In any war, there are casualties, and in the war on Covid-19, not all the casualties have been human.
Many Detroit businesses, faced with the strain of shutdowns and disrupted economies, folded in 2020, as well.
The Free Press compiled a partial list. Most, but not all are restaurants. It includes:
Detroit Institute of Bagels, Detroit
Corktown bagel and coffee junction Detroit Institute of Bagels, at 1236 Michigan Ave., closed shop after seven years in business in September. The owner decided to sell the business.
Kruse & Muer Roadhouse, Lake Orion
The restaurant closed in October according to Eater Detroit and a post on the business' website. They cited COVID-19 and road construction as reasons for the restaurant's closure. The business was presented with a chance to sell the property to a former team member, Darrel Sanrope. Sanrope and his wife will be relocating their Port Huron restaurant to the Lake Orion property.
The furniture store, with locations in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania closed nine more of its Michigan stores in December. Twelve stores remain in the state. The locations are in: Dearborn, Waterford, Port Huron, Livonia, Burton, Saginaw, Bay City, Muskegon, and Petoskey.
Loves took over the locations of the liquidating Art Van stores, and apparently couldn't make a go of it, either.
The list also includes Revolver, a group dining space in Hamtramck; Twice Around Antiques, Berkley; Tribalfare, a Clawson boutique; Magnet, a new-in-2019 Detroit restaurant; and Marovski’s Family Restaurant in Dearborn Heights, and others.