Jefferson Chalmers Gets $5 Million From Penske, Scoop Comes To Detroit And More

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Welcome to the Hump Day edition of your Daily Detroit, in which we run down the news that businessman Roger Penske is pouring $5 million into the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood on Detroit’s east side. It’s part of the city’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund.

Here are a couple pictures from the event:

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (left), Roger Penske (center) and Councilman Andre Spivey
A board showing recommendations outside of Norma G’s on Jefferson.

Jer also has an interview today with Rob Sadow, the Co-Founder and head of Scoop Technologies. Scoop is a carpooling app that connects drivers, riders and designs routes.

Rob Sadow, CEO of Scoop

They’ve teamed up with the Bedrock family of companies to help employees ease their commuting and parking woes. They’re looking to expand beyond just those companies.

Screenshot of the Scoop app

Pretty interesting conversation in a region without comprehensive mass transit.

We also discuss two other bits of news:

  • A Detroit charter school connected to an investment fund run by tennis star Andre Agassi is closing, another example of Michigan’s dysfunctional charter school system [Chalkbeat Detroit]
  • And Detroit could get a whopping 60 new liquor licenses [Crain’s]

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