Michigan coffee shops start to perk back up as pandemic wanes

ANN ARBOR, MI — When business closure mandates were first passed down in March 2020, Chelsea Hohn, manager of Cahoot’s Café, expected them to only last a week, maybe two. The café had just opened in January.

More than a year later, the café, located on East Huron Street in Ann Arbor, is still on “COVID hours,” asking people to mask regardless of vaccination status and seating roughly one-fifth of its availability.

“We’ve been running the café in COVID-times more than normal times,” Hohn said.

Even as bars and restaurants drop mask mandates and vaccination numbers inch upward, some coffee

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