited funds from their citizens, but then proceeded to ignore any suggestions on how to make Michigan a better state. All avenues of communication with Michigan were shut down and disappeared, never to be heard from again'.
 
2020-04-21 7:52:04 PM  
So Woodytards now have to get shirts that say "Druck Few"?
 
2020-04-21 7:56:28 PM  
The State of Drew? It doesn't really catch fire with me.

But I have to honestly say that I like it a lot better than Planet George or the State of Franklin.

If somebody wants to rename one of the States, Drew, I will be OK with that. Especially since there are two Dakotas and Carolinas already, and they really should get rid of the redundancies.

I'm with Grandpa Simpson. There are two many states. You need to get rid of a few, not by dumping them, but by combining them into reasonable sized entitles.

Especially the farking Red States.
 
2020-04-21 7:57:07 PM  
Damned Tories. Gerrymandering the whole farking country with rotten boroughs and pocket boroughs. Somebody ought to hand the lot of them.
 
2020-04-21 7:58:59 PM  
With all of the Trumpian wheeling and dealing in medical supplies going on behind your backs in front of your faces, it was inevitable that somebody would buy up the alcohol. It's medicinal, after all. Can't make snake oil without it. Gotta have Grandma's sipping medicine.
 
2020-04-21 8:08:19 PM  
Can my section of Michigan be called Otisburg?  I always wanted to live in Otisburg.
 
2020-04-21 8:20:11 PM  

Hendawg: Can my section of Michigan be called Otisburg?  I always wanted to live in Otisburg.


Nope. It's still gonna be Hell.
 
2020-04-21 8:35:47 PM  
Surrounded by the great lakes, michigan becomes americas wet bar..

/ born n raised in Michigan
//went off to university where i could wear shorts in january
///still love visiting, esp northern michigan!
 
2020-04-21 8:37:47 PM  

ClavellBCMI: SomeAmerican: So... are they reselling that?  Asking for a friend.

Sadly, no, they are holding on to it until the bars re-open, at which time the bars have 90 days to buy the booze back from the state at the price the state paid for it or the state will start seizing property from the bar owners (this whole program is the state of Michigan saying "OK, we know you aren't making any money right now, and you have all that un-sold booze, we'll take it off your hands at the price you paid for it so you still have some money coming in, but once we allow the bars to re-open, you have to take that booze off our hands and pay us back, or we send the state repo men in to start taking stuff away from you, because we ain't in the business of being a booze warehousing operation").


Which we already knew. Bars in Michigan could get service much of last year because Michigan cocked that up, too.
 
2020-04-21 9:42:03 PM  

OkieDookie: Hendawg: Can my section of Michigan be called Otisburg?  I always wanted to live in Otisburg.

Nope. It's still gonna be Hell.


I live over an hour from Hell.  Well, I live Downriver.  So theoretically correct
 
2020-04-21 10:05:07 PM  
So in essence they're offering a $4,000 loan and if you don't pay it back they'll Seize Your Business isn't that like mafiosos stuff
 
2020-04-21 10:22:09 PM  

SomeAmerican: So... are they reselling that?  Asking for a friend.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm going to assume the booze doesn't actually change hands.   It's collateral.   The goods that get seized if the loan isn't paid back IS the booze.
 
2020-04-21 10:51:23 PM  

DrBrownCow: SomeAmerican: So... are they reselling that?  Asking for a friend.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm going to assume the booze doesn't actually change hands.   It's collateral.   The goods that get seized if the loan isn't paid back IS the booze.


I'm not sure about Michigan, but in Ohio the bars did in fact return it to the distributors (normally that's not legal), but that was like 6 weeks ago. I'm not sure if the distributors returned it to the state warehouse or just got a credit on their account. I guess it's one very small advantage to their 3 tier system, but it doesn't come close to making up for the rest of it.

/For the second time in the last few years I can't buy something at any price because the state warehouse doesn't have it
//it's legal and on the price sheet, they just never bother to stock it
///legally I can buy out of state, but shipping on wine is insane, $22 minimum on a $27 bottle of Vermouth
 
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