PODCAST: 410,000 without power; Detroit COVID cases up; Plus 6 stories around town

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Our stories:

410k Metro Detroit houses were out of power in a snap thanks to a harsh thunderstorm that cause a lot of damage Wednesday.

COVID cases have almost doubled in the city of Detroit and the city has strongly encourage indoor mask wearing. The city has a low vaccination rate. Statewide, we’re pushing 1400 cases a day. Schools are going in all different directions, which is worrisome as the Delta variant impact children far more than Alpha did.

Howe’s Bayou in Ferndale is closed until further notice for lack of staff, and Eater Detroit reports that Noodletopia has a robot server that acts like a cat. Though it still has some things to work out.

Lear is going into the old Cadillac Stamping plant site on Detroit’s east side.

The QLINE Streetcar returns to service in late September with promises to change.

The suburban bus system SMART has a new General Manager, who served in Cincinnati and a number of other cities.

Detroit’s O’Hair Park was rededicated after $2 million in improvements. Jer also gives you a little Detroit history.

And finally – Smokey Bones is coming to Shelby Township. They call themselves “The Master of Meat.” Are they? Have you been to one? We need intel!

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