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Is your favorite Detroit restaurant storing chicken at 52 degrees? Are its employees washing their hands before exiting the latrine?…
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City Council members failed to reach a majority vote Tuesday to keep the Spirit of Detroit Plaza a pedestrian gathering space for five more years.

The plaza — which has closed off a section of Woodward Avenue between Jefferson Avenue and Larned Street since 2017 — will be removed, and roads will reopen for automotive traffic in November.

The 4-4 vote, which failed to pass the administration's proposal, came after council members cited traffic and safety worries.

According to The Detroit News, council president Brenda Jones expressed concern over the impact of the pedestrian gathering space on the heavily trafficked intersection. Council president pro tem Mary Sheffield told the News that she voted against the plan because it called for the removal of the median, something she wasn't prepared to agree to without a longer-term study. "I like it, I enjoy it," she said.…
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School may be out, but the master of shock rock is in and he’s not stopping. The rebel rocker, hometown hellion, and former Mr. Nice Guy is back with more menacing black eye makeup than ever before (well, maybe).…

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Intimate storytellers and stalwarts of bright and somber indie rock, Belle & Sebastian are still coloring our lives with the chaos of trouble. Led by Stuart Murdoch, the six-piece hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, has maintained both indie and mainstream cred thanks to the praise garnered from the band’s critically acclaimed 1996 sophomore record, If You’re Feeling Sinister (which, according to at least one pool of music critics, is considered one of the 1,001 albums we should listen to before we die).…
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“That’s one small step for man, one giant party for mankind.”

Tell your moon-landing truther friends to eff right off and celebrate the incredible accomplishment and sacrifice made by the astronauts of Apollo 11. Honoring the 50th anniversary since the U.S. planted a flag on that big ol’ rock in the sky is the Apollo 69 bash, which is kicking it back to 1969.…
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One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, and thanks to the folks behind Fleatroit Junkcity, Detroit’s got a trove of trash, treasure, and really cool stuff. (Not to mention the added perk of reusing, recycling, and not contributing to landfill fuckery.…
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It appears as though Greta Van Fleet may soon be saying “Hello” to a new producer to follow up Anthem of the Peaceful Army the Michigan band's divisive chart-topping debut. 

The Detroit Free Press confirms that GVF has put the prolific Greg Kurstin at the helm of its sophomore record, which may be released as early as this year. Kurstin, who has had a hand in working with Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Sia, Pink, and the Foo Fighters, is said to be working with the band in Los Angeles where Kurstin originates.…

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David Attenborough would tell you in his own sweet and severe manner
that honeybee populations are suffering unsustainable decline due to mites, harsh weather, and the global warming crisis. Many have taken matters into their own hands, managing bee colonies to keep the world going and growing.…
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Crash Detroit is back and kickin’ major brass. The three-day festival invites street bands from all over the country, with some loud and local representation via the Detroit Party Marching Band, Motor City Soul Street, Post Imperial Jazz Band, and others.…

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No frills and no hipster B.S. — Stormy Records is an eclectic, yet refined destination. The Dearborn record stalwart is celebrating its 20th rotation around the sun with music, deals, and dogs.…

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