In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Nov. 8-12)

Bell’s Brewery announces sale of company, Detroit prepares for COVID-19 surge, Jack White is releasing two albums next year, and a seafood restaurant opens in Birmingham
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Bell’s Brewery owner Larry Bell is selling his company. // Photograph courtesy of Bell’s Brewery

Bell’s Brewery founder Larry Bell announces retirement and sale of company.

Michigan’s largest and oldest independent craft brewer will be sold to Lion, a beverage company in Australia that also owns New Belgium, in the coming months.

Beaumont warns metro Detroit is yet again becoming a COVID-19 hotspot.

Officials say this surge could last for months. The warning comes as Michigan reached a six-month high in hospitalizations for the virus.

New legislation will allow Michigan drivers to opt for two-year vehicle registration.

House Bill 4117, which goes into effect next October, is an effort to make operations at the Secretary of State branches more efficient.

A Detroit eatery is named one of Eater’s best new restaurants in the U.S.

East African restaurant Baobab Fare is one of 11 on the list.

One in 10 tenants facing eviction in Detroit are victims of “fake landlord” scam.

During a four-month investigation, NBC News and Detroit’s Outlier Media interviewed folks who say they’ve been tricked by con artists who’ve sold or rented out houses they didn’t own.

Detroit native Jack White announces two albums for 2022.

Fear of the Dawn and Entering Heaven Alive debut next April and July, respectively. White also released a new video for his latest single, “Taking Me Back.”

Vaccinated Canadians can now access the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel for nonessential travel. 

The Tunnel reopened this week. The Detroit side will remain cashless, and the Canadian side will accept cash until the end of the year.

Seafood restaurant Mare Mediterranean opens in Birmingham.

The restaurant’s menu is influenced by Greek, Italian, and Spanish flavors. The interior features a big bar, open kitchen, lounge area, and two private rooms.

Locals can ice skate at Campus Martius this weekend before its official opening.

The rink will be open Nov. 12-14 for a special preview ahead of its public opening after the tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 19

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