Welcome back to the work week! This is your Daily Detroit podcast for September 10, 2018. Here are your stories:
– It might be the end of an era in Detroit. One of the legendary dueling coneys – Lafayette – will now let you pay for coneys with credit cards.
– Miss Michigan, Emily Sioma, used the Miss America Beauty Pageant over the weekend to make a political statement on Michigan water.
– We recently told you about how Ford scrapped its plans to import the Focus Active to the U.S. from China due to the steep cost tied to President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports. On Sunday, President Trump apparently caught wind of that announcement from a CNBC report and took to Twitter, suggesting “This car can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A.” where the company would pay no tariffs.
– There’s some news about one of the Detroit area’s largest remaining abandoned shopping malls, Summit Place.
– A key deadline in the granting of licenses to medical marijuana facilities looks set to be extended, meaning some facilities will be able to keep operating during the licensing process.
– There’s a big mural nearing completion in Hamtramck that pays tribute to Detroit City FC and its passionate fan base.
– The city of Detroit has a new strategic transportation plan that they unveiled Friday. The plan focuses on improvements to Detroit’s transportation system. It’s not just updates to the bus system, which is getting 50 new bus shelters. The plan looks at projects that would slow down cars in neighborhoods, resurface more than 300 miles of roads, implement smart technology in signals…. and of course, lower the highest-in-the-nation car insurance rates in the city. Here’s a link to the full plan.
– A taster of beer news for you. Falling Down Beer Company (also, an occasional sponsor of Daily Detroit) is opening their Detroit location in the Detroit Shipping Company tomorrow.. That’s Tuesday.