This is your Daily Detroit News Byte podcast for July 2nd, 2018.


Our feature guests:

Alan Mallach is the author of “The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America.” He joins Sven to talk about Detroit’s nascent and unequal comeback. Book link here:

Fletcher Sharpe also bring us his weekly wrap-up of Detroit City FC and he talks World Cup.

And our headlines:

Detroit’s Lafayette Park neighborhood will be seeing yet another new development. The developer, Ginosko Development Company, is currently calling the project “Lafayette West.” It’ll bring 374 new residences to the city across 5.2 acres.

Michigan stands to lose more than $2.3 billion in economic activity if President Trump makes good on his threat to impose tariffs on imported automobiles. So says the reliably conservative U.S. Chamber of Commerce in an analysis released Monday.

Now, when you buy a Detroit bus pass, you’ll get a free 30-day MoGo bike share pass. The new deal between the city’s department of transportation and the bike share system is good for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly DDOT bus passes.

Sears in Oakland Mall will be closing this year as part of yet another wave of cost-cutting amid the overall decline of retail as spending shifts online.

And, don’t forget, the deadline to register to vote is approaching!

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