ICYMI: Hudson’s Site Tower Topped & Other Top Stories

Learn about the Hudson’s Site’s latest milestone, take a closer look at flooding in Detroit, get an update on the Crumbley case, and read other top stories this week.
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Detroit’s Hudson Site Tower Has Been Topped Off

The Detroit skyline changed forever today as the final beam of the Hudson’s site skyscraper was lifted into place, officially making it the second tallest building in the state. The project, which broke ground in 2017, is located at the site of the former Hudson’s department store at 1200 Woodward Ave. and is the city’s largest ground-up development in 50 years.

Metro Detroit’s Top Dining News from Our April 2024 Issue

In our latest issue, we explored some of the most noteworthy metro Detroit food and dining news of the month from restaurants like The Jackson, Lincoln Yard, and Sexy Steak.

Detroit Underwater: A Closer Look at Flooding in Metro Detroit

Climate change is causing heavier rainfall, overwhelming metro Detroit’s antiquated sewage system. How far will communities go to protect their basements? Hour Detroit investigates.

Parents of Oxford Shooter Sentenced to 10-15 Years

Jennifer and James Crumbley, the parents of Oxford High School shooter, Ethan Crumbley, received a sentence of 10-15 years in prison on Tuesday for the deaths of the four students killed in the shooting: Madisyn Baldwin (17), Tate Myre (16), Justin Shilling (17), and Hana St. Juliana (14). The pair were each found guilty of four counts of involuntary manslaughter in separate trials earlier this year.

A Look at Three Historic Detroit Baseball Bars

Once upon a time, sports bars didn’t exist. Certainly, people gathered at 19th-century bars, and inevitably sports were discussed, sometimes hotly. Today, the modern sports bar is ubiquitous, with its giant flat screens and autographed jerseys covering every surface. Somewhere between these two, the murky origins of the sports bar might very easily be traced to one of these beloved Detroit baseball bars.

Restaurant Review: Alpino

We stopped in for a bite at the Alps-themed restaurant in Corktown. Here’s what we thought of the food, atmosphere, service, and more.

How to Make One of Ahmad Alzahabi’s Favorite Eid al-Fitr Entrees

Ahmad Alzahabi, also known as The Golden Balance and the bismillah guy, shares why he enjoys celebrating Ramadan and a recipe his mom makes that his family can’t wait to eat on Eid al-Fitr.

Meet Jason Benetti, The New Voice of the Tigers

The long-time TV play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox is now announcing for our Detroit Tigers — a move that the Chicago Sun-Times called Chicago’s no. 1 sports media story of 2023. We sat down with Benetti to discuss the move and why he loves Detroit.

James Beard Announces 2024 Restaurant and Chef Finalists

The James Beard Foundation, a nonprofit organization that celebrates and supports the talented people behind America’s food industry, announced the finalists for this year’s Restaurant and Chef awards — and two metro Detroit restaurants made the cut.

City Guide 2024: A Newcomers Guide to Visiting Detroit

Art Deco goodness, world-class art everywhere, a special pair of shoes: A newcomer to ”The D” finds the city’s comeback hits all the right notes. Here’s what she did during her visit to the Motor City and what she discovered about it, too.


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