In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Oct. 11-15)

The Motown Museum releases renderings of its expansion, African caracal cats get out in Royal Oak, a footwear designer plans to reopen an HBCU in Detroit, and a Dearborn restaurant is recognized by ’The New York Times’
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The Motown Museum released renderings of its $55 million expansion this week. // Image courtesy of the Motown Museum

A first look at the Motown Museum’s new plaza under construction.

The museum unveiled renderings this week of the space. The $55 million expansion will feature a stage, a new surround-sound system, and a welcoming area for visitors.

Michigan-born actress Selma Blair opens about life with MS in new documentary.

Blair was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018. Her film, Introducing, Selma Blair, will show her journey to getting a stem cell transplant to stop the progression of the illness.

Two new restaurants are coming to Little Caesars Arena.

PointsBet Sports Bar is a full-service eatery with “betting-themed pub fare.” The second concept, Mixing Board, will feature a live music stage and Michigan-themed menu.

African caracal cats were on the loose in Royal Oak.

More than one of these cats escaped their enclosure on Wednesday and police warned residents to stay away from them. It was at least the third time the cats escaped.

After 10 years, Brooklyn Street Local is closing.

Owner Deveri Gifford says she doesn’t “have the capacity” to keep the Corktown eatery going. But there are no plans to sell the building and the eatery will host pop-ups.

A former HBCU in Detroit is slated to reopen next year.

Portland footwear designer D’Wayne Edwards is behind the proposal for the former Lewis College of Michigan, the state’s only Historically Black College and University.

Detroit becomes a pilot site for a new restaurant delivery service using robots.

Kiwibot, a California tech startup, has brought its semi-autonomous robots to Corktown restaurants. The startup aims to offer a lower-cost food delivery service.

A Dearborn eatery makes the New York Times’ top 50 restaurants list.

Lebanese restaurant AlTayeb is the only spot from Michigan on the list.

Meet Mariachi Femenil Detroit, Michigan’s first all-female mariachi group.

After meeting a female mariachi group in New York, Camilla Cantu knew she wanted to create one in Detroit. Five years later, her history-making ensemble is still going strong.

Detroit’s City Walls Project celebrates its 100th mural.

Since its inception in 2017, the program has invested more than half a million dollars in the city’s art community. Its 100th mural, The Spirit, is its largest to date.

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