In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Aug. 15-19)

Detroit receives a $25 million grant to build mobility corridor along Michigan Avenue, the state’s first luxury treehouse opens, E. coli cases are on the rise in three Michigan counties, and more metro Detroit news
The city of Detroit received a $25 million grant to build a shared-use mobility corridor along Michigan Avenue. // Image courtesy of Michigan Department of Transportation

Detroit receives $25 million grant for Michigan Avenue mobility corridor.

The project includes the construction of a shared-use corridor that will include new dedicated transit and autonomous vehicle lanes, and the restoration of the street’s historic red bricks.

Restoring water service to seven towns under boil advisory will be delayed an extra week.

Communities in Oakland, Macomb, and St. Clair counties should now expect full, sanitary water flow by Sept. 3. GLWA officials confirmed there was more damage than anticipated after last week’s water main break.

Detroit is among the top 10 cities for street art in the country. 

“Grand River Creative Corridor stands out as a highlight with nearly 100 murals between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Warren Avenue,” USA Today says of Detroit, which ranked No. 4 on its list.

Michigan’s first luxury treehouse is now open.

Tree Vistas resort is located in Ionia County. The treehouse features a living room area, master bedroom, kitchen, patio, a trail to the Grand River, and more.

Nearly 100 E. coli cases have been reported in three Michigan counties.

The cases were reported in Oakland, Ottawa, and Kent counties. This is compared to 20 cases during the same time period last year, prompting health officials to issue a health advisory.

Proposed train service from Ann Arbor to Traverse City gets new funding.

A planning study for A2TC will receive a $1.3 million grant. The proposed route passes through 15 counties between southeast Michigan and northern lower Michigan.

Sugar Factory officially opens its Detroit location at the end of August.

The candy-themed restaurant chain is opening its doors on Aug. 29. The Sugar Factory is currently accepting reservations for the grand opening.

Striking workers at Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co. withdraw union efforts.

Workers say they’re withdrawing from an election to form a union because the company has been closing stores. The workers were on strike for more than 150 days.

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