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Michigan agency orders hearing for bar tied to outbreak

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 14:30:33-04

Michigan liquor regulators want an East Lansing bar to answer questions about a coronavirus outbreak that infected 186 people and was a factor in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's decision to halt indoor service at establishments that chiefly sell alcohol.

RELATED: 184 COVID-19 cases tied to outbreak at popular East Lansing bar

A hearing scheduled for next week could result in a license suspension or revocation for Harper's Restaurant and Brewpub, which currently is closed. But the purpose primarily is fact-finding. The outbreak occurred last month, shortly after bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen following a months-long shutdown.

Also Thursday, a federal judge rejected a lawsuit challenging the closure of movie theaters.

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