Stateside: COVID-19 and your neighborhood bar; celebrating Ramadan in lockdown

Apr 23, 2020

Today on Stateside, we check in with local businesses on how they’re dealing with the COVID-19 shutdown. Also, a look at how Muslims in Michigan are celebrating Ramadan during a markedly not-festive time. 

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From your neighborhood bar to your landscaper, what the COVID-19 shutdown means for small businesses

  • Brian Brickley is the owner of The Taproom in Ypsilanti.

  • Traven Pelletier is the owner of Lotus Gardenscapes in Dexter.

  • Mark Thiesmeyer Hook is a personal trainer and the owner of Better Living Fitness in Ann Arbor.

Ramadan marks another holiday celebrated in solitude amid COVID-19

  • Hassan Jaber is the president and CEO of Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS).

Dearborn families put on Ramadan light displays to brighten spirits during coronavirus shutdown

  • Razi Jafri is a documentary filmmaker and a member of the Halal Metropolis project. 
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