(CBS Detroit) — More families might be making dinner reservations this weekend and the restaurant industry is eager and ready to serve. Tuesday Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a new order increasing the capacity for in-door dining to 50 percent or up to 100 people. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: When Could You See Another Economic Relief Payment? And it’s a move that restaurant owners have been waiting for. Katy Dean, Buddy’s Pizza Chief Operating Officer said, “To see the capacity increase from 25 percent to 50 percent, really exciting for us to be able to see more folks come back. As case rates go down and vaccination goes up it gives us the opportunity to pass forward towards normalcy. Buddy’s pizza chief operating officer Katy Dean says the pizzeria had to change its business model throughout the course of the pandemic to serve customers. Dean said, “At points, we were at a curb-side only model, very heavily carry-out with dining rooms closed as well, so in … [Read more...] about Michigan Restaurant Owners Welcome Capacity Increase, Hour Extension
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( CBS Detroit ) — A third stimulus check is now being discussed in the Senate. The $1,400 relief payment is an integral part of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic relief package, which aims to address the economic fallout from COVID and set the economy on better footing. It has both Democratic and Republican support and is anticipated to be included in the American Rescue Plan’s final version. The broader package passed by the House also contains higher unemployment benefits, an improved child tax credit, and much more. While a third check seems destined for bank accounts, the specific timeline is still up in the air. When Could My Stimulus Check Arrive? The administration hopes to sign the American Rescue Plan into law by March 14 . That is the day when the current $300 federal unemployment benefit bonus expires. Assuming President Biden can sign the relief package then, direct deposits would likely start the week of March 22, with checks beginning to arrive the week of … [Read more...] about Stimulus Check Latest: When Could You See Another Economic Relief Payment?
Transgender activists, medical professionals and civilians should treat gender dysphoria with compassion and respect, but everyone experiences a bad outcome when encouraging surgical or hormonal treatment for transgender individuals, a public policy expert explained Wednesday. Transgender activists and treatment opponents agree there’s great pain for gender-confused folks, however, they disagree on the best practice for gender dysphoria treatments, “ When Harry Became Sally: Responding To The Transgender Moment ” book author Ryan Anderson explained. “Today, more than 45, pediatric gender clinics have opened their doors,” said Anderson, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation. During an event Wednesday at the conservative think tank, he pointed to the fact children are increasingly in the spotlight. Parents are being told hormone blockers are the only way to prevent youth suicide, however, medical research shows 80 to 95 percent of children outgrow their gender … [Read more...] about Expert Responds To America’s ‘Transgender Movement’
Rents in Denver have fallen during the pandemic, according to a recent market report, but that doesn’t mean apartment developers are any less keen on a city that was a hot spot for rent growth before COVID-19 came calling. In fact, the number of would-be apartments in the planning pipeline for the metro area hit a record 46,000 in December, according to Denver data firm Apartment Insights. The X Company, the Chicago-based developer behind the X Denver apartment tower that is inching toward completion after nearly three years of construction just north of Coors Field at 3100 Inca St., embodies that enthusiasm for the Mile High City even in the face of shifting consumer preferences. X Denver offers traditional studio and one-bedroom apartments inside its 12-story, 455-apartment frame, but the X Company also allows people to rent individual bedrooms with private bathrooms in two-, three- and four-bedroom “co-living” apartments with shared kitchens and common areas. Tenants can … [Read more...] about The X Denver apartment building is all about shared community space. Will it and other new projects succeed in the pandemic?
(CBS/CNN) — The Disney Store, once a mall mainstay, is drastically reducing the number of locations it has in the United States and Canada. Disney said it’s closing at least 60 stores in North America, amounting to about 35% of its locations in the region. Moving forward, Disney is placing a larger emphasis on its e-commerce business rather than its brick-and-mortar footprint. READ MORE: Limited Amount Of New First Dose COVID Vaccine Appointments Go Fast “While consumer behavior has shifted toward online shopping, the global pandemic has changed what consumers expect from a retailer,” said Stephanie Young, president of Disney’s consumer products, games and publishing unit, in a press release. Disney, which didn’t release a list of stores that will close, has about 300 locations worldwide. It had nearly 800 locations globally at its peak in 1999. Currently, Disney stores can be found at the Wrentham Outlets, the Burlington Mall and New Hampshire’s Merrimack Premium Outlets. … [Read more...] about Disney Closing 60 Stores In North America