In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Sept. 13-17)

A new indoor golf and entertainment venue will open in Detroit next year, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ earns Rolling Stone magazine’s top spot, Beaumont ERs near capacity, and James Craig declares his bid for governor
Five Iron Golf
Five Iron Golf is opening a Detroit location next year. Above is the indoor golf venue’s Washington, D.C., location. // Photograph courtesy of Five Iron Golf

Five Iron Golf is coming to Detroit in 2022.

The indoor golf and entertainment venue will open on the first floor of the new Cambria Hotel-Downtown Detroit next summer.

Buddy’s Pizza teams up with Griffin Claw Brewing Co. for its 75th anniversary.

The pizzeria and the local brewery have released a limited-edition Anniversary Ale. The IPA is available through the end of October.

Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” is named the greatest song of all time.

Rolling Stone released an updated list of its “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” The Queen of Soul’s hit moved from No. 5 to the top spot.

Michigan parents file $1 million lawsuit after teacher cuts their child’s hair.

In March, a Mount Pleasant teacher cut 7-year-old Jurnee Hoffmeyer’s hair without consent. The lawsuit alleges racial discrimination, as Hoffmeyer is biracial.

Simone Biles and other gymnasts testify on the FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar case.

Biles blamed the FBI, USA Gymnastics, and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee for allowing the former MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor to abuse patients.

Beaumont ER
Beaumont Health System has almost reached capacity in its ERs. // Photograph courtesy of Beaumont Health System

Beaumont asks patients to seek emergency care elsewhere as ERs near capacity. 

The health system also temporarily closed 180 beds due to staffing shortages and is stepping up its calls for blood donations and continuing to urge the community to get vaccinated.

A public memorial for Mudgie’s Deli owner Greg Mudge is set for Sunday. 

Two Detroit bands will lead a march starting at the Dean Savage Memorial Park in Corktown to honor the Mudgie’s Deli owner who died suddenly earlier this month.

James Craig launches his run for governor.

The former Detroit police chief declared his bid this morning at Belle Isle. About 50 protestors crowded the podium, chanting things like “No justice, no peace, James Craig is still police.”

General Motors is donating $50 million to Detroit nonprofits.

The money will go toward programs that aim to expand access to education and employment opportunities.

A new art park opens in Detroit’s East Canfield Village.

The East Canfield Pavilion debuted Friday. The sculpture “Boy Holds Flower” is the first of several artworks and aims to capture the future of Black masculinity.


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