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

The Polk Penguin Conservation Center reopens at the zoo, The Oakland Hills Country Club is destroyed in a fire, the state’s indoor mask advisory is withdrawn, and a new food hall is planned for Eastern Market
The Detroit Zoo's Polk Penguin Conservation Center
The Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center has reopened. // Photo: IStock

The Detroit Zoo’s penguin exhibit is back open.

After two years, the Polk Penguin Conservation Center has reopened to the public. It now houses more than 75 of the bird species.

DSW’s parent company is investing $2 million in Detroit’s soon-to-open HBCU.

The partnership between Designer Brands Inc. and Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design aims to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the footwear industry.

Troy native Steven Yeun stars in Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, Nope.

The first trailer for the movie, which comes out in July, dropped last weekend. Yeun stars alongside actors Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer.

President Biden unveils a $1 billion plan to clean polluted Great Lakes waterways.

Eleven of the waterways to be cleaned under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative are in Michigan, including the Detroit River, the River Rouge, and others.

Fire destroys The Oakland Hills Country Club.

The blaze began around 10 a.m. on Thursday at the historic Bloomfield Township-based clubhouse and has destroyed much of the central part of the building. No injuries were reported.

Michigan health department withdraws its indoor mask advisory.

Under the latest guidance, masking requirements can be put in place by local health departments, organizations, businesses, event organizers, and/or school districts. 

A new food hall is planned for Mosaic development in Eastern Market.

The food hall is the first tenant of the forthcoming The Mosaic, a mixed-use development that is expected to open in 2024 and will house creative and entertainment businesses.

Workers at Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.’s Detroit location are on strike.

Employees are demanding to unionize and negotiate a contract for safer working conditions and a fair wage of at least $15 an hour.

The Lip Bar celebrates a decade in business with a new collection.

In honor of its 10th anniversary, the beauty brand, founded by Detroit native Melissa Butler, will host a party on Feb. 20 at its flagship store in Parker’s Alley.

Fly Trap restaurant is reopening next month.

The Ferndale diner has been sold to Matt Buskard, owner of Bobcat Bonnie’s. “… our goal is singular which is to ensure that the Fly Trap stays the Fly Trap,” he says.

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