Metro Detroit women share challenges they’ve faced throughout the COVID pandemic
DETROIT – Four women shared the challenges they’ve faced and their worries for other women amid the COVID pandemic as we mark International Women’s Day. Local 4 brought four women together to speak about the impact of the pandemic, the challenges they faced and the determination they had to fix the problems COVID-19 magnified. She has been fighting to keep her business alive during the pandemic and throughout that fight, she has focused on feeding others. Ad“All of a sudden it went from a lake of need to an ocean of need all around us,” Shand said. You know, as far as child care, family leave, the pandemic shined a light -- and you know, exposed those cracks,” Shand said.
New bill would allow Michigan bars to stay open until 4 a.m.
LANSING, Mich. – Bars in big cities like New York, Chicago and Miami can stay open until 4 a.m. and a new bill would put Michigan bars and restaurants in line with that. Michigan Rep. Ryan Berman said extending closing hours for many bars and restaurants will help restaurants make up for lost time after the pandemic. READ: Michigan loosens COVID restrictions on restaurants -- here are all the details“What this bill does, is allow premises alcohol consumption, between the hours of 2-4 a.m. So if this bill passes, it doesn’t mean that all the restaurants, bars nightclubs are staying open until 4 a.m. automatically,” Berman said. Nya Marshall, the owner of Ivy’s Kitchen and Cocktails in Detroit on Jefferson Avenue, said she has her doubts about staying open that late.
This chic East Village restaurant is a Detroit gem
East Village Detroit – Ever walk into a place and think “man, this is chic!” It’s a combination of the food, the atmosphere, and the cocktails. That’s how you feel when you walk into Ivy Kitchen + Cocktails, owner Nya Marshall’s first restaurant. It works to represent the old Detroit, blending and coming together with the new Detroit. The restaurant opened up just about 90 days before COVID-19 hit Michigan and shut down the restaurant industry. Ivy Kitchen + Cocktails is located at 9215 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit.
Biden's $15 wage proposal: Job killer or a boon for workers?
Will the Biden administration succeed in enacting a much higher federal minimum wage — and should it? The fate of Biden’s minimum wage proposal remains hazy. Yet by more than doubling the federal minimum wage over a few years, Biden’s plan would enter uncharted territory. As for Biden’s minimum wage proposal, it is up against the Senate’s “budget reconciliation” rules, which will likely govern the president's rescue aid package. But they are supposed to be limited to budgetary matters and likely don’t apply to a minimum wage increase.
Will restaurants survive winter with new loans from U.S. government?
100,000 restaurants already goneThe coronavirus has already forced the permanent closure of more than 100,000 restaurants across the U.S., with more anticipated shutterings on the way as the pandemic persists. The closures represent nearly 17% of all U.S. restaurants, according to a study from the National Restaurant Association. Colorado restaurateur Bobby Stuckey, who owns four restaurants in Boulder and Denver, said the program is not a good fit for his restaurants. She applied for, but didn't receive a PPP loan the first time around. Not even a PPP loan would have saved the establishment, Jaafari said.cbsnews.com
Restaurant Owners Worried Indoor Dining Ban Will Be Extended Past Next Weeks Deadline
(CBS DETROIT)– Businesses across the state paying close attention to Governor Whitmer’s briefing today, especially restaurant owners, wondering if the indoor dining ban would be extended past next weeks deadline. Restaurant owners having mixed emotions about being able to re-open their dining rooms next Tuesday December 8, after the statewide ban is lifted. “I’ve literally opened and closed the restaurant twice this year.”Like many business owners Marshall on pins and needles every time Governor Whitmer gives a briefing. During today’s announcement Marshall expected the Governor to extend the ban on indoor dining, Whitmer did not, at least not today. In a statement regarding the denial, the association says, they will now transition their efforts to preventing a ban extension.detroit.cbslocal.com
Restaurant Owners Worried Indoor Dining Ban Will Be Extended Past Next Week’s Deadline
(CBS DETROIT)– Businesses across the state paying close attention to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s briefing Thursday, especially restaurant owners, wondering if the indoor dining ban would be extended past next week’s deadline. Restaurant owners having mixed emotions about being able to re-open their dining rooms next Tuesday, Dec. 8, after the statewide ban is lifted. Like many business owners Marshall on pins and needles every time Whitmer gives a briefing. During Thursday’s announcement Marshall expected the Governor to extend the ban on indoor dining, Whitmer did not, at least not today. On Wednesday, a judge denied the Michigan Restaurant Association’s request to reverse the state’s ban on indoor dining.detroit.cbslocal.com
Can Michigan restaurants survive new COVID-19 restrictions?
Starting Wednesday restaurants and bars will be forced to close indoor dining and that extra help is nowhere to be found. Many restaurant owners are uncertain about whether they will be able to make it this time around. Gretchen Whitmer announced new COVID-19 restrictions that include prohibiting indoor dining. Details: Why is indoor dining at Michigan restaurants being shut down for 3 weeks despite fewer outbreaks? The only option restaurant owners have is offering outdoor service and carryout.
Black-owned restaurants get boost from program feeding Detroit neighborhoods
The campaign now supporting Black and brown-owned Detroit area restaurants, ordering catered meals to feed those in need. RELATED: New app supports Black-owned restaurants in Detroit, Atlanta, PhiladelphiaIn addition to the homeless at the neighborhood service organization, the campaign is now also helping at risk girls and women. Here are three ways you can help right now :1) The Pay It Forward team has created The Detroit Map of Black-owned Restaurants to help make it easy to locate and support black-owned Detroit neighborhood restaurants right now. Using this map, you can:Patronize Black-owned restaurants. 3) Check out all of Pay It Forward restaurant partners to support them by ordering takeout/delivery or dining in safely:
Michigan Economic Development Corporation launches campaign to help Detroit businesses
DETROIT Three months of lost revenue is enough to bring down any small business, and thats especially true for restaurants, but now the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has come up with a plan to help Black-owned businesses. Ivys Kitchen and Cocktails is one of the newest restaurants here on Detroits east side, right off Jefferson. Its dollar for dollar. They match every single dollar that I raise.Right now, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is initiating a crowdfunding campaign for 12 days, with local Detroit businesses. Marshall said she is one of them and the MEDC will match every dollar she raises.