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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

No, Whitmer isn't re-closing dine-in restaurants in Lansing and Grand Rapids due to the coronavirus... yet

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 4:47 PM

The office of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer refuted a Fox 2 story that erroneously reported the state was dialing back the reopening of economies in Lansing and Grand Rapids due to the coronavirus. "The Lansing region has been moved back to Phase 2 of Michigan's COVID-19 reopening plan while the...

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Ann Arbor launches pilot program to allow businesses to convert parking spots into patio space

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 9:18 AM

Ann Arbor City Council approved a pilot initiative proposed by the Downtown Development Authority which would allow downtown businesses to utilize curbside parking spots for outdoor dining, retail sales, or overflow customer space. The program, which could run through October, is adjacent to a program launched earlier this month,...

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Target to increase starting pay to $15 an hour beginning next month

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 9:10 AM

Target will raise starting wages to $15 starting July 5. Tuesday's announcement comes less than three years since the Minneapolis-based retailer made a commitment to increase starting pay from $11 to $15 by the end of 2020. By June 2019, Target had bumped pay up from $11 to $13....

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Uber Eats is waiving delivery fees for Black-owned businesses through the rest of 2020

Posted By on Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Uber says it's showing commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement by waiving delivery fees on its Uber Eats app for Black-owned businesses for the remainder of 2020. The app's delivery fees typically run $3 to $5. "Uber stands in solidarity with the Black community and with peaceful protests...

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Kiesling owners' super cute walk-up coffee shop Milwaukee Caffè is now open in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Detroit's Milwaukee Junction neighborhood just got a bit more caffeinated thanks to the latest development from the owners of nearby cocktail bar Kiesling. Located next to Kiesling at 447 E. Milwaukee St., the Italian-inspired multi-roaster coffee bar Milwaukee Caffè started serving on Thursday, offering a refined menu of pour-overs,...

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Table No. 2 launches GoFundMe after being forced out of Avenue of Fashion location

Posted By on Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 9:52 AM

A Black-owned white-table cloth restaurant with a focus on table-side service is looking for a new home — just over a year after opening its doors in a historic Detroit neighborhood. The restaurant suffered from a string of bad luck. Shortly after Chef Omar Mitchell opened his fine-dining restaurant...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Highlands set to reopen at the top of Detroit's RenCen

Posted By on Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 2:30 PM

With bars and restaurants slowly reopening since closing due to the coronavirus, things are finally starting to look up. Highlands, the fine-dining spot that opened at the top of the Renaissance Center late last year, is set to reopen its doors on Wednesday, June 17. Due to restrictions on...

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Detroit Popcorn Company owner fired after glorifying police brutality, former owner buys back business

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 10:38 AM

In a jiffy, everything changed for 97-year-old popcorn retailer Detroit Popcorn Company. On Tuesday, former owner David Farber revealed that he had come out of retirement after selling the company to Evan Singer in 2019 to fire Singer and buy back the company with the commitment to sell the...

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Community pops off on Detroit Popcorn Company owner after racist comments supporting police brutality

Posted By on Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 4:11 PM

The Facebook page for Detroit Popcorn Company, which claims to be the largest popcorn storefront in the Midwest, is currently offline and its Yelp page has been flooded with one-star reviews and comments advocating for a boycott. The 97-year-old popcorn retailer located in Redford is being “canceled” after screenshots...

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Detroit soul spot Flood's reopens for carry-out after owners' parents recover from COVID-19

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2020 at 6:30 PM

When the coronavirus hit Detroit, Flood's Bar & grille was hit especially hard: both of co-owners Stephanie and Cristina Byrd's parents came down with COVID-19. The sisters were forced to close down the shop to serve as caretakers. After a six-week struggle, both parents have now fully recovered —...

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