Sunday, January 13, 2013
Here are some of your responses to the Rock Bar & Grill closing last week.
Plymouth-Canton Patch readers were eager to weigh in on last week's closing of the Rock Bar & Grill in downtown Plymouth. The bar's ownership had agreed to close the business' doors by Feb. 1 and find a buyer after the city threatened recommending revocation of its liquor license. Just days later, however, the bar's doors were closed with a sign indicating it would reopen in February under new ownership. Here are some Patch readers' comments about the bar's closing: Bryan Bentley: "It seems clear that ownership decided it was not worth staying open, and risking another violation, which would cost them the liquor license. This move was purely about the sacred liquor license. The receipts for 20 days were simply not worth the risk. Smart …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Sign at entrance indicates bar is closed, will reopen in February under new management.
The Rock Bar & Grill in downtown Plymouth is now closed, according to a sign posted at the front entrance of the building. "We will reopen in February 2013 under new management," the sign read. The bar was slated to close Feb. 1 after bar owner Kevin Montagano agreed to terms with the City of Plymouth to close the restaurant and seek new ownership in lieu of the city recommending revocation of its liquor license to the state's Liquor Control Commission after numerous liquor-related violations. The Plymouth City Commission voted unanimously Monday in favor of the agreement after a public hearing about the fate of the bar. Under the agreement, the bar would have to find a new owner within 90 days of Monday's public hearing in order to avoid…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Visions for Vacancies: Bar will close on Feb. 1 under agreement with City of Plymouth; What type of bar and restaurant would you like to see in its place?
The Rock Bar & Grill will close Feb. 1 as part of an agreement with the City of Plymouth after numerous liquor-related violations. The business now is for sale, as owner Kevin Mantanago seeks a buyer for the building, along with a transfer of its coveted liquor license. Needless to say, the new occupant of the former Rock Bar & Grill space will be another bar and restaurant. What characteristics would you like to see in a potential buyer? Any food menu items you're craving? Let us know in the comments!
Monday, January 7, 2013
Plymouth City Commission offers second public hearing tonight, could recommend revocation of liquor license.
The public has a second chance to weigh in tonight on the fate of the Rock Bar & Grill, a downtown Plymouth establishment that could face revocation of its state-issued liquor license after numerous City of Plymouth Liquor Management Ordinance violations. The public hearing will take place at the Plymouth City Commission's 7 p.m. meeting today at Plymouth City Hall. A public hearing was previously held Dec. 17, but the lawyer for the business was unable to attend. In a memo for the Dec. 17 meeting, City Manager Paul Sincock indicated recommending revocation of the business' liquor license to the State of Michigan's Liquor Control Commission "is a viable option," but acknowledged most businesses try to bring their operations "back into …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Second public hearing for downtown Plymouth bar and restaurant will take place Jan. 7, 2013.
Patrons of downtown Plymouth's Rock Bar & Grill spoke passionately Monday in support of the embattled bar and its management. The Plymouth City Commission held a public hearing Monday on recommending revocation of the bar's liquor license after a litany of alcohol-related ordinance violations. City commissioners did not come to a decision Monday, however, preferring to wait until the bar's lawyer can speak on the business' behalf at a second hearing on Jan. 7. Chelsea Cunningham, who told the City Commission she and her husband are regular patrons at the Rock Bar & Grill, said the bar upholds a professional and safe atmosphere. "They have called a cab for us many times," she said. "They make sure we get home safe." Other patrons noted …
Monday, December 17, 2012
No decision will be made tonight, but public invited to weigh in on fate of business' liquor license.
The public is asked to weigh in tonight on the Rock Bar & Grill, a downtown Plymouth establishment that could face revocation of its state-issued liquor license after numerous City of Plymouth Liquor Management Ordinance violations, according to a meeting packet for today's 7 p.m. Plymouth City Commission meeting. A public hearing is set for the meeting tonight at Plymouth City Hall. The city will not make a decision after tonight's hearing, however, opting to wait until after a second public hearing on Jan. 7, when the business' lawyer will be present. "Recommending revocation to the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission is a viable option that the city has in its (Liquor Management) Ordinance," City Manager Paul Sincock states in…