LISTEN: Hotel Strike Ends, New DIA Asian Art, Detroit-Style Pizza & More

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Welcome to Monday, friends. Here’s your Daily Detroit for Nov. 5:

  • The workers strike at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel is over, as the Unite Here union announces a settlement and a new contract. 
  • GM has rolled out e-bikes as part of its focus on mobility and cracking urban mobility markets. But it wants help from the public in coming up with a brand name.
  • Beaumont Health and Universal Health Services will open a $40 million, 150-bed inpatient mental health hospital in Dearborn.
  • An oil spill fouls the Red Run in Macomb County. Once a small network of rivers, the Red Run is now mostly used for sanitary and storm sewer runoff into the Clinton River.
  • The Detroit Institute of Arts has opened an expanded gallery of Asian art, courtesy of the founders of Buddy’s Pizza.
  • Detroit gets a new bike signal on the edge of Palmer Park.
  • And speaking of pizza, Melody Baetens at The Detroit News has the details about the new Detroit-style pizza being cooked up by the new owners of Como’s in Ferndale. The place doesn’t open until spring, but it inspired Jer and I to discuss pizza and the finer (and less fine) points of Detroit-style pie.
  • Tomorrow is Election Day, so GET OUT THERE AND CAST YOUR VOTE! We offer you three ways to arrange transport, if you need it, to your local ballot box.
  • Lastly, Brian McCollum at the Freep reports that a long-delayed Aretha Franklin performance documentary called “Amazing Grace” is finally set to see the light of day after more than four decades.

Don’t forget two things:

  1. Vote tomorrow.
  2. Subscribe to Daily Detroit wherever you download podcasts.

Peace.

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