In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (May 30-June 3)

Olympia Development shares plans for The District Detroit, Vernors is releasing a Black Cherry flavor, Anita Baker is coming to Detroit in July, and more metro Detroit news
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Plans for The District Detroit include office, retail, and green space as pictured in the rendering above. // Image courtesy of Ilitch Companies

Olympia Development of Michigan shares plans for The District Detroit.

Affordable and market-rate housing, sustainable green spaces, commercial office spaces, retail, and restaurants are part of the vision for the area.

Eminem releases an expanded edition of The Eminem Show.

In honor of the record’s 20th anniversary, the rapper released an extended version featuring 18 additional instrumentals, previously unreleased tracks, and other songs.

William Lucas, Wayne County’s first Black sheriff, dies at 94.

Lucas passed away on May 30 of natural causes. He was a former Wayne County executive and was also a circuit court judge during a political career that spanned several decades.

James Craig files a lawsuit over removal from ballot.

The Republican gubernatorial candidate is challenging the action of the Michigan Board of State Canvassers that took him off the August primary ballot.

Anita Baker will perform in Detroit for the first time since 1995.

The Detroit native and Grammy Award-winning singer will take the Little Caesars Arena stage on July 22.

A new Vernors flavor will be available in August.

Vernors Black Cherry is the first flavor variation of the beverage in more than 50 years. It will be available in 12-pack, 2-liter, and 20-ounce bottles.

The owner of Hutch’s Jewelry is shot to death near his Oak Park store.

Daniel Hutchinson, known as “Hutch the Jeweler,” was found with multiple gunshot wounds inside his vehicle on June 1.

Saint Andrew’s Hall reopened this week.

The venue was closed for nearly three months for repairs after a joint in the floor became loose during a concert.


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