In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Sept 6-10)

Meijer’s new Rivertown Market gets an opening date, the Detroit Zoo announces its new director, and locals react to the death of Mudgie’s Deli owner, Greg Mudge
Artist Desiree Kelly, pictured above, works on a mural on Meijer’s new Rivertown Market. // Photograph courtesy of Meijer

Meijer’s new Rivertown Market will open in October.

Located in downtown Detroit, the grocery store will offer 2,000 local and artisan products from Bon Bon Bon, MexiBake Bakery, Great Lakes Coffee, and more. The exterior will feature a mural by artists Desiree Kelly and Cameron Jenkins.

Michigan activist and epidemiologist Abdul El-Sayed writes about the aftermath of 9/11.

In the latest edition of his newsletter, The Incision, El-Sayed reflects on what the past 20 years have meant for himself and the broader Muslim American community.

A Game of Thrones-esque home went on the market this week.  

The $2.29 million Rochester home sits on more than 6 acres of land and features a moat, drawbridge, secret passageways, a hidden tower, and more.

Locals react to the sudden death of Greg Mudge, owner of Mudgie’s Deli.

Mudge passed away on Sept. 5 at the age of 46. Mudge’s eatery is a cornerstone in Corktown and has become a nationally renowned deli.

The state’s health department says wearing masks can limit student quarantines.

According to MDHHS, students who’ve been exposed to COVID-19 but don’t have symptoms can avoid quarantining if they were wearing masks and undergo daily testing.

The Detroit Zoo’s new director is the first woman to ever hold the position.

Dr. Haley Murphy, a veterinarian and former deputy director of Zoo Atlanta, will start her new position on Nov. 1. She will succeed longtime director Ron Kagan.

An Ann Arbor culinarian is named a “Best New Chef.”

Ji Hye Kim, owner of Miss Kim, earned the accolade from Food & Wine for her approach to using Midwest ingredients in Korean cooking and how she treats her staff.

TLC to perform in metro Detroit for their tour celebrating CrazySexyCool

Ahead of the girl group’s local show next week, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas spoke with Metro Times about the making of their iconic sophomore album.

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