In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (March 28-April 1)

The DSO’s Anne Parson passes away, Oakland Mall gets new owners, Anchor Bar is reopening, and Colin Kaepernick is named honorary captain for University of Michigan’s spring game
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Anne Parsons
Photograph courtesy of Anne Parsons

Longtime DSO leader Anne Parsons dies at 64.

Parsons died on March 28 from lung cancer. She came to the company from New York in 2004 and served as the president and CEO until 2021.

Anchor Bar is scheduled to reopen in time for Opening Day.

The iconic bar opens its doors April 5 and will offer lunch and dinner service. On Opening Day, Anchor Bar will offer drink specials through its “Non-tailgate, tailgate.”

Detroit Institute of Arts is adding more than 70 works to its Van Gogh exhibit.

Van Gogh in America, which debuts in October, is exclusive to the DIA and is considered the first exhibit ever to focus on the introduction and early reception of the artist in America.

Detroit’s first Black-owned baking and cake decorating supply store is now open.

Crummy’s Cake Supply & Studio, owned by husband-and-wife duo Mark and Charlita Knox, is located on Seven Mile Road near the city’s Avenue of Fashion.

Colin Kaepernick is made honorary captain for U-M’s spring game.

The former NFL quarterback will team up with head coach Jim Harbaugh during the Maize and Blue scrimmage game this Saturday. The game is free for fans to attend.

America’s oldest park ranger — a Detroit native — retires at 100 years old.

Betty Reid Soskin retired this week after more than 15 years at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in California.

Several Michigan universities make U.S. News’ list of best graduate programs.

University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and other institutions ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s list.

Huel Perkins and Monica Gayle bid farewell during their final broadcast.

The Fox 2 anchors, who joined the company together in 1997, said their official goodbyes during the March 25 evening newscast.

Oakland Mall gets new owners and redevelopment plans.

MKiezi Investments in Troy has acquired the shopping center. The company is planning property improvements and the redevelopment of the former Sears store.


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