Siciliano's Market News, March 24 Edition

The latest updates: only phone and email orders, curbside pickups

By Steve Siciliano

Well, this certainly is a fluid situation.

This morning in an updated post on how we’re dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic I announced that we were shortening our hours to help mitigate the spread of the virus. That was, of course, before Governor Whitmer issued a stay at home order for Michiganders in a late morning press conference.

After the governor issued the executive order, I spent a good portion of the day trying to determine if we could, and perhaps more importantly, should remain open for business. Late Monday evening, I finally received the definitive answer in regards to the could. The following quote is from a story on MLive:

“It is our understanding at the Michigan Liquor Control Commission that liquor stores may remain open at this time, but must follow the provisions outlined in the governor’s EO (executive order),” said Jeannie Vogel, spokesperson for the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

As I stated in yesterday morning’s post, the last few weeks have been a delicate balancing act for our management team. We want to be here for our loyal clientele, many folks currently have a preponderance of free time and are hunkering down at home making wine and brewing beer, but we also need to be cognizant of the potential impact that “being here” might have for our customers and staff.

In response to this latest development and to do our part in helping mitigate the spread of the virus, we are implementing the following until further notice:

  • Business hours will be from 10 am to 6 pm. We are hoping to be open seven days but this is subject to change.