Update, update: Add movie theaters, gyms, yoga studios, libraries (including Hamtramck’s) and casinos to the list of public places that will be closed through March 30.
Update: The closing of restaurants and bars will end after March 30.
Some local restaurants here in Hamtramck will soldier on in the meantime. The state is allowing restaurants, and bars that serve food, to offer takeout and delivery service.
Maine Street restaurant is going to offer curbside service for carryouts.
The Moose Lodge is offering carryouts for its Friday fish fry.
Balkan House, home of the hipster favorite Doner Kabob sandwich, will continue with carryout.
Royal Kabob, take out only
Amar Pizza, carryout and delivery
Kabob House, carryout and delivery
Other restaurants include:
Amicci’s Pizza, carryout and delivery
Polish Village Cafe, carryout and delivery
Hamtramck Coney Island, carryout only
Kelly’s Bar, Fish Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., carryout only, (313) 872-0387
The following will remain closed during the shutdown period:
Motor City Sports Bar
Posted March 16
By Charles Sercombe
This one is going to hurt a lot of folks in Hamtramck.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is ordering all bars and restaurants to close at 3 p.m. today (March 16) until further notice.
However, takeout and delivery service can continue.
This step is being taken because of the coronavirus pandemic. Michigan is not alone. Several other states and major cities have already closed down these businesses.
Hamtramck is home to a sizeable number of people who work in the food and bar industry.
There is no word yet if there will be federal or state legislation to help these folks financially.
Michigan has 53 cases of confirmed coronavirus cases. Nationwide, there are over 3,600 cases in 49 states. West Virginia is the only state not reporting an outbreak.
Posted 10:15 a.m. March 16