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Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Helping Local Business Attract New Crowd

Logan Restaurant in Ann Arbor is one of 57 establishments currently taking part in Ann Arbor's Restaurant Week.  In addition to welcoming regular customers, they're hoping to attract a specific group. 

Chef Thad Gillies is preparing to serve about 600 customers this week--that's 200 more than usual.  He says June and July are their slowest months in part because they lose students from the University of Michigan during the summer.  So, attracting commuters who come to Ann Arbor for work is one of their priorities.  

"You want to just expand your market base as much as possible. Just to keep it fresh and keep the business alive because people take vacations, people move on."

The City of Ann Arbor estimates that more than 77,000 drivers come in and out of the city everyday during the weekdays.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu

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