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The Kerrytown, State Street, and Main Street shopping districts in Ann Arbor have joined forces to help local businesses thrive during the pandemic and the holiday season.  

Sandra Andrade / Main Street Area Association

With the continuing pandemic due to the COVID-19 virus, the upcoming holiday season is likely to look different this year.  Halloween is about three weeks away, and the CDC has already said that in-person trick-or-treating is considered a "high-risk" activity, due to the presence of the virus in the community.

And now, Main Street Ann Arbor has announced the cancellation of the traditional, downtown business trick-or-treating event this year.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the organization's executive director, Sandra Andrade, about that and other community activities that will still be taking place, mostly online.


Main Street Area Association

The Ann Arbor Main Street Area Association says businesses will have to get creative during the winter months to accommodate customers outdoors due to COVID-19.  

Ann Arbor Main Street Area Association

The annual “Taste of Ann Arbor” event, which starts today, May 29th and ends May 31st, has a different look this year because of COVID-19.  

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week
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Ann Arbor Restaurant Week is a semiannual event that celebrates the Ann Arbor dining scene, with 50+ area restaurants participating. WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Sandra Andrade, executive director of Ann Arbor’s Main Street Area Association, about what to expect from the dining event scheduled to begin January 12th.