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Metro Detroit Restaurants Continue to Struggle Without Electricity After Weekend Storm

Plus, Daily Dozen expands to Sterling Heights

Berkley Common closed again on Wednesday after a weekend storm knocked out its power.
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Restaurants are still without power on Wednesday

Power outages in metro Detroit continue to plague local residents and businesses on Wednesday after a winter storm knocked out electricity over the weekend. Lockhart’s BBQ in Royal Oak went without electricity from 9 a.m. on Sunday and until Tuesday evening and had to invest in a generator, manager Manny Castanes tells WXYZ. “We have people calling, our phone lines are down, and it’s lost revenue to the restaurant and to the employees,” Castanes says. The barbecue restaurant plans to finally reopen on today. Likewise, Berkley Common has been closed since Sunday due to an ongoing outage and will close on Wednesday as well. “We are closed again due to no power.. #whereisDTE? #berkleyneedspower,” the restaurant posted to Facebook today.

Doughnut empire grows

Budding metro Detroit doughnut empire Daily Dozen Doughnuts opened a new location at 11331 15 Mile Rd. in Sterling Heights today. The company currently operates shops in Royal Oak and Warren.

The Wahlburgers invasion continues

Mark Wahlberg, king of the casual expansion announcement, tells MLive that Wahlburgers is exploring properties in Flint, Lansing, and Ann Arbor. The chain plans to open its Taylor location later this week and a Royal Oak restaurant will follow in 2019. “We’ve been talking about Lansing, Ann Arbor... I like Flint, too,” the Transformers actor says. “I’ve been pushing these guys at an opportunity in Flint. We’ve been working on it.”

Hepatitis A case identified at local restaurant

The Macomb County Health Department confirmed yet another case of a restaurant employee testing positive for Hepatitis A — this time at a Buffalo Wild Wings at 29287 Mound Rd. in Warren. Health officials are asking that anyone who visited the restaurant between March 24 and April 9 (during the busy March Madness tournaments at the sports bar chain) keep an eye out for symptoms and consider getting a preventative vaccination, according to WJBK.

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