A New Distillery Opens in Fenton, Kyra Harris Bolden Appointed to Michigan Supreme Court, and More Top Stories from The Week (Nov. 21-25)

Get details on Dream Machine Distillery, learn about the first Black women on Michigan’s Supreme Court, get an update on Savage X Fenty, and read more top metro Detroit headlines.
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Photograph courtesy of Krya Harris Bolden.

New Distillery Opens in Fenton.

Fenton Winery & Brewery is celebrating the grand opening of Dream Machine Distillery, which will allow their taproom to serve small batch liquor and craft cocktails, in addition to the beer and wine already on tap.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer chooses Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden to fill seat on the Michigan Supreme Court.

This historic pick makes Bolden the first Black woman to serve on the court. Bolden spoke with Hour Detroit in late October about running her campaign while pregnant and more.


Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty to open a location in Detroit next year.

Locals will be able to shop the brand’s lingerie, everyday essentials, sleepwear, and more at the downtown Detroit location at 1442 Woodward Ave.

Where to See Santa in Southeast Michigan.

Santa Claus is coming to town — and in between making his list and checking it twice, he’s taking the time to see the kids of southeast Michigan at area events and shopping centers.

State regulators approve a $30.5 million DTE Energy rate hike.

The rate increase amounts to an additional 71 cents on monthly bills for a resident who uses 500 kilowatt hours of electricity.

Michigan is expected to have its best year for real Christmas trees in a decade.

Industry experts say this year’s trees will have a bit more thickness. Folks should also expect trees to cost more this year. Find the perfect tree for you and your family at one of these local tree farms.

Los Angeles-based Fatima’s Grill is coming to metro Detroit.

The all-halal, Lebanese Mexican eatery will open in Dearborn at a date yet to be determined. Fatima’s Grill is known for its asada fries made with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, halal-shawarma platters, and birria crunchwraps.

Detroit Denim Co. teams up with local artist for limited edition bags.

The denim company is collaborating with Mike Han on the Blackout Bag design. Only eight bags will be created for this collection, and they will be made available starting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Detroit Opera names its next music director.

Roberto Kalb, who will serve through the 2025-26 season, is the second music director in the company’s history.

Bavarian Inn Lodge is getting a major expansion.

Starting Dec. 13, the Lodge will begin an $80 million expansion to its waterpark and other entertainment offerings. Once completed, the Bavarian Inn Lodge will be Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark and family entertainment center.

The Final Four is coming to Detroit in 2027.

The NCAA event will be played at Ford Field for the first time since 2009. The Final Four bid was a collaborative effort between the Detroit Sports Commission, Visit Detroit, Michigan State University, the City of Detroit, Ford Field, and the Lions.

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