Michigan. BYO now allowed

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ClarkstonMark
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#1 Post by ClarkstonMark » March 15th, 2014, 5:08 pm

Michigan just passed a law legalizing BYO wine. Better late than never.
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#2 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » March 29th, 2014, 4:10 pm

Congratulations! I grew up in Michigan.
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#3 Post by David Kaufman » April 2nd, 2014, 4:29 pm

Now only if they'd do the same in AZ...

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#4 Post by Gary Kahle » May 16th, 2014, 1:32 pm

It’s been two months since Michigan’s HB 5046 (allowing BYOB) went into effect and in Traverse City, where I live, many of the restaurants are fighting it fairly hard. Some are simply saying NO while others are OK but charging as much as $30 and one at $45. I hesitate to give names here because I think it might sort itself out as customers vote with their $$$. I probably won’t use it too often as most of my favorites do have a pretty good list. Having said that… I do plan to support those who welcome BYO.
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#5 Post by Jim Brennan » May 16th, 2014, 2:09 pm

Gary, the bigger opportunity may be those without beer/wine licenses who realize they can grow their customer base this way.

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#6 Post by Gary Kahle » May 16th, 2014, 3:39 pm

Jim Brennan wrote:Gary, the bigger opportunity may be those without beer/wine licenses who realize they can grow their customer base this way.
No, the bill makes it clear that it only applies to restaurants WITH a liquor license. There is one restaurant taking advantage of the new law by advertising they welcome BYOB at $15.00 and it has a good reputation. We will be going there soon!
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#7 Post by Blake Brown » September 22nd, 2017, 12:09 am

Gary Kahle wrote:It’s been two months since Michigan’s HB 5046 (allowing BYOB) went into effect and in Traverse City, where I live, many of the restaurants are fighting it fairly hard. Some are simply saying NO while others are OK but charging as much as $30 and one at $45. I hesitate to give names here because I think it might sort itself out as customers vote with their $$$. I probably won’t use it too often as most of my favorites do have a pretty good list. Having said that… I do plan to support those who welcome BYO.
Cheers, Gary
Gary, I spend time in the TC area [Crystal Lake] every summer and would appreciate knowing the corkage policies for the better restaurants in the area. It would be helpful to have a list with the corresponding info. That way, no place is dissed, but just included in the mix. Are you up to doing this? If not, can you send me a PM with the ones you know about?
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#8 Post by John Davis » September 26th, 2017, 7:17 pm

David Kaufman wrote:Now only if they'd do the same in AZ...
And Indiana....

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#9 Post by Mel Hill » September 26th, 2017, 7:21 pm

And Colorado...

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#10 Post by Jay Miller » September 27th, 2017, 7:29 am

Congratulations to Michigan! May you drink well for many years to come.
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