Bars and restaurants ordered to close

Forget about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this week — at least at any bar. File photo

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.

March 16


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

3 Responses to Bars and restaurants ordered to close

  1. Roadman

    March 16, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Maybe the bars in West Virginia are still open!

    But seriously, there are bars in the city who make tons of revenue on St. Patrick’s Day to cover operating losses during the rest of the year.

    This will hurt.

  2. Penny

    March 17, 2020 at 12:59 am

    Add Bumbo’s to your list. As usual you are out of the loop and I find your use of the word hipster incredibly misguided.

  3. csercombe

    March 17, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Our lists are for those bars and restaurants that are offering carryouts and/or deliveries. We have also included those bars/restaurants that normally offer food service but have decided to shut down completely. Bars that don’t normally offer food service have no choice but to close. Some bars may have a license to sell beer to go.
    Also, this is by no means a complete list.
    Sorry for the confusion.

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