In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Jan. 31-Feb. 4)

Street Beet announces its closure, a wireless EV charging road system is coming to Michigan Central, Eminem and MC5 are nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and Jim Harbaugh plans to stay at U-M
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Rock Band MC5 is nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. // Photograph courtesy of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eminem and MC5 have been nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The artists are among this year’s 17 nominees, with the final class being announced in May. If inducted, they’ll be the 20th and 21st Detroit performers in the hall of fame.

University of Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh isn’t going to the Minnesota Vikings.

The university’s head football coach’s nine-hour interview with the Vikings on Wednesday did not end with an offer. He’s enthusiastic to return to U-M for the next season.

Michigan’s repeal of the “tampon tax” goes into effect.

The state will no longer apply sales tax to menstrual products. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says the move will save families from paying taxes on up to $4,800 over a lifetime.

Detroit vegan eatery Street Beet is permanently closing this month.

The pop-up operating out of Midtown’s Third Street Bar will be open Feb. 9-13 and Feb. 16-20 before closing shop for good.

The Detroit Zoo welcomes a new tiger.

Ameliya is getting settled at the Royal Oak-based zoo’s Devereaux Tiger Forest. She was born in 2011 at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing.

The first U.S. public wireless EV charging road system will be installed at Michigan Central.

The wireless charging infrastructure will be added to the Detroit station in the coming months and will support various vehicle types, including autonomous vehicles. In other Michigan Central news, it was announced today that Google will serve as a founding member of the district.  Ford is also launching a public-private partnership with the state of Michigan and city of Detroit to enhance Michigan Central.

Chef Max Hardy is opening a new restaurant and cigar lounge in North End. 

Hardy, Hour Detroit’s 2021 Restaurateur of the Year, will open Rosemary, a café-style eatery, in April, and an attached cigar lounge, Byrd, between mid-February and early March.

Detroit’s Taqueria El Rey catches on fire.  

The fire damaged much of the interior of the family-owned eatery. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to assist with repairs and support employees.

A $21 million concert venue is planned for Lansing.

The 2,000-seat venue will be called The Ovation and be located in the city’s downtown. A two-story main stage and retail and office spaces are proposed for the space.


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