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With the warmer weather and hopes of extending services to curb the effects of executive orders to close and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, many local businesses are looking to bring seating and more outdoors this summer.

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Spring Lake officials say they are committed to reviving restaurants and other village businesses after the three-month state shutdown.

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“It looks like a murder scene,” said one client as he gazed at piles of hair surrounding the floor below him.

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan restaurants and bars could sell cocktails and liquor for pickup or delivery and would see a temporary cut in state liquor prices under fast-tracked legislation that supporters hope will help the industry survive the coronavirus pandemic.

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FERRYSBURG — Valerie Thompson says she is very excited and more than a little anxious about reopening her hair salon after being closed for three months due to the COVID-19 shutdown.

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Although Mondays are typically slow days in the dining industry, customers with perhaps pent-up dining desires hit local eateries for food and drinks.

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LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that hair salons and other personal-care businesses can reopen across Michigan on June 15, while those businesses and places like gyms and movie theaters that were shut down to curb the spread of the coronavirus can restart in northern Michiga…

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Similar to restaurant owners in northern Michigan who have been able to open their doors to customers, with some social-distancing measures in place, local restaurants may soon be able to expand their dining areas outdoors.

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A pair of local ice cream shops, displaced from Chinook Pier due to mold issues, are finally opening their doors in their new location.

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LANSING (AP) — Restaurants, bars and other retail businesses can reopen in much of northern Michigan starting Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday — a key step for the tourism-dependent region before the Memorial Day weekend and summer season.

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FREMONT — A former Spring Lake-area couple who bought a restaurant in Newaygo County last year are making their way through the pandemic shutdown by feeding area first responders.

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The community is being asked to save Seven Steps Up, a local concert venue that is in danger of closing due to revenue loss during COVID-19 pandemic.

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As more people try to control the technology in their home from a phone or tablet, a Michigan electronics company continues to receive national acclaim for their ability to install those systems.

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After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order of April 24 requiring all businesses to provide their employees with masks, some local business owners scrambled to comply.

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Mike Mattson said he was surprised that the landscaping ban instituted by Michigan’s Stay Home order was lifted immediately after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement last Friday.

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Bicycle shop owner Tim Meyer said that he was hoping to have the Rock ‘n’ Road stores in Grand Haven and Holland open to do repairs on May 1, but was happy to be back in business almost immediately after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last Friday added bicycle shops to the list of essential businesse…

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Paxton Media Group, publisher of the Grand Haven Tribune, has established a $250,000 fund to help local businesses in the area get back to full strength by subsidizing their marketing through matching grants.

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A couple of landscape-related businesses have hunkered down since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued her stay-at-home order last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A group of West Michigan companies have banded together to create a network to provide local frontline workers with personal protection equipment.

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Some local food and beverage business owners are putting a new spin on their daily inventory.

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As our community continues to confront the enormous challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, The Tribune pledges to continue providing important timely information to our readers through our various platforms – print edition, website and social media.

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Weekly grocery shopping trips used to be a time for me to relax, think about the week ahead and see familiar faces.

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A medical mask assembly line that would typically take six months to develop was created in six days by JR Automation in a partnership with General Motors.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Meijer announced Thursday it is adjusting its store hours for the foreseeable future – both to allow more time for team members to deep clean and restock stores, as well as dedicated hours for senior citizens, customers with chronic health conditions, essential service workers…

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Some local grocery stores may feel like ghost towns these days, with empty shelves and near-empty fresh meat cases, but experts in the industry say there is no need to panic – as panic is what caused this scene in the first place.

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Stacey Ruwe, agent at Five Star Lakeshore Grand Haven office, was honored at the 20th anniversary celebration of the West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors as the Realtor of the Year.