In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Sept. 5-9)

Motown Museum unveils new renderings for the next phase of its expansion, Lafayette Coney Island shuts down due to a health code violation, and a Michigan judge rules the state’s abortion ban is unconstitutional.
A new building that will house exhibits, retail space, and more is in the works as part of the next phase of Motown Museum’s expansion. // Courtesy of Motown Museum

Motown Museum unveils new renderings for the third phase of its expansion.

Construction began on a nearly 40,000-square-foot-building that will house exhibits, the Ford Motor Co. Theater, retail space, and more.

A 400-mile birding trail recently opened in the U.P.

After five years of planning, the Shore-to-Shore Birding Trail is open to the public. It features 40 stops in four eastern U.P. counties.

Gilbert Family Foundation launches Venture 313 Program.

Aimed at helping Detroit-based founders, the three-year, $10 million commitment will provide direct investment into startups, an online platform providing guidance for entrepreneurs, and more.

Lafayette Coney Island shuts down due to health code violation.

The Detroit restaurant closed its doors Tuesday after a health inspector found rat droppings inside. The inspector says Lafayette reopened, prompting the department to issue a cease and desist on Wednesday.

Fundraiser is launched to replace stolen truck filled with school supplies.

Hey Y’all Detroit was preparing to distribute supplies to lower-income people when its truck was stolen last month. A GoFundMe has been created to replace the truck and other equipment.

Michigan judge rules the state’s 1931 abortion ban is unconstitutional and should not be enforced.

Court of Claims Judge Elizabeth Gleicher concluded that enforcing the existing law would deprive pregnant people of their right to bodily autonomy and equal protection.

A young couple restores a 160-year-old mansion in Milford.

Earlier this year, Jera Brown and Dan Crawford purchased a vacant mansion built in 1862. It’s one of the city’s oldest homes. The couple will open the home for public tours this month.

Pizza Hut brings back its take on Detroit-style pizza for a third time.

For a limited time, the pizza chain is offering four types of its Detroit-style pies. To celebrate the return, Pizza Hut partnered with TikTok star Jon Moss to create a song.

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