A change in legislation – initiated by Cascade Township – comes full circle.
Cascade Charter Township approached and worked alongside Senator Dave Hildenbrand in 2014 to request that the on-premise liquor licenses for redevelopment purposes could be expanded for use by Townships and villages. Previously, this type of license was available only in cities, creating a hole for Townships and villages when all escrowed and quota licenses had been used. The expansion has allowed new businesses to move into areas identified as townships or villages, and obtain a redevelopment liquor license, despite escrowed and quota license availability.
Since this bill was enacted, Cascade Charter Township has had two businesses in the community who have successfully received a redevelopment liquor license: X-Golf and the Fowling Warehouse, both of which have opened within the last year.
To showcase how this opportunity came to be, what the redevelopment liquor license means for new businesses and how Cascade Township played a role in this legislature change according to Sen. Hildenbrand, check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD-MVqtTCII
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