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What to know and where to go in Metro Detroit. Timely conversations and local stories about a variety of topics including autos, bars and restaurants, business, Detroit City FC, development, local government, policy, technology, things to do, transit and more. All in about 20 minutes a day.

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Your favorite coffee shops in Metro Detroit

It is National Coffee Day - so we put the call out for your favorite coffeeshops - and Jer and Devon talk about them! Including one in Ferndale that was far and away favorite over the others from the responses.  Take a listen and discover some places others love you might not have been to try out.  Also in an edition of "where we've been," we talk about a Chicago restaurant - Siena Tavern - where the celebrity chef behind it is opening up another similar concept in the old Calexico space in Detroit. Plus, a funk themed coffeeshop I visited that's just another example of how our culture spreads everywhere. Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

21m
Sep 29
Eastern Market building saved // Doubts on big Detroit U of M project // Historic church demolished

Friend of the podcast Robin Runyan from Urbanize Detroit joins us to talk all things development - and a little Miguel Cabrera. 02:40 - The building with a collapsed wall at Russell and Winder will be saved, and the businesses will be able to get their stuff out - which is huge and may save some of them. 04:20 - East Warren has a series of developments happening. We discuss a lot of what's going on: https://detroit.urbanize.city/post/looking-ahead-new-businesses-and-development-east-warren 07:32 - We discuss The Perennial - apartments and townhouses on the higher end of the rental options in Detroit. Are you up for a townhouse north of $7,000 a month? If you're moving into these, we'd love to hear from you because many listeners can not figure out who is. One problem is that it costs the same to build in Boston as it does in Detroit, but people can pay a lot higher rents in Boston.. https://detroit.urbanize.city/post/inside-corktowns-newest-apartments 13:36 - The old St. Patrick's church in Midtown was demolished by the Archdiocese. We talk about the missed opportunities to creatively reuse spaces like this. https://detroit.urbanize.city/post/historic-midtown-church-was-just-demolished 18:10 - We talk about steps forward on the $3 billion MSU/Henry Ford Health/Wayne State University development in New Center https://detroit.urbanize.city/post/massive-3b-development-new-center-takes-another-step-forward 21:39 - The Henry Street gets a loan from the state https://detroit.urbanize.city/post/henry-street-development-district-detroit-nabs-65m-state-loan 23:44 - Is the University of Michigan Center of Innovation going to actually happen? Confidence is dropping as the time ticks away and the university hasn't approved the development and there's $100m in state funding in the balance. Will this vaunted project quietly vanish off the board?  We covered a lot of stories - leave your feedback 313-789-3211 or email us dailydetroit -at- gmail -dot- com Don't miss another episode! We do this every weekday. Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple Or on Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify    

26m
Sep 28
Psychedelic church raided // Trying Jollibee // Brewery closes

Jer and Norris are back from Chicago - Jer talks about trying Jollibee for the first time, and Norris saw the final international match of Megan Rapinoe. Then we bring it back home, talking about the raid of a psychedelic church on Detroit's west side. Turns out local decriminalization doesn't mean the right to sell or distribute magic mushrooms. And finally, Motor City Brew Works closed their Avenue of Fashion / Livernois location after a short run. Jer remembers being at the opening. We talk about a number of factors that may have hurt this project from the start, and the difference between what might work on Livernois between 7 and 8 Mile and Midtown, Detroit. Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

26m
Sep 27
The City Institute // Detroit Digital Inclusion Week

First, Jeanette Pierce joins me for a conversation around the City Institute. Known as a veritable encyclopedia of knowledge in the city of Detroit, Jeanette and the City Institute are helping communities everywhere share what's special about them. We also get into talent attraction and retention challenges - that some of the things we've been talking about for years are in the conversation now.  The City Institute: https://www.thecityinstitute.com/ Then, Vittoria Katanski of Connect 313 joins me to talk about the upcoming Detroit Digital Inclusion Week starting October 2. Internet adoption is up in the city of Detroit - which is great. But it's not just connections, it's education that'll help people use that technology to change their lives. Connect 313: https://connect313.org/ Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

22m
Sep 26
New Firebird Tavern Troy first look // EMBC takes over Founders space // Moosejaw closing stores // Sportsball

Busy show. Show notes to come. Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

26m
Sep 25
Downtown Detroit needs more people

There’s an inconvenient fact: Downtown Detroit needs more people to provide some of the things that people seem to be clamoring for, and be an economic engine to help the rest of the city. Residents, specifically. In this episode, we talk about a recent real estate report that shows although downtown Detroit added residents, it pales in comparison to like cities for downtown. The pandemic has shaken things up - and we have to adapt to grow.   

21m
Sep 22
Inside the Detroit Auto Show // Electric Vehicle adoption slows // Reveals + refreshes

The Detroit Auto Show is on at Huntington Place in downtown Detroit. What can you expect to see? Eric Trytko joins us as he was at media days and checked it all out. We also get into some reveals and refreshes like the Ford F-150, as well as the slowing adoption of electric vehicles. Why is it happening, and what changes may be coming?  Thanks to today's sponsor - Your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. https://www.edwardjones.com/us-en/financial-advisor/jerry-mangona Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

25m
Sep 21
What adults under 30 really want to stay in Michigan // Food hall first look // Redraw the lines?

Norris Howard is in and we're talking about a lot. 01:20 - Where we've been, as Norris Howard talked about the WhatChaWannaEat food hall and what international places it reminds him off. That said, he hopes for more vegetarian and vegan options in his community. 06:21 - Jollibee is coming to Metro Detroit. Have you been? 07:55 - There's a new study about what young adults - 18-29 years old - really want to stay in Michigan. There are some surprising results, and a lot of it is about women's rights and enforced gun control. Plus, African Americans feel the least positive about staying in Michigan. What groups feel like they're most ready to leave, vs. not. It's an interesting discussion. Link to poll: https://www.detroitchamber.com/under-30-poll/ 23:47 An opportunity for Wayne and Oakland Counties to vote on a millage to support the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the Detroit Historical Museum is making progress in the state legislature. 26:57 - Is it time to redraw the political maps? Do we need a taxing area that is focused on the more urban and developed areas of Metro Detroit, as unlike many metro areas, our population centers are spread across three counties instead of one? Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

33m
Sep 20
The power of civility (ft. Stephen Henderson + Nolan Finley)

Two of Metro Detroit's biggest political voices join us today in Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson. Stephen as founding editor of Bridge Detroit and host of Detroit Today on WDET - and Nolan as editorial page editor of the Detroit News - they have very different views, but they're good friends and have teamed up to create the Great Lakes Civility Project. As a person who likes a good discussion, civility and how to make it happen is an interesting concept to me - and I wanted to talk it out with two people who have found ways to make it work.  Nolan and Stephen are co-leading a discussing at Civility Night on September 27th at Henry Ford College. It's a free event and you can register here: https://greatlakescivilityproject.com/event/civility-night-at-henry-ford-college/  Plus, bonus Bourbon recommendations at 16:33. Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

19m
Sep 19
Wall falls in Eastern Market // Lions fans show up // DCFC disappoints

On your Daily Detroit, sharing what to know and where to go in Southeast Michigan: 00:20 - A wall of the Del Bene building collapses during the Eastern Market rush. An emergency demolition has been ordered. We discuss, and there will be lots more to talk about in the future. Daily Detroit TikTok with video: https://www.tiktok.com/@dailydetroit/video/7279543109451664682  Bridge Detroit update: https://www.bridgedetroit.com/emergency-demolition-ordered-for-collapsed-eastern-market-building/ 08:37 - The Lions lose in a close one, but the fans sure showed up. Ford Field is shaping up to be a great place for football, and Detroit's a football town. 15:15 Some Detroit City FC talk as the playoff push hits a roadbump, losing 5-0 in a disassembling to Phoenix Rising. Regardless if the team makes the playoffs, changes need to come on the field next year in an ever-sharpening USL Championship. Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

24m
Sep 18
Sullivan's Steakhouse first look // Treat Dreams Midtown closes // Shibam Coffee // Iron Gate

Yes, we know there's a UAW strike. But this early, there's not that much to add or discuss. So we're going to do what we usually do on Fridays and cover where to go around town. 02:07 - Devon highlights Dearborn's Shibam Yemeni coffee. 05:45 - Anthology in Eastern Market is a great birdwatching spot 07:15 - Sullivan's Steakhouse in the Book Cadillac opens! Devon has a first look and thoughts 11:27 - Where we've been - Iron Gate in downtown Wyandotte 15:41 - Treat Dreams closes in Detroit's Midtown after eight years. Locations continue in Madison Heights, Ferndale and Grosse Pointe Woods. 19:30 - Lululemon is temporarily moving to the old Under Armour space on Woodward while their spot gets remodeled. And we learn about Devon's pants. Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

22m
Sep 15
How could we switch to a four-day work week? (ft. Dr. Peter Berg)

Are you working too much? Are we all working too much? Dr. Peter Berg, a professor of employment relations at Michigan State University, discusses the growing popularity of the four-day workweek and its various forms. The demand for flexibility, especially among younger workers, has led to the desire for a better work-life balance. While these models have been around in Europe for decades, they are now gaining traction in the United States. We talk about different implementations like four ten hour days; working 32 hours a week or 36 instead of 40; and some of the ways employers could make things more flexible and easier on employees.  Tune in to learn more about the benefits and implications of the four-day workweek. Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

20m
Sep 14
Labor gaining steam? // Hamtramck culture clash

This one might rattle some folks. Norris Howard is in straight from Brightmoor on this one. 00:53 - Norris Howard gets his wish as plans are in place to bring Raising Cane's to Metro Detroit (that's not the controversial part)  More: https://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/2023/09/12/raising-canes-canton-new-location-ford-road/70830842007/ 02:50 - The UAW walks out at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network, with more than 1,100 on strike. Between this, the possibility of a strike, and general feelings - are we on the eve of labor power really gaining some traction? 09:22 Then we dive into what's been going on in Hamtramck and the rise of the right wing in the community. Their mayor recently posted about an appearance he had with former National Security advisor Michael Flynn, and there was conflict at the Hamtramck Labor Day festival where city leaders wanted lead the parade and not be next to an LGBTQ group. The changing demographics of the city are driving some to move out, others to not go there, and how the words by some of "everyone is welcome" aren't heard that way and wear thin because of their actions.  Background reading: Free Press: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2023/09/12/trump-michael-flynn-muslims-mayor-hamtramck/70800550007/ Hamtramck Review: http://www.thehamtramckreview.com/mayor-and-city-council-object-being-near-lgbtq-group-in-parade/ Daily Detroit: https://twitter.com/TheDailyDetroit/status/1700229547281522956   Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

23m
Sep 13
Detroit's first Urban Agriculture Director // DSO season preview // Stories around town

Today's show has six stories. 00:51 - First, to Eastern Market. Detroit has a new Director of Urban Agriculture. We'll meet Tepfirah Rushdan. 03:20 - Then, to Campus Martius. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra rolled out their season schedule. We do a preview with their president and CEO. Erik Rönmark. 08:42 - Then we hit four stories around town. The UAW is on the verge of a strike, and predictions are that it's going to happen. Deadline is in a couple days. There's a historic apartment rehab with affordable rents planned just west of Woodward. I'm including it as I see this one often - https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2023/09/11/plans-unveiled-clairwood-apartments-detroit/70821668007/ Dearborn is rolling out grants to lower the cost of SMART Flex Rides. - https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2023/09/08/dearborn-partners-with-smart-flex-rideshare-to-offer-rides-for-1/70796707007/ And some housekeeping on the Mel Tucker story as there have been a few developments and clarifications since we talked about it yesterday.  Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

13m
Sep 12
On Mel Tucker

Michigan State University football head coach Mel Tucker was supposed to be different. Over the weekend, we learned different.  Fletcher Sharpe dives in. As this episode deals with sensitive topics, parental discretion is advised.  Background reading: USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2023/09/10/michigan-state-football-coach-sexual-harassment-claim/70679703007/ Bridge Michigan: https://www.bridgemi.com/talent-education/nassar-survivors-msu-failed-again-mel-tucker-sexual-harassment-probe  Detroit News: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/michigan-state-university/spartans/2023/09/10/michigan-state-waited-10-months-to-suspend-mel-tucker-for-egregious-allegation/70817086007/  14:29 - We get into a bit of our normal fare, talking about how Fletcher's attention has been grabbed by the Lions with their win 18:27 - The playoffs are now in Detroit City FC's hands in the final matches, which is all you can ask for. Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

21m
Sep 11
The Godfrey Hotel first look // Stock in blue Kool-Aid is up // Travel and autonomous talk

Welcome to Friday! Lions fans everywhere are a little slow today, and so are we after the late night win. 01:27 - Devon and Jer talk about the win, why the Lions are going to spoil some teams fun, and how the tables have turned. Stock in blue Kool-Aid is up. 05:03 - Devon, Jer and Engineer Randy previewed The Godfrey Hotel and rooftop I/O lounge last night in Detroit's Corktown, on Michigan Ave. just east of Trumbull. Lots of thoughts and takes. There's also excitement about The Hamilton, not ready yet but a steakhouse we're told by the same people who do Leila and The Phoenecian, both well regarded restaurants.  13:13 - Jer went to a travel industry event with Travel America and came away with some thoughts. One, Metro Detroit is a far bigger destination for travel than some local I think know; and that it's The Henry Ford / Greenfield Village that is the top tourism draw in the area.  15:42 - A sidebar on that converstaion is that there was a whole panel on autonomous vehicles and the like. Not said at this event, but piecing it together that it seems the powers that be are leaned in to autonomous vehicles as the future choice if you don't have a personal car with you as Metro Detroit's population and destinations are so physically spread out and fast transit like rail will be expensive. 20:22 - And then we loop back to a question about late night food offerings, and ask if the future of late night eats is restaurants located in hotels around town that have the built-in crowd to help support them. Thanks to today's sponsor Castalia Cocktails: https://www.castaliacocktails.com/ Sponsors do not determine, have a hand in, or impact episode content.   Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Don't miss another episode and follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

22m
Sep 08
Gilbert working in legacy mode // Corktown mini golf // Motor City Soul Stomp

Show notes to come  Detroit / Corktown Mini golf event signup - https://james-oliver-coffee.square.site/product/Detroit-Mini-Golf-Classic/532   Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  

13m
Sep 07
Supershow: Lions talk // Asset forfeiture // Cannabis real estate slows // Best chicken around?

There's a lot going on around town and stuff to catch up on as due to the holiday we skipped the Monday show. Norris Howard and Fletcher Sharpe are in with Jer to talk about: 01:55 - Lions vs Chiefs. Not only for the game, but how do we feel about the season? And Norris dissents. 05:20 - A recent Federal ruling is a win against asset forfeiture by Wayne County and for due process rights. We dive in, and Fletcher shares the lengths he had to go through to get his car back. The article with more information: https://reason.com/2023/09/01/federal-appeals-court-rules-detroits-asset-forfeiture-violates-due-process-rights-of-drivers/ 13:52 - What is the most popular car in Michigan? As in what we actually drive? It's shared with only three other states. 17:37 - Detroit's real estate market around Cannabis is cooling off. Has Detroit missed the boat? We discuss. Read more: https://www.axios.com/local/detroit/2023/09/06/detroit-slow-cannabis-real-estate-market-michigan 27:08 - Apparently Shaq is bringing his chicken to Michigan. Do we need more celebrity chicken? 29:29 - Then we debate what is the best chicken in metro Detroit right now, across multiple chicken formats like sandwiches, fancy, etc. We do this every weekday except Federal holidays. Follow us and don't miss another episode on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  

33m
Sep 06
A Detroit fasion success story (ft. Darryl Humes)

Today - A Detroit success story. Darryl Humes (along with his brother DeKoven) are behind Mature Look. Now in its sixth year and on the brink of another chapter, I wanted to highlight them because people I know have told me about what they’re doing with the business and with the community. If you’re looking for tips to grow your thing in Detroit, or someone to turn to about style, we’ve got you covered today. Darryl talks about what he’s learned, his advice for others, and how working with others is important. Website: https://www.maturelook.com/ We do Daily Detroit every single day, so follow our show on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple  Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify  

18m
Sep 05
Le Suprême first look // LVT update // Something I didn't realize

Devon and Jer catch up for the Friday before Labor Day weekend with some of what to know and where to go in Metro Detroit. 04:34 - Devon went to the new Le Suprême in downtown Detroit at the redone Book Cadillac and shares his thoughts. Website: https://www.lesupremedetroit.com/ 09:38 - Jer went a little less expensive and talks about how Lucky Coffee at multiple locations in Detroit Barber Co. found its groove. 12:35 - There's progress on the proposed Land Value Tax for the City of Detroit. 15:05 - Something I thought I knew, but didn't. We always disclose our ads clearly, but some people from in-person conversations apparently assume that when we have a local business org or something on they're paying for it. I've gotten comments like "I know you have to pay the bills" and it's like... no, that's not how this works. All ads and placements are disclosed in the show. We just like to highlight things and places we find interesting.  Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-detroit/id1220563942?mt=2 Or Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Yhv8nSylVWxlZilRhi4X9 Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

20m
Sep 01
11 + 12 Mile reopen at I-75 // MBrew update // Throw water balloons at Fletcher + more

Shianne Nocerini is in for most of the show; and Fletcher Sharpe asks for you to throw water balloons at him. Busy show: 01:17 - 11 and 12 Mile roads are reopening at I-75, along with southbound ramps. Shianne is very happy about this. 05:44 - There's a new roundabout in Royal Oak at Normandy and Greenfield 08:37 - Our first cars 12:38 - MBrew in Ferndale bought and will have new chapter, we discuss 16:01 - Pizza Cat in Oak Park opening 17:24 - What is your favorite best value pizza place? People always talk about the fancy stuff. What about the cheap and cheerful? Do you have nominations? 19:32 - Fletcher Sharpe joins us to talk about the Hamtramck Labor Day festival this weekend and ask if you would please come throw water balloons at him. Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-detroit/id1220563942?mt=2 And Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Yhv8nSylVWxlZilRhi4X9 Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

27m
Aug 31
Whitmer fall speech first take // Local races: Do you care? // Yamasaki building up for auction

Norris Howard joins in for Wednesday and we hit a trifecta of topics relevant to Metro Detroit.  00:54 - Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer made a speech today in Lansing outlining her Fall priorities for the state. Norris and Jer discuss. Are they your priorities? Please listen before commenting. I can usually tell.  Speech: https://www.youtube.com/live/xQzli5Q5cC0?si=fm1lGYDqLNpnMK7O 11:39 - Do you care about local races? There's news that City Council President Mary Sheffield has filed to run for Detroit mayor. But turnout has been anemic in recent years. And same for some local races in the region. So are you paying attention? If not, or if you're not voting in Detroit but could, why not? What would get you more interested in races in your local community? Freep report: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2023/08/28/detroit-council-president-mary-sheffield-launches-mayoral-bid/70703092007/ 19:39 And finally there's a Minoru Yamasaki building in Southfield up for auction. Starting at just around $65,000 - you could have the old Reynolds Metals regional sales headquarters. What would you like to see it become? Link: https://www.facebook.com/taxsaleinfo/posts/pfbid02vXQ7JLCBLkbw8N6Bh7DkAcqavyDz8otd4Sj1d4NZbXYCVp8ZwV1BiM7HksaM81m1l Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us free on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-detroit/id1220563942?mt=2 Or Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Yhv8nSylVWxlZilRhi4X9 Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

23m
Aug 30
First takes on Lions preseason // Trevor James moves up at Detroit City FC

Fletcher Sharpe on sports, aka Fletcher Nostradamus is in today. 01:20 - Seriously, go watch the BS High documentary on HBO. Fletcher mentions a local tie. More: https://www.hbo.com/movies/bs-high 03:45 - Jer and Fletcher have their Lions pre-season first takes, and look forward to Detroit's most talked about sports team. Teddy Bridgewater is one of Fletcher's long-time favs. 11:15 - Detroit City FC moves Trevor James up to the new Sporting Director position. We discuss the move - was the timing right, who might coach next and all of that - and talk about why we didn't do an emergency pod that a bunch of you wanted us to do. 24:11 - We break down the win over Birmingham Legion which is very handy in the race to make the Eastern Conference Playoffs. We're back in the 8 spot, and still on the edge, but it's a very real possibility. Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Remember we're on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-detroit/id1220563942?mt=2  And Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Yhv8nSylVWxlZilRhi4X9  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

32m
Aug 29
Transit is getting even worse in Detroit

Detroit’s bus service is a hot mess right now. From not enough drivers, to late performance, to contract negotiations that seem to be in the he said / she said stage.... plus, there’s expansion plans on the horizon that sound good, but it’s not clear how they’re going to get paid for. There’s a lot to unpack. and there’s so many Detroiters reliant on this transit system. To me, it’s a core local service that should just work. It matters, as in the Motor City a large percentage of residents don’t have access to a vehicle. So to help me do this, Aaron Mondry from Outlier Media joins me on the show. It’s an interesting conversation. His report, “Detroit is ‘reimagining’ the future of transportation without fixing current problems” is worth talking about and that’s what we’re going to do today. Link to article: https://outliermedia.org/ddot-bus-driver-shortage-worse-smart-detroit-transit/  Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Remember we're on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-detroit/id1220563942?mt=2  And Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Yhv8nSylVWxlZilRhi4X9  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

22m
Aug 28
It's Pumpkin Spice season

Fall is upon us as it is now, in fact, Pumpkin Spice Latte season. Devon O'Reilly tries his first pumpkin spice anything.  01:27 It's Pumpkin Spice season, and longtime listeners of the show know that we love our indie coffee shops. Devon tries his first pumpkin spice anything, be it latte, cold brew, whatever. 04:27 Unburger in Dearborn makes the ClickonDetroit list for best vegan restaurant in Metro Detroit. So what kind of burger craving can it quench? 07:12 It seems fast food and fast casual restaurants are moving to cashless and kiosk ordering. Do you prefer that, or do you want to deal with a person? 09:16 Lots of things happening around greater downtown Detroit from the Godfrey Hotel to more 10:57 Sullivan's steakhouse is coming 12:48 Devon's thoughts on higher-end rents in greater downtown Detroit, and we get into who is paying those rents and what kind of talent is coming into the region from other areas like California's Bay Area that expect higher pay. Because the fact is - there are people buying and signing up. 17:55 it's International Dog Day on Saturday, so we talk about some places that are dog friendly around town. Be sure to send us yours! Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Remember we're on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-detroit/id1220563942?mt=2  And Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Yhv8nSylVWxlZilRhi4X9  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

22m
Aug 25
A hub for Jewish life in Detroit starts a new chapter

The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue has been undergoing a major renovation and rehabilitation, underpinned by a growing Jewish community in Detroit.  Rabbi Ariana Silverman and Executive Director Rachel Rudman join me on the show to talk about all the work and the upcoming opening party.  Then, I share three things to know around town. __ __ Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Remember we're on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-detroit/id1220563942?mt=2  And Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Yhv8nSylVWxlZilRhi4X9 Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

15m
Aug 24
Putting life into old schools // $4k a month rent in Detroit? // Michiganders binge use

Norris, Fletcher and Jer talk about the stories of the day. 00:48 - Jer saw an Instagram post about a rehabbed school into lofts in Berkley, MI - it's called The Ivy - and asked, why not Detroit? Shouldn't we be giving life to all these old school buildings? Why is it happening there (which, great!) but not also in the city of Detroit? Has the opportunity passed?  09:43 - Norris is all about new things, but some new maybe isn't so good. There's a tower that's got rents at $4k a month, and far more for a penthouse.  Is Detroit ready for clout addresses? More background: https://www.axios.com/local/detroit/2023/08/22/detroit-drone-residences-water-square-pre-leasing  https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2023/08/22/asking-rents-former-joe-louis-arena-site/70649211007/  https://www.oconnordetroit.com/property/1645-leverette-street-2/ 15:56 - Study shows greatly increased marijuana consumption among 18-30 year olds and binge drinking for those 31-50. Are we dealing with tough times? Did we always do it and just feel better talking about it? Fletcher and Norris discuss.  https://nida.nih.gov/research-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future 20:28 -Michigan spends the most per capita on marijuana in the country https://www.crainsdetroit.com/analysis/michigan-cannabis-industry-track-top-3b-2023-sales Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Remember we're on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-detroit/id1220563942?mt=2  And Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Yhv8nSylVWxlZilRhi4X9  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

24m
Aug 23
Comedian and actor Paul Elia

Paul Elia is all about his hometown, so much so that he's recording his upcoming special at the Detroit House of Comedy. We talk about what it's like to be in LA, why his mom got a Matt Rife shirt, the idea of Falafel coneys, what he misses, his work to bring some of that creative work back to Detroit... and more. Tickets to his special, four performances across Oct. 13 and 14: https://dettickets.houseofcomedy.net/event/paul-elia-2023  Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Remember we're on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-detroit/id1220563942?mt=2  And Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Yhv8nSylVWxlZilRhi4X9  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

23m
Aug 22
Climate change and flooding put the "The Venice of Detroit" at risk (ft. Brian Allnutt)

Today's guest is journalist Brian Allnutt, whose reporting for Planet Detroit about Detroit's Jefferson Chalmers area and specifically the canal district has not only gotten attention, but set out the issues well for the historic and unique area known as "The Venice of Detroit." From the excerpt: "Climate gentrification” in cities like New Orleans and Miami has seen wealthier and whiter residents displace low-income residents and people of color in less flood-prone areas. But in Jefferson Chalmers, climate gentrification could mean that those with the resources to manage the risks and expense of living in a floodplain may replace those without them." Read "Climate costs imperil Detroit’s unique, diverse Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood" here: https://planetdetroit.org/2023/08/climate-costs-imperils-detroits-unique-diverse-jefferson-chalmers-neighborhood/  Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Remember we're on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-detroit/id1220563942?mt=2  And Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Yhv8nSylVWxlZilRhi4X9  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit  

20m
Aug 21
Ash Bar // Grand Traverse // Car-free living tips in Detroit

Today's show is a combination of where we've been and some listener questions. 03:34 Devon's back from vacation and tried out Grand Traverse Distillery 05:43 - Jer's all about the Orange Spice espresso tonic over at The Congregation, and feels a little guilty about being excited about fall 07:40 - Devon tried the newly opened Ash Bar upstairs at the Siren Hotel 11:41 - A decently priced spot on the eastside to check out https://twitter.com/EJDevCo/status/1692224109378220121 14:33 A listener asks about the auto show - we talk a bit about it, but we're going to get some guests on about it 17:22 A listener wants to know tips about being car-free in Detroit / Metro Detroit. Both of us have lived for awhile without one, or sharing one car, and share what we've learned. Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Remember we're on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daily-detroit/id1220563942?mt=2 And Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Yhv8nSylVWxlZilRhi4X9  Thanks to our members: http://www.patreon.com/dailydetroit  Or those who do a one-time contribution: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit

24m
Aug 18