For a local restaurant owner who’s been in the industry for more than 40 years, Steve Lofits admits he’s persevered through many grapples over his career.


Jason Skogler, Michelle Rutherford, Kelly Riviezo and Nick Skogler dine at the Tip-A-Few Tavern in Grand Haven Township in November, prior to state orders to ban dine-in operations at all Michigan restaurants.

Dealing with viruses is nothing new, but the ongoing pandemic and wildfire spread that is COVID-19 created the most daunting challenge the Snug Harbor owner has ever faced. He says the constant questions arising and the uncertainty for the future have many small businesses in an extremely difficult bind.

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This is inexcusable to let thousands of Michigan restaurants close! And one of only three states in the country that is doing this! Why wouldn't Whitmer take the same approach as the other states with mask wearing and social distancing guidelines! What a shame

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