The Detroit area’s bars and venues are closing due to COVID concerns

This week, a couple of bars and bands announced temporary closures and planned changes in conjunction with the COVID-19 increase.

“We’ve had some employees test positive for COVID, so we decided to close the bar for the health and safety of our customers and employees, so far,” reads a post on social media from Old Miami, a longtime Cass Corridor bar and music venue . The statement added that anyone who has visited the bar within the past five days should be tested.

On Monday, a representative of the Magic Bag in Ferndale said the venue is closed until Jan. 18 “due to the massive increase in cases of omicron variation in Michigan.” Concerts from the Mega 80s and a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young tribute were moved to later this winter.

Detroit Cobras

Rock band The Detroit Cobras have postponed a few upcoming tour dates, including their hometown show at El Club, scheduled for Friday. It has been moved to February 19, according to a statement from the band, which was posted on social media this week.

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @melodybaetens

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