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Boyne City liquor store protesting Family Fare having a liquor license

Boyne City liquor store protesting Family Fare having a liquor license

CHARLEVOIX COUNTY, Mi (WPBN/WGTU) -- A liquor store owner in Boyne City is waging a very public war against the government and a grocery store down the street.

The Par-T-Pac liquor store is now covered in signs saying that Family Fare getting a liquor license is a result of "cronyism" and "tyranny."

Owner Michael Long says that since the grocery store moved in a few years ago, his profit has dropped by hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, making his store barely profitable.

Long says he's tried going to court, but was told Family Fare's liquor license is legal.

“I just want the public to see that this is what our government does," Long said. "They don’t give a damn about small businesses. They don’t care that they totally annihilate a family’s income and basically kick us out of town.. I mean we’re being actually being booted out of Boyne City.”

Long has owned the store for almost 30 years and fear that he might go out of business soon.

He plans to keep adding more signs and demonstrating every day.


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