In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (May 2-6)

Metro Detroit is getting another Kura Sushi location, Astro Coffee and Ochre Bakery close this month, a Savage X Fenty store is opening in Detroit, and there’s a new trail on Belle Isle
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Kura Sushi is opening its second Michigan location in Novi. // Photograph courtesy of Kura Sushi

Kura Sushi is opening a second Michigan location this summer.

The Japanese restaurant chain, known for its two-layered conveyor belt system, will open in Novi. Kura Sushi opened its first location in the state last year in Troy.

A Viking cruise ship embarks on its first Great Lakes voyage.

The Octantis stopped in Detroit on May 3 for its first port of call in Michigan. “I never thought the day would come when we’d see a luxury ship like this here,” one onlooker said.

Rihanna is bringing her lingerie brand Savage X Fenty to Detroit.

The city is one of six locations across the country slated to get a brick-and-mortar store. The store could be headed into a space owned by Bedrock Detroit.

A new metro Detroit hockey team is finally ready to launch.

After delays due to the pandemic, the Motor City Rockers will start their first season this fall. They’ll play at the Big Boy Arena in Fraser.

A $20 million home repair fund launches to help low-income Detroit homeowners.

The Gilbert Family Foundation, ProMedica, and DTE Energy along with Mayor Mike Duggan unveiled the Detroit Home Repair Fund. The program aims to serve over 1,000 homeowners.

Astro Coffee and the award-winning Ochre Bakery are closing this month.

The last day of business for the shops will be on May 15. Ochre Bakery made Bon Appétit’s Hot 10 New Restaurants list in 2019 and our Best New Restaurants list in 2020.

Artist behind Detroit whale mural asks court to remove ad on top of his work.

Robert Wyland, who painted the Broderick Tower mural in 1997, has filed a brief with the Michigan Supreme Court. His mural is now covered by a piece for Rocket Mortgage.

A recently opened trail on Belle Isle is part of the country’s longest state trail.

The first phase of the Ralph Wilson Gateway and Trail opened last week. When complete, it will serve as the first six miles of the more than 2,000-mile Iron Belle Trail.

Advisories remain in effect for eating fish found in southeast Michigan bodies of water.

The MDHHS released its 2022 regional Eat Safe Fish guides, which provide guidelines for eating locally caught fish to reduce exposure to chemicals.

Kelly Clarkston recognizes Detroit native Angela Reyes on her show.

Reyes, founder of nonprofit Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, was recently invited to appear on The Kelly Clarkston Show’s “Rad Humans” segment.

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