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Packard Plant coming down // Tigers optimism // Larkin out for two weeks

Fletcher Sharpe is in - and we talk about a big demolition underway, the Tigers and Red Wings. 01:16 - The final parts of the Packard Plant are coming down, and Fletcher has thoughts. We also get into the taking down of the old Hannah YMCA on East Jefferson near Sinbads. We also get into what's next for the Packard site - or at least what the city administration is angling for. 08:31 - There's real optimisim for spring training for the Detroit Tigers. 12:54 - Dylan Larkin is out for two weeks...

Detroit's demolitions are winding down (ft. LaJuan Counts)

Despite the news today that the Packard Plant is having another section of it demolished, the reality is Detroit's season of demolition is sunsetting. In a wide-ranging coversation with Detroit's Constructiona and Demolition Director LaJuan Counts, we talk about: 01:17 - What is her north star when dealing with how divise demolitions can be in the community?  02:26 - What makes for a "Good Demo?" What are we looking for? What's changed over the years? 04:33 - What are the similarities and di...

Presley's + Elephant and Co. First Taste // Do people just care more about U of M? // Changes Downtown

Welcome to Friday! Devon O'Reilly is in and we're talking all things Detroit. 00:59 A first taste of two new places: Presley's in the David Whitney Building and Elephant and Co. in the old Founder's space in Midtown Detroit 12:16 - There's a lot of talk about elite and top colleges getting more media coverage than others. But is it in response to an alumni base that shows up? We've been talking about the big $3 billion development MSU is involved in in the city's New Center; but from feedback...

Happy Leap Day! Trying Super Crisp; Summer concerts and Broadway in Detroit

Time for a palette cleanser of an episode, where we keep it fun. Producer Shianne joins us in the studio at Techtown. 00:47 - Where we've been, from talking about Barbara Streisand's first non-New York performance in 1961 at the Caucus Club to Jer trying Super Crisp for the first time. 07:07 - Shianne gets into her favorite concerts and we talk about why concerts are the hot ticket right now 11:49 - We talk a bit about the upcoming Broadway in Detroit season, including Parade and The Wiz comi...

Unpacking the Michigan Primary // Fast food surge pricing could soak the poor

The Michigan Primary was on Tuesday night, and Norris Howard is in with some thoughts on it (and other things around town). 01:03 - Norris is back from San Diego 02:55 - First time in the restored Book Tower in Detroit 04:37 - Unpacking the Michigan Primary. What does 100,000+ uncomitted voters mean? What about the general election? And how this political world is very different from 2012. 16:52 - Fast food chain Wendy's says they're rolling out AI-driven dynamic, or surge pricing, next year...

A dabbing panda? // Red Wings playoff push + more

A dabbing panda? Fletcher Sharpe's culinary curiosity is piqued. Have you been? We discuss and will get back to you next week on what it's like. Plus, there's a playoff push for the Red Wings as they're in a wildcard spot; and the Detroit Lions re-sign kicker Michael Badgley. 01:07 - Dabbing panda at a gas station on the east side? 06:28 - Could the Red Wings actually make it back to the playoffs? They're in a good position. 12:10 - The Detroit Lions re-sign Michael Badgley. We talk about pos...

Where should Mr. Chimetime (and you) go next? // New hotel talk // Hiroki-San, Presley's

We’ve made it to Friday! Let’s talk Detroit stuff: 01:32 – Devon went to HIROKI-SAN in the Book Tower, and has thoughts. 03:44 – There’s a new restaurant coming to the David Whitney Building, Presley’s 06:47 – Two new hotels are apparently planned along Woodward. But will they actually happen? Skeptical. 11:36 – Mr. Chimetime has taken Metro Detroit by storm with his food reviews, but there’s some top places we don’t (think) he’s visited yet that are in his carryout kinda vibe. So we...

On Detroit's new "Hollywood" sign // Pie Sci, IKEA and Canton

What is up with that new “Hollywood” style sign going up ahead of the NFL Draft? Now that there’s a real rendering a lot of people have strong opinions one way or another. We discuss. Plus more on the rundown: 00:46 – Shianne tries out the new Pie Sci in Oak Park; and there’s a trip to Ikea (plus a song about it! Jonathan Coulton’s “IKEA” played with Creative Commons license) 05:15 – A thoughtful listener email about Canton, how diverse it is and how she shares it’s a great place to...

Working to keep housing attainable in Detroit (ft. Darnell Adams, Gilbert Family Foundation)

On your Daily Detroit for Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 – we’re going to talk about a new approach to attainable housing. As you know, housing prices have been skyrocketing in the city, the region and the state. In fact, Detroit’s area housing prices rose faster than anywhere else in the country. That’s putting the idea of owning a home out of reach, and maybe we need to look at some new ways of tackling this problem. That’s where a new program, “Tomorrow’s Housing Innovation Showcase...

Is Juwan Howard on the hot seat? // Lions sign CFL star // Pistons

Fletcher Sharpe is in and we’re going to talk Detroit area sports.  01:06 – Is Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard on the hot seat? 08:05 – A Canadian Footbal League star is on his way to the Detroit Lions from the BC Lions 12:19 – Detroit Pistons, what to look for after the All-Star Break 17:26 – TIL Joe Dumars is in the NBA front office 18:27 – Detroit Pistons exhibit now open at the Detroit Historical Museum Feedback as always – dailydetroit – at – gmail – dot – com or 313-...

An old (and a new) favorite // Valentine's Day w/ Janet Yellen // Somebody's gotta pay for it

Wide-ranging show from food to economics. Devon O’Reilly is in. 01:33 – In “Where we’ve been” we talk about the longtime mainstay of Z’s Villa and the breakfast and lunch spot Promenade Artisan Foods in the Fisher Building 06:47 – US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen was in town, and Jer got the chance to shadow for a bit. We talk about the importance of Michigan in 2024. 15:51 – A recent report (one of two) from the Citizen’s Research Council of Michigan shows the difficulty of getting...

Reconnecting Metro Detroit to our soul // New Buddy's, and a new bar

Norris Howard is in. 00:36 – We talk about the great feedback we got from listeners in Canton; how development happened in Metro Detroit; and part of the draw of the city of Detroit is reconnecting our region to its soul. 15:57 – A new Buddy’s is opening up in Canton 19:59 – Dan Gilbert has a new cocktail lounge, Saksey’s, opening up in the basement of Gilly’s. It’s named after the bar his father owned. Feedback as always – dailydetroit – at – gmail – dot – com or 313-789-3211 Fol...

Black Tech Saturdays and Growing Detroit's Social Media

Black Tech Saturdays is making quite the splash in bridging digital divides and being a platform to lift up Detroit in technology. Plus, it’s a total vibe. Far different (in a good way) than what you’re used to for “tech events.”  Joining me on the show is Alex and Johnnie Turnage, co-founders – as well as Ethan Lloyd, Social Media Manager for the city of Detroit and he runs the city of Detroit’s social media accounts that have been growing quickly and engaging residents. It’s cheesy to...

What can the Lions learn from watching the Super Bowl? // Michigan Panthers update // Did the Pistons come out ahead on trades?

Fletcher Sharpe is in, and here’s the rundown: 01:07 – What can the Detroit Lions learn from watching the Super Bowl, as far as pieces they may need? Is Dan Campbell unfairly judged against SF coach Shanahan?  09:55 – Fletcher went out to see the preview for the Michigan Panthers, and brings back what we need to know about the new merged league and more  18:06 – The Pistons made some trade moves. Did they end up ahead? Feedback as always – dailydetroit – at – gmail – dot – com or 31...

Hart Plaza fountain will be fixed // New tower tour // RenCen deal

Robin Runyan from Urbanize Detroit hops into the studio, and we’re talking Detroit development. 00:33 – We both took a tour of the new Residences of Water Square. They’re on the higher end of the market, and received no incentives for development. And there are already early signs for demand. This project is also interesting as it’s in an area about to be really built out. Soon to be steps from the new West Riverfront Park, a redone set of roads and a convention hotel; but today, it’s con...

On Food Reviews, Prix Fixe Menus, and Hometown Love

Welcome to Friday, and we’ve got a heck of a show for you of local Detroit topics. 03:13 – Devon talks about why he needed to share some “hometown love” in a recent newspaper op-ed. 09:15 – An update on the new restaurant by Chef Fabio Viviani in the old Calexico space. Plus, do local restaurants need to up their game? Do you prefer when someone skips over a bad place, or tells you how bad it might be? Are some reviews too harsh? Would love your thoughts in this conversation. 313-...

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