In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (May 10-14)

Michigan lifts mask requirements for fully vaccinated people, Detroit Police Chief James Craig is retiring in June, Gordon Ramsay’s “Uncharted” series will feature the U.P., and Baker’s Keyboard Lounge receives a preservation grant
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Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced his retirement during a press conference earlier this week. // Video still: Detroit Police Department Facebook

Detroit Police Chief James Craig announces his retirement.   

Craig’s last day is June 1. He says has not yet ruled out the possibility of running for governor.

Michigan has reached its first vaccine goal.

Fifty-five percent of Michiganders have been vaccinated. On May 24, the state will allow in-person work to resume for all sectors of businesses.

A vintage Lions jacket makes a cameo in the trailer for the new Venom sequel.

It looks like Tom Hardy’s character Eddie Brock is wearing the same Lions jacket Eddie Murphy wore in Beverly Hills Cop II as Detroit police detective Axel Foley.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, photographed above at a May 2020 press conference, announced the state’s new mask requirements this week. // Photograph courtesy of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

The state will lift mask requirements for fully vaccinated people this weekend.  

Under the new order, fully vaccinated people will no longer need to wear masks indoors. And while outdoors, residents no longer need to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status.

The metro Detroiters behind the Float ‘N’ Grill will appear on Shark Tank.  

Mikey Bashawaty and Jeremy Quillico began selling their floating grills several years ago. Tonight, tune in to the ABC show to watch the duo make their case to the Sharks.

Movement organizers are planning a micro festival this month.

Micro Movement will take place Memorial Day weekend at three Detroit venues. The free event will have an “extremely limited” capacity.

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Chef James Rigato (left) of Mabel Gray introduces Gordon Ramsay to a pasty on the new season of Uncharted. // Photograph courtesy of National Geographic/Justin Mandel

The U.P. will be featured in Gordon Ramsay’s Uncharted series.

The celebrity chef was spotted Up North last summer. The National Geographic show follows Ramsay as he travels to remote places to find “culinary inspiration.”

The national fuel shortage won’t affect Michigan.

While gas prices are rising locally, the Michigan Public Service Commission doesn’t anticipate shortages in the state as they continue monitoring the situation.

Baker’s Keyboard Lounge is awarded a $40,000 preservation grant.

The historic Detroit jazz club is one of the 25 restaurants in the U.S. to receive the grant from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


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