Owners Feeling Handcuffed by Michigan Restaurant and Banquet Hall Restrictions
Boutique Hotel Professionals CEO and The Inn at St. John's Managing Director, Paul Wegert, CHA, shares with Fox 2 Detroit how the ongoing COVID19 restrictions continue to negatively impact restaurant and event venues and how the repercussions of the mandates hurt every aspect of the Michigan economy.
In addition to Michigan continuing to lose both weddings and events (both immediate and future bookings) to neighboring States that have eased their COVID restrictions, impacting thousands of businesses and hundreds of thousands of employees, Wegert emphasizes that the State of Michigan is also losing out on much needed tax revenue.
Newly released survey by The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association, MRLA, indicates that 74% want to resume indoor dining and travel.
"People want to get back to normal," explains Wegert, "with 50% maximum capacity at restaurants and a 25 person maximum capacity limit for events, right now life in Michigan is anything but normal."
The Inn at St John's Grande Ballroom set up for
Michigan's current maximum capacity limit of 25 people.