Michigan bars, restaurants to close for indoor dining again

New restrictions in effect from Wednesday (Nov. 18) through Dec. 8


CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The COVID-19 pandemic has hit small businesses especially hard.

The group that represents Michigan restaurants called the decision to shut down indoor dining “disappointing.”

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The new restrictions are slightly familiar territory for Michigan restaurant owners who have had to change the flow of their business to stay open, but they’re not exactly looking forward to them being in place yet once again.

The announcement from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer came as a shock Sunday to restaurant owners all across the state.

“I am very worried," said Jeff Baldwin. "These restaurants are our families livelihood,”

Baldwin, the owner of J.Baldwin’s Restaurant in Clinton Township, said it’s like a bad case of deja vu.

“Here we go again," Baldwin said.

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