New Holland Brewing Company was awarded $200,000 in financial assistance in spring 2018 to rehab the property at 64 W. Michigan Ave. and transform it into a brewpub; initial announcements said that it would be open in spring of this year.
In a letter, the City of Battle Creek’s Planning Manager Christine Zuzga says that the current zoning ordinance is “inflexible” and “not user friendly”, as it lacks things like graphics, charts, drawings, and examples to help people understand the code.
Last week, the Battle Creek City Commission approved an ordinance which prohibits the use of a cell phone for texting, talking, or anything else while behind the wheel. Gov. Whitmer indicated support for something similar on the state level.
In Michigan, it's illegal to text and drive, but this ordinance also prohibits talking on the phone and "sending, receiving, and reading" any data on a cell phone while behind the wheel. Use of a hands-free device will still be allowed.