Greetings, friends. Here’s your Daily Detroit podcast recorded in the Paris of the Midwest on Monday Oct. 22:
Two Detroit funeral homes are under investigation after police found the remains of fetuses and a dead infant. One of the businesses — Perry Funeral Home — was closed by the state, with its mortuary license revoked.
Sven reports to us about his trip from Las Vegas, where Ford briefed dealers on its plans to make 75 percent of its product lineup all-new by 2020 and unleashed the new “Built Ford Proud” ad campaign starring Bryan Cranston, perhaps best known as Walter White from “Breaking Bad.” Ford was trying to calm the nerves of a dealer base rattled by criticisms from Wall Street and auto analysts over a lack of clarity on new products and how exactly it intends to turn around its money-losing operations in foreign markets.
Across town, General Motors was named No. 1 for gender equity in a new ranking of publicly traded companies by Equileap, which monitors and gathers data on gender equality in companies. GM is led by a female CEO, Mary Barra, and recently promoted a woman to be chief financial officer.
The Tower Center, an often-overlooked shopping mall at Grand River and Greenfield on Detroit’s west side, is getting a new anchor tenant. Forman Mills will celebrate its grand opening next month. It takes over the space last occupied by Montgomery Ward, which closed in 1986. The mall has seen a number of small, black-owned businesses open for business, thanks to low rents.
Corktown is in line to get another new coffee shop. Lucky Detroit will open on the second floor above Detroit Barbers.
Local favorite Bucharest Grill reopened downtown. The popular purveyor of shawarma will open at 436 W. Columbia Street with 130 seats and 24 beer taps.
You can now pay those painfully expensive parking tickets on the city’s free Park Detroit mobile app.
And in giant pizza organization that owns two of our four professional sports teams news, Little Caesars has unveiled its new thin crust pizza nationwide. They’ll go for $6 between 4 and 8 p.m. As we did with the 5-Meat Pizza back in the summer, plan on a live-on-the-pod taste test from your crack Daily Detroit team.
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