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What makes a good Irish Bar? Ferndale gets a drinking district; Cannabusiness + more
On today's show, Jer and Devon run through stories around metro Detroit. Plus, Engineer Randy makes a special appearance.
00:31 - Pandemic update, including a discussion on bars and restaurants reopening to 50%.
06:50 - Cannabis news, including municipalities getting $28,000 per recreational dispensary and a lawsuit that's come up questioning the city of Detroit's "Legacy Detroiter" licensure program. More background to read: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2021/03/03/detroit-recreational-marijuana-shops-licensing-rules-challenged-lawsuit/6898978002/
12:06 - Ferndale is getting drinking districts along 9 Mile on either side of Woodward. Ferndalian Engineer Randy Walker pops up in to share more details and we discuss drinking districts in general.
19:03 - Hygrade Deli is for sale after nearly a half-century of service. More background: https://detourdetroiter.com/southwest-detroit-institution-hygrade-deli-is-up-for-sale/
20:34 - What makes for a good Irish bar? It goes way past some Shamrocks, as well as some favorites around town.
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How do we build a culture of transit in Metro Detroit?
In a previous episode of the podcast, we talked about how metro Detroit’s economy is diversifying.
But the ways we get around town? We’ve been stuck in the same mode for a lifetime. And that’s almost completely being dependent and investing only in the car.
A recent piece in Planetizen talks about how we might, as a region, build a culture of transit. After all, even automakers themselves are embracing ways to get around that aren’t single-person owned vehicles.
And maybe it’s time our policies matched up?
Joining me to talk about it is Dave Gifford. He runs Transit Guide Detroit and is an advocate for transit in southeast Michigan. He’s the author of this piece: https://www.planetizen.com/features/112361-cultivating-culture-transit
Profit numbers show Detroit is also the Mortgage City; Vaccinations expand to 50+; City's plan to deal with firefighters drinking on the job
On today's show, with timestamps:
00:24 Vaccinations expand to Michiganders 50 and older. Pandemic restrictions lift. We run down the gamut from bars and restaurants at now 50% to gyms and venues. Plus, manufacturing workers in Detroit can now get the vaccine. Detroit's public schools are reopening and a snapshot at the region's low positive test rates.
03:37 Detroit's fire department is wrestling with the use of alcohol on the job after a pair of incidents. There's also the beginnings of a new plan from city officials to deal with it.
05:36 Detroit city council has reversed course and approved all the first round of contracts for Proposal N. Even more background if you want to get into it: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/government/detroit-city-council-flips-decision-oks-proposal-n-demolition-contracts-2nd-vote
06:31 Detroit is changing from just being the Motor City to the Mortgage City. As the Detroit three and now the two big mortgage servicers in the region, Rocket Companies and United Wholesale Mortgage are all public - we can now track their profits. And the mortgage industry among these companies in southeast Michigan is more profitable than the auto industry now.
08:01 Livonia has a new Chipotle (thanks for the listener tip!)
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Soccer + Sports w/ Fletcher Sharpe
Today's topics with timestamps:
00:38 U.S. Soccer Federation repeals former policy barring players from kneeling during anthem, discussion on Seth Jahn and local impact.
05:46 Detroit City FC has some new faces on both the men's and women's teams.
10:32 Former Detroit Red Wing Tod Bertuzzi arrested for a DUI in Auburn Hills.
13:08 Fletcher has a new piece in Hour Detroit about college basketball.
15:25 Whither Michigan State basketball?
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