Enforcement of Emergency Order Continues, Royal Scot Court Hearing in January
Local County Health Department are actively enforcing the latest orders they issued, and have suspended licenses due to violations of the order. In January the Royal Scot Bowling and Golfing Center can appeal before an administrative law judge concerning the revocation by the state. Their food license which allows serving food, was revoked. On December 17th the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs confirmed that on January 7, 2021 at 9am, that the Royal Scot bowling alley will appear at a hearing with an administrative law judge. They will then have an opportunity to challenge their food license revocation and explain why they have been ignoring the pandemic precautions and orders.
Under a Dec. 7 order from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the business has been ordered to stop serving food until further notice. Epidemic orders from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services also block bowling alleys from operating statewide — including Royal Scot — until at least Dec. 20. Still, City Pulse captured video of the business serving food and allowing maskless guests to bowl on Dec. 11 and 12. Management eventually asked our reporters to leave.
An agreement of a 45-day license suspension and a $1,500 fine was imposed against Royal Scot this week according to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. They also reiterated that Royal Scot is still required to obey all laws and orders to cease and desist. The business could suffer criminal prosecution and or revocation of their liquor license.
There are other businesses that have disregarded the State Health Department orders, and are suffering the same kinds of consequences for their actions.