State suspends liquor license of Hatorando Sushi and Sports Bar

PHOTO from Hatorando’s Facebook page

The liquor license and other related permits of Hatorando Sushi and Sports Bar, 10586 Highland Road in Hartland, have been suspended for violating state orders on indoor gatherings and face masks.

Reasons for the action on Dec. 14 are detailed in the document included at the end of this post.

The suspension will run at least until Hatorando’s owners appear before an administrative law judge via Zoom on Wednesday, Dec. 23. At that time, it will be decided whether the liquor license suspension should continue, or whether other fines and penalties should be imposed.

Hatornando — which the restaurant’s website says means “Hartland” in Japanese — is run by Two Guys Sushi LLC, which currently holds a Class C license, as well as permits for Sunday sales (a.m. and p.m.), dance-entertainment, and outdoor service.

Licensed establishments must comply with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Orders, as well as with local health department orders, and local ordinances regarding reduced occupancy rates and social distancing protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The restaurant used the hashtag #StillFighting and said it was “still open for dine-in” in this Facebook post about its Dec. 15 dinner special.

You can read the complaint here:


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