Left behind: Former Detroit Tiger Ike Blessitt stands in his backyard next to a batting cage.
Opening Day is, in fact, a holiday — or at least that’s the case for Detroit, and baseball was on a lot of people's minds. This week, our readers were most interested in a story about the struggles of an ex-Detroit Tiger who has faced hardship since leaving the team.
Two Michigan cannabis companies have teamed together to give away $70,000 in free gas cards to their customers, and our readers were interested in knowing how to get one. We also found a real estate listing for the historic Grande Ballroom, and shared the news that a new Twin Peaks restaurant is coming to Auburn Hills.
And this week's cover story about what happens next with Proposal R, which establishes a committee to pursue reparations for Black Detroiters, was also widely read.
All of that and a little bit more. Here are the top stories of the week:
10. "Local social worker might be Detroit's next big social media influencer"
9. "Cookies cannabis dispensary opens in Ann Arbor"
8. "‘The Return of the Legends’ concert brings hip-hop heroes to Detroit’s Russell Industrial Center"
7. "Black-owned Detroit Pizza Bar opens in long-abandoned building"
6. "Detroit finally passes new adult-use cannabis ordinance"
5. "Detroiters overwhelmingly voted for reparations. What happens next?"
4. "Twin Peaks restaurant is coming to Auburn Hills"
3. "Two Michigan cannabis companies to give away a total of $70k in free gas cards"
2. "Detroit’s historic rock venue the Grande Ballroom is up for sale"
1. "Ex-Detroit Tiger struggles to get by after giving life to baseball"
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