Daily Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Sat, 20 Oct 2018 03:57:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 PODCAST: Police To Get Raises, Greektown Changes, Body Positive Cycling Studio To Open http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/18/greektown-detroit-rebel-cycle-studio/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/18/greektown-detroit-rebel-cycle-studio/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:03:47 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43280

Our feature interview today is with Amy Latawiec. She’s the founder of a new body positive indoor cycling (or spin) studio on the east side of the city called Rebel Cycle Studio. More: https://www.facebook.com/RebelCycleStudioDetroit/

Our stories:

– Officers in the Detroit Police Department are getting raises as part of a new union contract.

– The old Joe Louis Arena seats are being sold starting at $50 for the next two weeks.

– Auto supplier Lear Corporation has sold a seven-story building in the recently renamed Paradise Valley and Cultural District, which is targeted for a multimillion-dollar redevelopment.

– If you catch a Lyft anywhere in Metro Detroit, you’ll have the option of rounding up your fare and donating it to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.

– Sven and Jer talk about Greektown, their memories and what maybe should go there upon the news that New Parthenon has been bought by the people who own Pegasus Taverna

– In downtown Ferndale, there’s word that Bobcat Bonnies will open this weekend.

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Thanks to Milo Digital for their support. We’re welcoming a new sponsor to the show next week!

Recorded on October 18, 2018.

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New MoGo Bike Station Going In At Rosa Parks Boulevard And Michigan Avenue http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/18/new-mogo-bike-station-going-in-at-rosa-parks-boulevard-and-michigan-avenue/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/18/new-mogo-bike-station-going-in-at-rosa-parks-boulevard-and-michigan-avenue/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:47:41 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43259 Corktown is getting a new MoGo bike station thanks to help from the Ford Motor Company.

This will be MoGo’s first so-called “light” station. That means it will not have a payment kiosk. Riders can purchase a daily pass or get a a code to unlock a bike by using the Transit app.

The new station is located on the corner of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Michigan Avenue, near one of their buildings called “The Factory.” Its location will help connect people to Corktown, Downtown, and West Riverfront Park.

This is the 44th station for the bike sharing program that recently announced expansion outside of greater downtown to the Six and Livernois area, and into Ferndale and Royal Oak in the suburbs.

This story originally appeared in the Daily Detroit Podcast.

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The Old Joe Louis Arena Seats Drop In Price To $50 http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/18/the-old-joe-louis-arena-seats-drop-in-price-to-50/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/18/the-old-joe-louis-arena-seats-drop-in-price-to-50/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:02:44 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43270 This might be your last chance to take home a piece of Joe Louis Arena, home to the Red Wings and countless concert memories from 1979-2017.

The old Joe seats are being sold starting at $50 for the next two weeks. There are fancier seats available for a bit more money.

This is quite the price drop. Back in May, if you wanted a specific seat, they cost $200 each with a two-seat minimum for season ticket holders.

For this round, you’ll need to buy at least two, and if you want them to be free-standing you’ll need to add feet (that they conveniently sell for at least another $94).

There’s more for sale, including artwork, billboards, lighting, locker room fixtures, red railings from the riverfront entrance, and signage. That will to happen on Tuesday, October 23 online. The auction starts at 8 a.m. and lasts one day.

Here’s a link to TheJoeSeats.com.

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Your City 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Detroit: October 19-21 http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/18/your-city-5-things-to-do-this-weekend-in-detroit-october-19-21/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/18/your-city-5-things-to-do-this-weekend-in-detroit-october-19-21/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:27:14 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43231 Let’s look ahead to this weekend in Detroit. There are a ton of fun things happening around Detroit. I have a feeling I might be at the Senate Theater on Saturday night. So if you see me, be sure to say hello.

Scary Classic Movies

Can I tell you a secret about myself? I really don’t like very many horror movies. I don’t really like gore for the sake of gore, so movies like Nightmare on Elm Street or Halloween are out.

The movies that really scare me are the ones that deal with possession, the Devil, or the occult. Give me The Omen or The Exorcist any day.

That’s why this weekend is so awesome. The Senate and Redford Theatres are both showing some of my favorite horror movies just in time for Halloween.

The Senate Theater will be showing The Exorcist on Friday night and The Shining on Saturday night. Both shows start at 8 p.m.

The Redford Theatre will be showing Rosemary’s Baby on Friday evening. The show starts at 8 p.m.

The best part is that tickets for both movie theaters are only $5 a person. What a bargain!

The Senate Theater is located at 6424 Michigan Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48210

The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser Road Detroit, Michigan 48219

Detroit Touch A Truck on the Detroit Riverfront

Looking to get those kids outdoors for a bit this weekend but aren’t really sure where to go?

The Detroit Riverfront will be holding another Detroit Touch A Truck event in West Riverfront Park.

The event will have over 25 different large trucks that kids of all ages can climb on and explore. What kid doesn’t like trucks?

There will also be arts and crafts for the kids to do.

The event is free, but you do need to register online.

Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

West Riverfront Park is located at 1801 West Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48216

Big Game: MSU vs. U of M Tailgate Party at Beacon Park

It’s rivalry weekend in collage football land. Michigan State is playing Michigan at the Big House on Saturday.

Even if you don’t have tickets to game this Saturday you can still go out and have a good time at Beacon Park.

The DTE Beacon Park Foundation and Downtown Detroit Partnership is putting on a family friendly tailgate party.

The game will be shown on the big screen inside a heated tent. There will be a DJ, corn hole tournament, lawn fowling, ticket giveaways, and prizes.

The event is free to attend. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Game kick off is at 12 p.m.

Beacon Park is located at 1901 Grand River Detroit, MI 48226

P.S. For what it’s worth, I’m much more invested in the Central vs. Western game this weekend. Go Chips!

In Dreams: Roy Orbison Hologram Tour 

If you didn’t get a chance to see Roy Orbison before he died in 1988, now is your chance…sort of.

To be honest, this whole hologram thing sounds bananas. But I’m still intrigued, mainly because I do love Roy Orbison.

Roy Orbison’s hologram will be joined by a live orchestra and will play his iconic music.

So, if you’re looking for something different to do on Saturday night I’m going to put my stamp on this.

Surprisingly tickets are pretty reasonable, even for an event at the Fox.

Saturday, October 20 at 8 p.m.

The Fox Theatre is located at 2211 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

Detroit Vintage Market Bazaar 

I love a good vintage market, and this Sunday the Detroit Vintage Market Bazaar will be in Shed 5 at Eastern Market. There will be a bunch of different vendors with all of their treasures for sale.

You never really know what you’re going to find at a market like this. Maybe you’ll find that perfect piece of antique glass that will fit into your collection. Or maybe you’re looking for a beautiful piece of midcentury modern furniture.

The event is free to attend, but I’d still bring plenty of cash for the vendors.

Sunday, October 21 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Eastern Market is located at 2934 Russell Street Detroit, Michigan 48207


One More College Football Tailgating Opportunity

Second Best is throwing a little tailgating party for the MSU vs. U of M game as well.

So, if you’re looking for one more place to watch the game head over there.

In addition to the bar being open they will also have tents and extra televisions in the parking lot outside.

There will be plenty of food and drinks.

Saturday, October 20 starting at 11 a.m.

Second Best is located at 42 Watson Street Detroit, Michigan 48201 


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Local Organizations To Receive $20 Million In Grants http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/17/local-organizations-to-receive-20-million-in-grants/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/17/local-organizations-to-receive-20-million-in-grants/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:22:04 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43254 The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced $20 million in grants this week that will be awarded to a variety of local organizations.

Some of the highlights include:

$225,000 to expand the partnership of the University Musical Society and Michigan Opera Theater to offer dance performances to Detroit.

$70,000 to Gleaners Community Food Bank for a Diabetes Prevention Program in Detroit, Pontiac and Inkster.

$75,000 to fund a partnership between Detroit Public Schools and Transforming Research into Practice to Improve the Lives of Students (TRAILS) through the Regents of the University of Michigan.

$70,000 grant to Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice to provide employee rights workshops in Wayne, Macomb, Oakland and Monroe counties.

$60,000 to Grandmont/Rosedale Development Corporation in the city of Detroit for creative place-making projects in their neighborhood.

And nearly half a million dollars will go to children and youth initiatives.

This story originally appeared in the Daily Detroit Podcast.

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PODCAST: Detroit Riverfront Gets Huge Grant For Park, Michigan Leads Nation In Identity Theft Complaints & More http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/17/podcast-detroit-riverfront-gets-huge-grant-for-park-michigan-leads-nation-in-identity-theft-complaints-more/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/17/podcast-detroit-riverfront-gets-huge-grant-for-park-michigan-leads-nation-in-identity-theft-complaints-more/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:06:00 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43255

Your stories for October 17, 2018:

– Detroit’s riverfront just took another major step forward. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is making a $50 million grant to redevelop West Riverfront Park.

– Keeping with the theme, here’s a second story about foundations making an impact. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced $20 million in grants to a variety of local organizations.

– During a search for drugs in a house in 2015, Detroit Police officers killed three pet dogs. What has ensued since then has been a legal battle that has been raising questions around pets and property and police power.

– Corktown is getting a new MoGo bike sharing station thanks to help from the Ford Motor Company.

– Michigan ranks highly for something I’m pretty sure we’d rather not. Our state is in the top ten for states most vulnerable to identity theft & fraud. Nuri Gocay joins us from the IT in the D podcast to share what you can do to protect yourself. Supporting link: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/

– Could one of Greektown’s mainstay Greek restaurants be closing? Maybe so. More: https://detroit.eater.com/2018/10/16/17983944/new-parthenon-restaurant-greektown-closed-temporarily

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The Chicken Wings At Sweetwater Tavern Are Some Of The Best In America, Says Thrillist http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/17/the-chicken-wings-at-sweetwater-tavern-are-some-of-the-best-in-america-says-thrillist/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/17/the-chicken-wings-at-sweetwater-tavern-are-some-of-the-best-in-america-says-thrillist/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:41:51 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43209 If you haven’t been to Detroit’s own Sweetwater Tavern here’s another reason to go. The wings joint at Congress and Brush made Thrillist’s list of 21 best chicken wings in America.

There are actually four locations, but I say you gotta try the original location.

And another thing,  something that Thrillist notes, too they basically focus on their one wing. It’s from Eastern Market and is marinaded 24 hours.

This isn’t the first plaudit for Sweetwater, either. The got a nod back in 2014.

Good to see some national press go to a business that’s been around for awhile.

This story originally appeared in the Daily Detroit Podcast:

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Detroit Mini Donut Starts IndieGoGo Campaign For New Brick And Mortar Location http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/17/detroit-mini-donut-starts-indiegogo-campaign-for-new-brick-and-mortar-location/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/17/detroit-mini-donut-starts-indiegogo-campaign-for-new-brick-and-mortar-location/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:38:27 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43211 Here’s a Detroit small business trying to make a brick and mortar space happen. Detroit Mini Donut has launched their crowdfunding campaign to move into a space on East Grand River in downtown Detroit.

Detroit Mini Donut was started by Karen Hudson and Karla Willis about seven years ago. Until now, they’ve sold out of tents and trailers.

The money will go toward renovating the space, licensing, training and other costs to get started properly.

The Indiegogo campaign has a flexible goal of $125,000 and lots of tasty donut rewards.

This story originally appeared in the Daily Detroit podcast:

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Photos: Check Out The New Madewell Store Downtown http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/17/photos-check-out-the-new-madewell-store-downtown/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/17/photos-check-out-the-new-madewell-store-downtown/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:31:32 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43215 The upscale clothing retailer Madewell has opened up a new store in the newly redeveloped Shinola Block in downtown Detroit. That’s on Woodward in a row of historic buildings where the new Shinola Hotel is going in.

What’s neat about this location is that they sell some goods from Detroit-area artisans, including Tait Design, Worthwhile Paper, and Salt Textile Studio.

Local artist Ellen Rutt created the window designs.

In addition to the clothing Madewell also carries shoes, leather bags, and accessories.

Madewell is a chain known, in part, for their “denim bar” of blue jeans. This is the 124th store for the New York based retailer.

This story originally appeared in the Daily Detroit Podcast

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Canadian-Based Bread Meats Bread Won’t Be Opening In Detroit Due To Visa Issues http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/17/canadian-based-bread-meats-bread-wont-be-opening-in-detroit-due-to-visa-issues/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/17/canadian-based-bread-meats-bread-wont-be-opening-in-detroit-due-to-visa-issues/#respond Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:28:02 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43228 A visa denial has stymied plans for Windsor-based Bread Meats Bread.

The owners were planning on locating their sandwich shop in the Detroit Shipping Company.

A social media post says that owners were denied a visa, and so the project is off.

“It is with a heavy heart and a sad stomach that we announce Bread Meats Bread will not be joining our roster of restaurants. After a significant investment and a prolonged and dedicated effort to obtain their visa (they’re from Windsor), they were denied and have had to withdraw. We blame the Trump-Trudeau beef.”

Bread Meats Bread continues on with their Windsor location.

Here’s where you could come in. The owners of the Detroit Shipping Company are looking for a new vendor to fill the space.

If you want to be that guy or gal you can find out more information here.

The Detroit Shipping Company is located at 474 Peterboro in Detroit. A version of this story originally appeared in the Daily Detroit Podcast.

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