(New Buffalo, MI) - There might not be the same buzz in New Buffalo for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Some boats are in the water, but many are not. A lot of flooded slips from a record high Lake Michigan and COVID-19 restrictions just recently being lifted in the state have quite a few boats still in storage.
There’s also no dine-in service yet in the restaurants and bars. Bob Stratton, owner of Service 1 Marine, said he doesn’t expect as many people to be out in their usual large numbers because of the perfect storm of negative factors at play. The use of vacation rentals is also still prohibited due to COVID-19 restrictions in that state.