Glenlore Trails’ New Walk Experience and Other Top Metro Detroit News

Read some of the biggest news stories from this week including details about Michigan’s first Liberian restaurant, Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends, and more.
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Glenlore Trails to Debut New Walk Experience

The illuminated walk-through forest in Commerce Township, is returning for its fourth year with a haunted forest filled with dazzling light displays themed to a spooky carnival. The Haunted Forest: CarnEvil kicks off at the popular destination at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, and will remain on display until Oct. 29, 2023.

What to Expect During Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends 2023

Cedar Point is celebrating spooky season with the return of HalloWeekends. This annual event, which runs every Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 29 this year, offers merry not scary Halloween activities for kids alongside nighttime frights for anyone looking to embrace the fear, and of course, the rides that the park is famous for.

Michigan’s First Liberian Restaurant is Coming to Detroit

Little Liberia — Michigan’s first Liberian restaurant — is slated to open next year in New Center, Detroit. Chef-owner Ameneh Marhaba’s cooking melds “African, Caribbean, and Antebellum-South African American influences.” The menu will feature traditional Liberian dishes like groundnut stew, plantain chips, and Liberian country dry rice.

Eastern Marked Brewing Co, to Open Taproom in Former Detroit Founders Site

Eastern Market Brewing Co. has signed a five-year lease for the former site that Founders Brewing Co. occupied between 2017 and 2023. They plan to open a self-serve taproom called Elephant & Co. that will serve dozens of Eastern Market Brewing Co. beers, Detroit-style pizza, and items from its coffee and vegan donut business, Dooped Donuts. 

Downtown Detroit Partnership Fall Forum Outlines Development Projects in the City

Attendees at Downtown Detroit Partnership’s Fall Forum were given an exclusive first look at the 2023 Downtown Detroit Community and Development update, summarizing 47 projects at different stages and additional investments that span mostly across the Central Business District.

Celebrate Fall at These 10 Metro Detroit Apple Orchards

With cool fall weather comes one of the best times of year — apple orchard season! Get ready to indulge on all the cider and doughnuts you can handle and pick some of your favorite apples right off the tree, at these 10 favorite apple orchards in southeast Michigan.

Tigers Name New General Manager

The Detroit Tigers have hired Jeff Greenberg as the team’s new GM. Greenberg spent 10 years with the Chicago Cubs and the last two seasons as the GM of the Chicago Blackhawks, where he “built the foundation for one of the strongest analytics departments in the NHL.”

What’s in the Works at Michigan Central’s Newlab

In April, the tech incubator Newlab opened its Detroit headquarters in the rehabilitated Book Depository building in the Michigan Central innovation district. Newlab hosts startups and small established companies that pay a monthly fee for space and the use of workshops. Here, we introduce a selection of those ventures.

UAW Expands Strike Against Detroit’s Big Three

After failing to meet an agreement by the Sept. 22 deadline, the UAW is trying to push GM and Stellantis to make more progress by striking at 38 additional facilities across the country. More than 5,000 workers walked out at noon on Friday.

Michigan’s Adventure Welcomes New Event This Fall

Michigan’s Adventure, the largest amusement park in the state, has announced that it will be celebrating spooky season this year with an all-new event geared toward the entire family. The event, dubbed “Tricks and Treats,” will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, and will feature a wide variety of seasonal activities including a trunk-or-treating trail, a costume parade, crafts, and games.

Grosse Pointe Shores Votes to Ban Pit Bulls

Despite hearing from dozens of speakers opposing the move, including lawyers, doctors, animal welfare advocates, and even the city’s own mayor, Grosse Point Shores city council voted 4-3 to pass a proposal that banned pit bills in the city. The ordinance grandfathers in pit bulls already living in the city. Bans such as this are criticized as being unfair to responsible owners and near impossible to enforce.

Fall Festivals in Southeast Michigan and Beyond

There’s plenty of fun things to do to celebrate fall in metro Detroit — and a lot of local festivals that highlight it all. Here, we offer details on some of the biggest festivals happening in our area, and a few other big ones around the state, happening this September, October, and early November.

Development Projects to Form Entertainment Hub in Downtown Detroit

Over the last several months, local organizations and businesses have been putting in work on projects across Downtown in an effort to rejuvenate the city’s historic Entertainment District. Take a closer look at some of these projects.

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