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Northern Michigan reopening gives the state a taste of the new normal in restaurants

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Northern Michigan restaurants were allowed to open at 50% capacity this weekend. What could their experience tell us about what eating out will look like in other parts of the state amid the coronavirus pandemic?

After being shut down for nearly two months, restaurants in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan were given the go-ahead for sit-in dining at limited capacity just in time for Memorial Day weekend. It's possible that the opening of the service industry up north has some things to show us about the future of dining out all over Michigan.

Mark Kurlyandchik writes about restaurants for the Detroit Free Press. We talked to him about what he saw in Northern Michigan over the weekend, and what it can tell us about what going out to eat will look in the age of coronavirus.

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