In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (March 14-18)

Lexus Velodrome to host track racing championships, City of Detroit investing $45 million into rec centers, Flower Day is returning to Eastern Market, and more locals news
Lexus Velodrome
the Lexus Velodrome Track Racing Championships takes place this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of the Lexus Velodrome

Lexus Velodrome in Detroit is hosting track racing championships.

The fastest bike racers from around the world are competing at the venue March 18 and 19 during the Lexus Velodrome Track Racing Championships.

The Schvitz is opening a second location in Lexington.

Schvitz North will be ready for summer rentals by June. In addition to sauna and cold plunge experiences, it will offer rotating pop-ups by eateries, massage therapists, and tarot readers.

A native Detroiter plays a key role in a new comedy on Freeform.

Sasha Compére portrays Brit on Single Drunk Female, a new show following a woman confronting her alcoholism and starting a journey to sobriety.

City of Detroit will invest $45 million into its recreation centers.

The project includes renovating eight centers and building three new ones. Mayor Mike Duggan says this is the largest investment in the city’s rec centers in more than 50 years.

New documentary will showcase the development of the GMC Hummer EV.

General Motors Co. and A+E Networks have teamed up on the film, Revolution: GMC HUMMER EV, airing March 27 on The History Channel.

Michigan Senate approves a six-month state gas tax suspension.

Pausing the 27-cents-per-gallon fuel tax would save the average driver about $75 over six months, according to Senate Fiscal Agency’s chief economist.

Michigan women made $11,000 less than men in 2020.  

Today is Equal Pay Day, and Cheryl Bergman, CEO of the Michigan Women’s Commission, says pay transparency can help reduce the impact of discrimination against women.

Eastern Market’s Flower Day will return for the first time since 2019.

The 54th Flower Day will take place May 15. Eastern Market will also host Flower Season Tuesday Markets, every Tuesday during the month of May. This week, the Detroit venue was also ranked No. 3 in USA Today’s “10 Best Public Markets in the US.”

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