Author: The Associated Press

Giordano’s Chicago-style pizzeria is now open in downtown Detroit

Giordano’s is now open in the downtown space that used to house Bagger Dave’s, which closed in 2015.

The Detroit News reports that the restaurant, at 1224 Randolph St., is taking walk in orders for dinner, and plans to be up and running with lunch and dinner service in the next two weeks

Michigan police cite fewer speeders, costing counties patrol dollars

Speeding might be less risky for drivers in Michigan as police officers are issuing fewer citations annually.

But that drop is costing county sheriffs’ departments thousands of dollars each year for patrolling the state’s back roads and to investigate crashes.

Decline in boat registrations creating a lack of funding for marine patrols

Over the past decade, state funding for the marine divisions of sheriffs’ offices in Michigan has dwindled with the decline in the number of registered boats.

At the same time, the number of unregistered canoes and kayaks has increased, leading to calls for the owners of those craft to also be required to pay the registration fees that support rescues and other boating programs.

Trio of shoplifters got away with over $4,000 in blue jeans at Farmington Hills store



This wasn’t some ordinary shoplifting that went down at the Saks Off 5th in Farmington Hills on Sept. 1 — this was some Ocean’s Eleven-level burglary that led to $4,000 worth of jeans being stolen from the store.

Cine Mexico Now brings south-of-the-border films to Cinema Detroit


Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last 20 years, you’re aware that Mexican cinema is increasingly resurgent, exciting, and relevant. The cinematic talent springing forth south of the border has won such critical acclaim and Hollywood recognition that movie mavens now talk of a second Golden Age of Mexican filmmaking.…

Group collects 100K signatures for gerrymandering ballot proposal


Voters Not Politicians is working to gather 316,000 signatures needed to put a proposal on the November 2018 ballot that the group says will end gerrymandering of electoral districts, if it’s approved.

The non-partisan, non-profit group is nearly one third of the way there, as of last weekend.…

Group collects 100K signatures for gerrymandering ballot proposal


Voters Not Politicians is working to gather 316,000 signatures needed to put a proposal on the November 2018 ballot that the group says will end gerrymandering of electoral districts, if it’s approved.

The non-partisan, non-profit group is nearly one third of the way there, as of last weekend.…

Lady of The House opens next week in Corktown


Lady Of The House, the long-awaited restaurant of chef Kate Williams, opens next week in Corktown’s former St. CeCe’s space.

The soft opening is today, and the Detroit News reports that the former Republic, Parks & Rec, and Rodin chef will be joined by sous chef Larissa Popa, who also worked in Republic’s kitchen.…

The Outer Limits Lounge is relaunching as a legit bar/record label



It seems like there’s no better person to revive the Outer Limits Lounge – a dive bar at the border of northeast Hamtramck and Detroit – than John Szymanski, aka Johnny Hentch.

As the organist/bassist for The Hentchmen, The Paybacks, and SSM tells it, he has long held a sweet spot in his heart for the “ratty corner bar.”…