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Bars, restaurants prepare for Tigers home opener

Posted at 8:29 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 11:54:12-04

(WXYZ) — Fans are expected to pack bars and restaurants in downtown Detroit for the Tigers home opener, but with strict rules still in place for indoor dining, business owners will have to be on high alert.

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Mohamed Elmardi, the owner of Brass Rail Pizza is ready to roll. He says the Tigers home opener brings in a lot of dough every year, but this year, the focus is on keeping customers safe.

At Brass Rail, there are 23 TVs on the first floor and eight more on the second, meaning plenty of great seats for the game.

Not far away, servers at Tin Roof are ready to take orders! The owners are taking every precaution to be safe, but admit the pandemic is proving to be a challenging time.

As a new hot spot in town, this is Tin Roof's first chance to hit a home run with Tigers fans, with plenty of options to watch the game.

Dining rooms can still only operate at 50 percent capacity; there must be six feet of space between parties. Customers must wear masks until seated, unless they are medically unable to do so.