In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (July 18-22)

GM to keep headquarters in Renaissance Center, Elton John performs last show in Michigan, first lady Jill Biden visits Detroit, and Pizza Cat opens in Greektown
GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan
GM CEO Mary Barra says the company’s headquarters will remain at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. // Photo: IStock

General Motor Co.’s headquarters will remain in downtown Detroit.

Our headquarters will always be in Detroit, in the RenCen,” CEO Mary Barra says. The company, which is considering a hybrid work model, takes up one and a half of the towers.

Detroit officials announce $230 million plan to stabilize housing.

The new plan would include a number of programs, including renovating Detroit Land Bank Authority properties and offering assistance with down payments.

Joe Dumars talks about his new role as the NBA’s executive vice president and head of basketball operations.

“Everything from a player to the front office to this now, I walk in and say, ‘Failure is not an option,’” the Pistons legend says in an interview with Andscape.

Elton John performs his final Michigan concert.

“…I want to say thank you for everyone that came tonight dressed up in their flashy glasses, who brought signs, everything,” the artist said during his July 18 show at Comerica Park.

Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac launches coffee company with four Birmingham investors.

Mick Fleetwood Coffee Co. will sell direct-to-consumer coffee and merchandise and offer coffee in select retail stores in metro Detroit in the near future.

First lady Jill Biden visits Schulze Academy in Detroit.

Joined by U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, Biden is touring summer learning programs funded by the American Rescue Plan, a federal COVID relief measure.

A Detroit native talks about his journey from being homeless to working on Nope.

Robert McTyre Jr. worked as a set lighting technician on the new horror comedy film by director Jordan Peele. His goal is to one day create his own films.

City of Detroit breaks ground on $6 million transformation of Roosevelt Park.

Once the redesign is completed next spring, the park — located in front of Michigan Central Stations — will expand to 13 acres, have a new pedestrian gateway, and more.

A pizza restaurant opens in the former Ready Player One space in Greektown.

Pizza Cat prides itself on “keeping pizza weird,” offering pies with endless topping combinations. The menu will include vegetarian, gluten free, keto, and vegan options.

A community-focused pharmacy and general store to open in Corktown this fall.

Dearborn-based pharmacist Ali Khocheiche saw a need for a pharmacy in the Detroit neighborhood. His store, Corktown Apothecary, will open in in September.

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