In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from The Week (Oct. 25-29)

Target plans to bring a location to Midtown Detroit, Campus Martius is getting its largest Christmas tree yet, Dave’s Hot Chicken debuts in Dearborn, and Downtown Boxing Gym opens an outdoor sports complex
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Detroit’s Christmas tree will go up in Campus Martius on Nov. 4 this year. // Photo: IStock/ Brian Sevald

Campus Martius is getting its largest Christmas tree yet.

A Michigan-grown Norway spruce will be installed in the park on Nov. 4. The Detroit Downtown Partnership has yet to reveal its exact size.

Target is opening a store in Midtown Detroit.

The 32,000-square-foot Target location will anchor the new City Club Apartments development. The development will also feature an international bank branch and restaurant.

As Detroit’s new historian, Jamon Jordan will highlight African Americans’ contributions to the city.

In his role, the founder of Black Scroll Network, History & Tours will conduct research, make public presentations, and promote tourism.

A celebrity-backed food chain launches its first Michigan location.

Los Angeles-based Dave’s Hot Chicken debuted in Dearborn today. Drake, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Strahan are a few of the investors behind the chain.

Detroit is offering all three COVID booster shots to residents 18 and older.

The city says the Johnson & Johnson booster can be taken two months after initial vaccination, while the Pfizer and Moderna boosters can be taken after six months.

Downtown Boxing Gym is opening an outdoor sports complex in Detroit.

The complex, opening tonight on the city’s east side, will feature a multi-sport turf field, study pavilion, ice rink, and fire pits. 

James Oliver Coffee Co. opens in the former Detroit Institute of Bagels space.

In addition to bagels and bagel sandwiches, the Corktown cafe features an espresso bar, cold brew, nitro coffee, tea, and a pour-over-station.

Detroit Black creators are featured in a VH1 YouTube series.

Sheefy McFly, jessica Care moore, Detroit Vs Everybody’s Tommey Walker, and others appear in the latest episode of the series Growing Up Black.

A new project will transform a Detroit church into a cultural arts center.

The co-founders of Library Street Collective co-founders are planning a public arts campus with a sculpture garden honoring Charles McGee and a skate park by Tony Hawk.

An abandoned movie theater will become Michigan’s first Black-owned film studio.

Greenwood District Studios will be in the former Lansing Mall Cinema. It will feature video and audio production facilities as well as a comedy club.

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