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A2 Business Group Encourages Residents To Cater Their New Year's Eve Dinner To Help Local Economy

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The Ann Arbor Main Street Area Association is encouraging residents to consider having their New Year’s Eve dinner catered this year to support local businesses during the pandemic.  

Due to the pandemic, many restaurants and bars will not be hosting their usual New Year’s Eve celebrations. Sandra Andrade is the executive director for the Main Street Area Association and says businesses will take a financial hit on what’s usually one of the busiest nights of the year for them.  Andrade says ordering takeout that night will help offset the financial loss.

Sandra Andrade: Even if you’re making a big meal, even if you get your sides from one of the businesses. And they’ve been doing a great job promoting their bundles and packages. Or a dessert.

Andrade says many businesses are accepting last minute orders for New Year’s Eve because they need to make up for the financial loss they’ve experienced during the pandemic.

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