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  • Kevin Elliott

Sushi Hana restaurant seeks liquor license

The Bloomfield Township Planning Commission on Tuesday, February 19, gave unanimous support for a site plan and special land use approval for Sushi Hana, 43656 Woodward Avenue, in order to clear the way for the restaurant to obtain a Class C liquor license.

The restaurant, located in a strip mall plaza at Woodward and Millington Boulevard just south of Square Lake Road, is planning to transfer an existing liquor license from the Golden Crown Restaurant, 43239 Woodward Avenue, in Bloomfield Township. While Class C liquor license approvals are controlled by the state's liquor control commission, the commission requires a recommendation of approval from the municipality where the license will be located.

Under the proposed operation, Sushi Hana would propose hours of operation, including alcoholic beverage services, as late as 10:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and up to 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The township requires special land use approval by the board of trustees for hours past 9 p.m.

Patti Voelker, director of planning, building and ordinance for the township, said in a memo to planning commissioners that the restaurant doesn't plan on modifying the exterior changes due to the proposed liquor license. Likewise, the restaurant's menu will remain the same, with the exception of alcohol.

The plan were previously reviewed by the township's design review committee on February 6, which supported the request. The township's police, fire and planning department had no objections to the request.

Planning commissioners unanimously approved a recommendation of support to the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees, which will review the request at an upcoming meeting.

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