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Staffing shortage leads to restaurant closure

Central City Tap House isn't closed permanently, but is waiting to open until it has enough staff.

Kalamazoo can say goodbye to another downtown restaurant … at least temporarily.

Millennium Restaurant Group announced that it has temporarily closed its Central City Tap House location in downtown Kalamazoo. The reason? It, like many other businesses, is short-staffed.

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Many businesses in Michigan are suffering from a shortage of workers. That is especially true in the restaurant industry, where as many as 90% of businesses have reported trouble finding and retaining workers.

Shelly Pastor, an operating partner with Millennium Restaurant Group, told MLive that Central City Tap House’s closure is meant to be brief.

“It’s just a matter of finding enough qualified team members and having the opportunity to get them trained appropriately,” she said.

In the meantime, people who formerly worked at Central City Tap House are filling vacancies at other properties run by the group.

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