What is it with Greektown and the rise in shootings lately? We talk about that in the wake of another shooting late Sunday that injured two, though not critically. For years, the retail district was an example of safety and vibrancy in an otherwise dead downtown, but even though it’s still technically a vibrant neighborhood — albeit much less Greek than it used to be — it’s increasingly a scene of violent crime.
Here’s what else we’re talking about on today’s show:
- Longtime Red Wings GM Ken Holland is leaving Detroit for the Edmonton Oilers
- It looks like the city of Detroit has managed to assemble all the land needed for the new Jeep plant on the east side
- Beloved eatery Russell Street Deli is on the way out of Eastern Market in September following a dispute with their new landlord, Sanford Nelson
- We eulogize former Grande Ballroom owner and Detroit ’60s counterculture figurehead Russ Gibb
- The first new U.S.-built Great Lakes freighter in nearly 40 years is being built at a shipyard in Wisconsin
- And we run through some restaurant news, including Buddy’s, Como’s, Shake Shack and Peso