Tuesday, January 30, 2018

J.L. Stone and Cash City Pawn are holding insane liquidation sales right now

Posted By on Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 11:43 AM

Last week J.L. Stone and Cash City Pawn owner Sheldon Stone announced he was closing both of his longstanding stores in downtown Detroit in order to pursue retirement. Stone is selling the properties to Bedrock, and he says he approached the company about adding the buildings to their already...

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Jim Gaffigan, the palest man in comedy, is heading to DTE Energy Music Theatre

Posted By on Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 11:28 AM

Balding, chubby, and pale — very pale. For actor, writer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, and multi-platinum-selling comedian Jim Gaffigan, being on the receiving end of these observations is far from insulting — in fact, it's his prime source material. The delightfully out of shape, alabaster-skinned observational humorist (And...

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This parking job is pure Michigan

Posted By on Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 9:38 AM

One downside to winter in Michigan is the issue of parking. (Who are we kidding — there are countless downsides to winter in Michigan, but we'll just focus on the issue of parking here.) Parking lots need to be plowed, that snow needs to go somewhere, and what that...

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Friday, January 26, 2018

A list of easy ways to appreciate Michigan on its 181st birthday

Posted By on Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 1:47 PM

Today is a special day for Michiganders — it's the Great Lakes State's birthday! On this day in 1837, the state was officially admitted to the Union, making it the 26th state to join the good old U.S. of A. Almost two centuries later, Michigan remains a place of...

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Lydia Lunch's 'Oral Fixation' EP was recorded at the DIA 30 years ago today

Posted By on Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 1:33 PM

Lately, I’ve been writing a number of blogs noting anniversaries of shows people can’t forget. Readers responded with their own memories to a blog marking 30 years since WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome, or another blog marking 40 years since KISS appeared at Olympia Stadium. But the other...

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Wyandotte City Council votes to prohibit pedal pubs from downtown

Posted By on Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 12:29 PM

Love them or hate them, pedal pubs are cropping up all over metro areas as a touristy way to see the city, drink booze, and bar hop. In Detroit, several companies — including Detroit Rolling Pub, The Michigan Pedaler, and the Handlebar Detroit — operate the slowly rolling covered...

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Meridian Winter Blast returns to Campus Martius this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 11:03 AM

It’s hard to believe anyone would want to willingly go outside in a Michigan winter, but we make an exception for Winter Blast. Originally brought to life to coincide with Superbowl XL in 2005, the annual indoor and outdoor event is fun for the whole family. From ice skating,...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Longstanding Detroit shops J.L. Stone and Cash City Pawn will close

Posted By on Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 4:02 PM

J.L. Stone and Cash City Pawn, two shops located in downtown Detroit, will both close after a liquidation sale, according to a press release sent this afternoon. Sheldon Stone, the stores' proprietor, announced his retirement via the release, noting he will sell the properties to Bedrock following their closure....

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Did the creators of that 'Meteor' car commercial know something we didn't?

Posted By on Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 12:58 PM

This commercial, which came out about a week and a half ago, has plenty to laugh about. The joke, of course, is that this sucker is so roomy you can fit more than what you'd first grab fleeing your home if, says, a meteor was about to strike. The...

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Nemo's annual Babe Ruth party set for next week

Posted By on Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 12:27 PM

We're a little more than a week away from Detroit's biggest baseball-themed party outside of Opening Day. It's the 31st Annual Babe Ruth Party, scheduled to take over Nemo's Bar next weekend. Mark those calendars, prepare your stomach for a feast of frankfurters, and get ready to wash it...

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