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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Detroit bar crawl organizers criticized for using photo of partygoers dressed up as 'Mexicans'

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 9:20 AM

A New York City-based party organizer apologized on Wednesday after receiving criticism on social media from Southwest Detroit community leaders over its use of offensive marketing material that showed a group of white women dressed up as "Mexican" stereotypes. The material is part of Bar Crawl Live's Facebook event...

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Snyder signs bills that gut $12 per hour minimum wage, paid sick time laws

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 3:43 PM

Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday afternoon signed into law bills that gut the $12 per hour minimum wage and paid sick time laws. The minimum wage law would have increased the state's meager $9.25 per hour minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2022, and included a $12 per...

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Friday, October 12, 2018

UFO Factory announces opening month lineup, Laika Dog return

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 9:21 AM

The UFO Factory is back from the grave on Oct. 26, and it's packed its first month's calendar with some of Detroit's favorite acts. The relaunch weekend also includes on Sunday the return of the venue's hot dog, grilled cheese, and tater tot purveyor, Laika Dog. The line up...

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Monday, September 24, 2018

High Dive bar takes over former Carbon space in Hamtramck

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Hamtramck's former Carbon bar/nightclub will soon be something decidedly different from its former self. That's because Los Angeles native and muralist Shark Toof is converting the somewhat aggressive hangout spot into a much more chill bar. It's the first bar for Shark Toof, who moved to the area after...

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Grey Ghost team opens neighborhood bar and restaurant Second Best in Midtown

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 1:03 PM

A new bar and restaurant by Four Man Ladder Management — the team behind Grey Ghost and Livernois Tap — called Second Best is up and running in Midtown. The restaurant and bar sits across the street from Grey Ghost, but is a much more casual spot than the...

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Tuesday was a good night for some of Michigan's most progressive Democrats

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:28 AM

The Aug. 7 Michigan Democratic primaries featured a strong list of progressive candidates, some of whom supported policies like ending water shutoffs, eliminating for-profit charter schools, ending excessive tax breaks for the wealthy, state-level "Medicare for All," a $15-per-hour minimum wage, free college tuition, universal pre-kindergarten, publicly-funded campaigns, mandated paid...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Everyone gets a free taco from Taco Bell because sports

Posted By on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 12:21 PM

Taco Tuesday is so passé. On Wednesdays, we eat free Taco Bell because life is wonderful and, well, basketball. Thanks to last week's Golden State Warriors Game 3 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, Taco Bell is rewarding our empty stomachs (and wallets) with a free Doritos...

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Attorney: Grand Prix appears to be running on Belle Isle illegally under state law

Posted By on Thu, May 31, 2018 at 8:03 AM

Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and state officials have repeatedly claimed that the Grand Prix has a contract in place allowing it to run the race on the public island park through 2018. But an attorney who specializes in maritime law questions whether that's true. The attorney, Paul Andrew Kettunen,...

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Mabel Gray will host an upcoming Top Chef audition

Posted By on Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 11:04 AM

Top Chef alum James Rigato will host a casting call at Mabel Gray for the Bravo show's upcoming season. The Detroit News reports the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Hazel Park restaurant, but it's not yet known which city will host...

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Buddy's announces plans to take Detroit-style pizza national

Posted By on Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Detroit-style pizza maker Buddy's Pizza announced today that it plans to expand with more locations in Michigan and throughout the Midwest region. The company invented the Detroit-style pizza at its McNichols and Conant roads location that opened in Detroit in 1946. Detroit-style pies are square, deep dish, and were originally...

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