In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (March 7-11)

Gas prices rise, the Fisher Mansion sells for $4.9 million, Michigan Starbucks workers move to unionize, and Detroit Fire Department investigates fire at Mudgie’s Deli
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Michigan gas prices set a new record.

Gas prices have hit $4 a gallon around metro Detroit, the highest since June 2013. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, inflation, and tightened oil production are all factors.

A Stellantis executive buys the Fisher Mansion.

Mark Stewart, the company’s chief operating officer in North America, acquired the home earlier this month for $4.9 million. It’s the largest home sale in the city’s history.

Saint Andrew’s Hall closes after floors bend during a concert.

The issue was noticed when a video shared online showed the floor giving out. Venue officials plan to repair a loose joint in the floor.

Auto insurers started mailing out refunds to Michigan residents this week

The $400 refund checks will be distributed to drivers through paper checks that will be mailed or direct deposited into accounts. Insurers have until May 9 to send out the refunds.

The Lip Bar and Glam-Aholic Lifestyle to release Detroit Day collaboration.

The local brands will drop the D Girl Collection on March 13 in honor of the holiday. It features three TLB lip glosses and a Glam-Aholic Lifestyle cosmetic bag.

The Mudgie’s Deli fire was set intentionally.

The Detroit Fire Department confirmed they are investigating the Thursday blaze as arson. Mudgie’s has since reopened for carryout only.

Historic Fisher Body 21 will be developed into affordable housing.

The $134 million project will transform the abandoned building in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood into the Fisher 21 Lofts as well as a new retail district.

Juwan Howard speaks for first time since Wisconsin altercation.

The U-M basketball coach said he takes “full ownership” for his actions during the post-game incident in February. Howard served a five-game suspension and was fined $40,000. 

Starbucks workers across Michigan are moving to unionize.

Started by a barista at an Ann Arbor location, the Starbucks Workers United movement includes employees at locations in Ann Arbor, Lansing, Flint, Grand Rapids, and other cities.

MC5 announces its first new album since 1972 and a tour kicking off in Detroit.

The record will be released in October and feature appearances by original drummer Dennis Thompson and other guests. The We Are All MC5 tour begins in May.

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