Daily Detroit Staff – Daily Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:15:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Slows BBQ In Corktown Wants To Celebrate Sausage With New Hot Dog Pop-Up Called “Side Piece” http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/15/slows-bbq-corktown-wants-celebrate-sausage-new-hot-dog-pop-called-side-piece/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/15/slows-bbq-corktown-wants-celebrate-sausage-new-hot-dog-pop-called-side-piece/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:19:24 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42119 Slows BBQ is getting into the pop-up hotdog stand business.

On Wednesdays this summer, the popular BBQ joint is turning their patio on the side of their Corktown restaurant on Michigan Avenue into “Side Piece.”

The hotdog pop-up with a menu curated by Chef Ryan Esker includes sausages topped with ingredients like pickled carrot, cucumber and kimchi mayo; pastrami, kraut and hot brown mustard; and sherry caramelized onion, gruyere and bacon jam.

The menu, according to a release, will rotate weekly with snacks, sides, a list of summery beers as well as boilermakers, rye punch and wine in a can.

Side Piece opens up for the summer on Wednesday, June 20 starting at 5 p.m.

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NEWS BYTE: New Soccer Complex In Detroit, HOUR Detroit Best Of Party & Local News http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/14/news-byte-new-soccer-complex-detroit-hour-detroit-best-party-local-news/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/14/news-byte-new-soccer-complex-detroit-hour-detroit-best-party-local-news/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:52:39 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42088

This is your Daily Detroit News Byte recorded on June 14, 2018. Of course, if you want to get the show first, subscribe in your podcast app of choice.

Your stories for today:

ACCUSED HOUSING DISCRIMINATION: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing Oakland County of pushing discriminatory housing policies in how it divvies up federal housing money.

In a 20-page letter addressed to county Executive L. Brooks Patterson, HUD says Oakland County steered 171 million dollars in housing aid since 1989 to homeowners at the expense of renters, who are more likely to be non-white. That’s contributed to the worst housing segregation in the nation.

ROYAL OAK SELLS LAND NEAR I-696: You know that big empty parcel just north of I-696 near Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak? Maybe you’ve parked there while going to the Detroit Zoo … or Arts, Beats and Eats? Well, the city has just sold that 4-plus acre site to a private developer for $2.5 million.

DETROIT SCHOOLS HAVE A PROBLEM HIRING NEW PEOPLE: The new Superintendent is diving into the Gordian knot that is Detroit’s Public Schools, and seems to be finding challenge after challenge.

The Detroit Public Schools Community District is looking to hire more teachers, but it’s not an easy task. According to a survey released by the district itself, that’s in part because those who work for the district are saying … don’t work there.

BIKE LOVE: The Michigan legislature has passed a package of bills that would mean motorists would have to pass at least 3 feet to the right or left of a bike or, if it is not practical to do so, pass at a safe distance at a safe speed.

DETROIT SOCCER DISTRICT OPENS: Jer catches up with Joseph de Verteuil for an interview about his new facility on the near west side of the city.

FREE ICE CREAM: We give you all the details on where to get free eats from Tillamook.

HOUR DETROIT BEST OF: The Best Of Detroit is coming from HOUR Detroit. Daily Detroit Happy Hour host Sven Gustafson has all the details for you.

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Help Clean Up 8 Mile This Saturday, June 16 http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/12/help-clean-8-mile-hands-8-mile-saturday-june-16/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/12/help-clean-8-mile-hands-8-mile-saturday-june-16/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:59:00 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42071

The Eight Mile Boulevard Association is looking for some help sprucing up the namesake thoroughfare.

Volunteers are being sought for the 2018 Hands On 8 Mile community cleanup and flower-planting event which takes place on Saturday, June 16.

Participants will meet at Eight Mile Boulevard Association’s headquarters at 9:30 a.m. then travel to their cleanup site. The day ends at 1:30 p.m. with a picnic lunch.

You can register or find out more by visiting the Eight Mile Association’s website

Address: 20500 Conant Detroit, Michigan 48234

This story originally appeared on the Daily Detroit News Byte podcast.

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LISTEN: Historic Detroit’s Dan Austin Talks About Michigan Central Station http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/12/listen-historic-detroits-dan-austin-talks-michigan-central-station/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/12/listen-historic-detroits-dan-austin-talks-michigan-central-station/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:24:21 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42073
The news that Ford purchased Michigan Central Station from the Moroun Family was the biggest headline of the day for those of us who live in metro Detroit.

Sven Gustafson on our Daily Detroit News Byte podcast spoke with author and historian Dan Austin about the news. Austin is the curator for the website Historic Detroit He is also our go to guy when it comes to historical architecture in Detroit.

The interview covers Austin’s reaction, some history of the train station, what this could mean for the city of Detroit, and what other buildings Austin would love to see restored.

Postcard of Michigan Central Station c. 1915

Here are some highlights of the interview:

7:54- Austin’s reaction to the news.

9:30- Austin’s reasoning for why Michigan Central Station was the symbol of Detroit’s rise and fall.

12:05- Looking back at some failed proposals over the years.  Like Kwame Kilpatrick’s bid to turn the station into the police headquarters and why the depot was never demolished.

14:23- Austin reflects on some buildings that were demolished before Detroit’s turn around, and underscores the value of historic architecture.

16:49- Sven and Austin speculate on how much money Ford will have to spend to renovate and restore the MCS.

19:20- How will the city of Detroit benefit from Ford employees working in the city.

20:25- Austin talks about the last time he was inside MCS, and what he saw when he was inside the building.

22:40- So now that MCS has a brighter future, what are some other buildings that could use some love? Austin gives his top picks.

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PODCAST: Breaking Down The Michigan Governor’s Race With Jonathan Oosting (And A Few Words On Anthony Bourdain) http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/10/podcast-breaking-michigan-governors-race-jonathan-oosting-words-anthony-bourdain/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/10/podcast-breaking-michigan-governors-race-jonathan-oosting-words-anthony-bourdain/#respond Sun, 10 Jun 2018 21:59:28 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42027

The candidates running for governor were out in full force at the Mackinac Policy Conference and for this edition of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour we caught up with Jonathan Oosting, political reporter from the Detroit News, about the race.

Then, Sven Gustafson and Jer Staes from Daily Detroit then broke it down from their perspective.

We also spent a few minutes in the beginning on the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain and what he meant to Detroit.

Like the show? Subscribe free in Apple Podcasts or wherever shows are found.

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$98 Million In Federal Funds Coming To Fix Mound Road In Macomb County http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/09/98-million-federal-funds-coming-fix-mound-road-macomb-county/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/09/98-million-federal-funds-coming-fix-mound-road-macomb-county/#respond Sat, 09 Jun 2018 19:29:27 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=42017

Nearly $98 million in federal money, pending congressional approval, will be coming to help fix Mound Road.

The main artery in Macomb County serves 40,000 vehicles a day and currently resembles the surface of the moon.

The U.S. Department of Transportation grant will be targeted to Mound from I-696 to M-59, or about nine miles.

All told, the project will cost $184.6 million. Macomb County and the cities of Sterling Heights and Warren are throwing in the rest of the money.

Beyond just rebuilding the road itself, Mound Road will get sidewalks, lights and signs, and tech to support connected and autonomous vehicles.

This story originally appeared on the Daily Detroit News Byte.

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LISTEN: FlashFoodBox Delivery Service Opens In Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/08/listen-flashfoodbox-delivery-service-opens-detroit/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/08/listen-flashfoodbox-delivery-service-opens-detroit/#respond Fri, 08 Jun 2018 14:24:11 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41999 Getting food from a farm to your table through traditional grocery stores can take as many as 40 days. That adds a lot of cost and a lot of hands. Not to mention, 40 days doesn’t really sound very fresh.

So there’s a new delivery service called FlashFoodBox that is opening up in Detroit as its first U.S. city.

The company is looking to change the game by delivering fresh food right to people’s doors.

Each FlashFoodBox is filled with ten pounds of produce and five pounds of protein. That breaks down to between 14 to 15 meals each week. Each box cost $35.99, so each meal costs roughly $3.

FlashFoodBox works directly with farmers to fill each box. The produce is might be weirdly shaped, but is still packed with nutrients and is perfectly fine to use.

See, many times grocery stores will not take produce that does not meet their strict visual requirements, so farmers will just leave them in the field. That is wasteful.

Another important part of this company is their partnership with Forgotten Harvest. For every box that is ordered FlashFoodBox will donate 5 pounds of protein to Forgotten Harvest. There is also an option for people to donate a box for someone in need.

“When we decided on Detroit, one of the reasons was because of Forgotten Harvest. We reached out to them to see how we could make this work, so we can benefit the people they cater to,” said Domingues. “There is not going to be one company or organization that can solve this problem across the board, it’s just too hard to. So forging partnerships is the most important part.”

The complete interview with Josh Domingues, their founder, is in the player below.

You can find more information about how to order your own FlashFoodBox online.

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FlashFoodBox Launches in Detroit, Marijuana Ordinance Proposed in Detroit, Como’s Bought & More News http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/07/flashfoodbox-launches-detroit-marijuana-ordinance-proposed-detroit-comos-bought-news/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/07/flashfoodbox-launches-detroit-marijuana-ordinance-proposed-detroit-comos-bought-news/#respond Thu, 07 Jun 2018 21:29:02 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41996

You Daily Detroit News Byte Podcast (subscribe free here!) recorded on June 7, 2018.

– Members of Detroit City Council will debate a new proposal to regulate medical marijuana businesses in the city.

– The Republican-controlled state House and Senate have adopted a citizen petition to pull the prevailing wage law off the books.

– City councils in two of Oakland County’s largest cities, Troy and Novi, say voters should be allowed to decide the fate of a regional transit tax in November.

– It’s one of the Detroit area’s hottest and most closely watched pieces of real estate. And now, the former Como’s Restaurant at Woodward and Nine Mile in Ferndale has a new owner.

– Nearly $98 million in Federal money, pending congressional approval, will be coming to help fix Mound Road.

– Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk will be in Detroit this weekend. He’s headlining the re-opening ceremony on Saturday for Wayfinding, a combination public art installation and skate park next to Campus Martius.

– Motor City Pride festival is this weekend.

– There’s a new delivery service called FlashFoodBox that’s opening up in Detroit as its first U.S. city. The company is looking to change the game, and get fresh food delivered to people, right to their door.

Jer caught up with their founder Josh Domingues at WeWork Thursday morning.

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LISTEN: Fletcher Sharpe On MLS Bid, This Week In Detroit City FC http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/05/listen-fletcher-sharpe-mls-bid-week-detroit-city-fc/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/05/listen-fletcher-sharpe-mls-bid-week-detroit-city-fc/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 18:42:26 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41961

Midfield Press soccer journalist Fletcher Sharpe is back for his weekly rundown of what happened and what’s next for Detroit City FC. Also, we dive into Detroit not getting a Major League Soccer team this round.

This interview appeared first on the Daily Detroit News Byte podcast.

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MGM Grand Casino Pays The Most Property Taxes In Michigan, In Top 100 Of Nation http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/05/mgm-grand-casino-pays-property-taxes-michigan-top-100-nation/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/06/05/mgm-grand-casino-pays-property-taxes-michigan-top-100-nation/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 16:57:04 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41954

The property that paid the most taxes in Michigan in 2017 — and among the most in the country — is right here in Detroit.

MGM Grand Casino Hotel in downtown Detroit came in 90th in the nation, according to a new national ranking by Commercial Cafe. It also ranked 20th in the nation for properties outside of New York.

So how much did MGM Grand Detroit pay last year in property taxes? $16,669,312, to be exact.

No other Michigan properties made the top 100 list, though a property built by an iconic Detroit name, General Motors, came in second nationally. That’s the General Motors Building in New York City that GM built in 1968 and sold in 1982 for $500 million.

Although General Motors still technically leases three floors, they’re currently under sublease to other companies. Instead of an iconic auto showroom, the ground floor’s most popular attraction is the world-famous glass cube Apple Store.

This story originally appeared on the Daily Detroit News Byte podcast.

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