Welcome to the work week, automatons!
On today’s episode, we talk about the report Moody’s Investors Services released on Detroit, which essentially asks where’s the love (and money) for the neighborhoods.
Some development news: In Ferndale, craft beer retailer 8 Degrees Plato says it will close it store on Nine Mile by the end of the year. The beer will continue to flow at the Cass Corridor location, however. And in Northville, there’s a battle brewing over the proposed demolition of a historic mid-century modern school.
That internet prank we told you about involving the Google results for Wyandotte Police Department? It’s been fixed, but we solicit Downriver denizen and tech wizard/vlogger Tom Lawrence to try and get to the bottom of it.
Shianne Nocerini fills us in on the new sculpture “Divergence” by artist Adriana Ohar. You can see it at New Center Park.
We have deets on this year’s big Christmas tree lighting ceremony, which takes place Friday at Campus Martius, with concurrent activities taking place over at Beacon Park on the other side of downtown Detroit. THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR and all that.
Lastly, Sven interviews Dannis Mitchell of Barton Malow about the “Ready. Set. Build” workforce expo that takes place Wednesday at Cobo Center. It’s all about helping to connect people with jobs in the skilled trades, where developers are also seeing a shortage of qualified employees.