Restaurants in Greater Lansing and across the state welcomed indoor, dine in customers for the first time in over two months. (LSJ)

Given the fact that my wife and I have been getting take out for the past two months or so, this is what we've all been waiting for.

Restaurants are allowed to fill their dining rooms to 25% capacity with patrons who required to wear masks until they receive their food, among other guidelines and restrictions.

The first dine in ban lasted from mid-March 2020 through the first week of June.  The second ban began in mid-November.

Nonetheless, everyone was excited to eat indoors once again, away from the elements.

My wife and I have been making a list of all the restaurants we would like to visit within the next three weeks.  They are Pizza House, Texas Roadhouse, Deluca's, Stillwater, and others.

According to the Lansing State Journal, one person said, I don't really understand why they keep shutting the restaurants down because they have control of how many people can come in or not have people that don't want to comply with what the governor is saying.

As long as everyone is compliant with what's expected at local area restaurants, everything should run smoothly as expected.

Speaking of dine in customers, around a dozen  people were enjoying the newly renovated bar and dining area of One North in Delta Township on Monday afternoon.

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