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Greetings, fellow snow-bound Detroiters. We didn’t let the weather interfere with our podcast plans today and delivered this show from the Royal Oak studio of Podcast Detroit.

On today’s show, newly Detroit-based Chemical Bank is merging with Minnesota-based TCF Bank in an all-stock merger of equals. The deal will see TCF vacate its suburban Minneapolis headquarters and join Chemical in being based in downtown Detroit, where employee head count will eventually reach 500. The Chemical name will go away in favor of TCF, which stands for Twin City Federal Savings and Loan Association.

In other news, attendance at this year’s Detroit auto show saw a small dip in the show’s final wintertime appearance before it moves to June in 2020.

And former Detroit Tigers legend Kirk Gibson has a new title with the team. He’ll be a special assistant to General Manager Al Avila in addition to his duties in the TV broadcast booth alternating with Jack Morris.

Then we run down a bunch of food news:

And, Little Caesars has a new pretzel crust pizza. With cheddar cheese sauce. It’s apparently a thing lots of people asked to come back.

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