In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Feb. 15-19)

The QLine may restart services by late summer, Gucci and Detroit vs Everybody are reportedly working together, Movement Music Festival is canceled, and Detroit Youth Choir gets an unscripted series on Disney+
QLine
Representatives with the QLine say they’re evaluating when service can resume. // Photo: IStock

The QLine may restart its services by late summer.

The transit line paused its services last March. A QLine representative says startup could be delayed depending on the return of workers, students, and events to Detroit.

Baobab Fare restaurant debuts in Detroit’s New Center.

The East African eatery is offering limited reserved seating and takeout until its official grand opening next month.

A new outdoor concert venue is coming to downtown Detroit this spring. 

The Riverside Station Detroit will be located along the riverfront, complete with a stage and pod-style viewing area allowing up to six people to watch shows from each designated spot.

Gucci
This week, Women’s Wear Daily reported that Gucci and local brand Detroit vs Everybody are working on a collaboration. // Photo: Istock

Gucci is collaborating with Detroit vs Everybody.

The luxury brand is working with Detroit vs Everybody founder Tommey Walker. Photos of the partnership using the slogan “Gucci Vs. Everybody” can be seen on social media.

Detroit Youth Choir is getting an unscripted original series on Disney+.

The six-episode series Choir will follow the story of the group and its artistic director Anthony White.

The Detroit Pistons are weighing trading and buyout options for Blake Griffin.

The six-time NBA All-Star forward will be out of the lineup until a resolution is reached on Griffin’s playing future. The trading deadline is March 25.

The state’s restaurant industry advocates propose a new plan for indoor dining.

The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association’s proposal suggests that there should be no capacity limitations or service restrictions if the COVID positivity rate is less than 3 percent.

Movement Music Festival
Movement Music Festival is canceled this year. Above, Anna Pyramid performs at the 2019 festival. // Photograph courtesy of Movement

Detroit’s Movement festival is canceled this year.

The annual electronic music event pulls the plug for the second year in a row. Organizers announced Wednesday their plans to secure future dates and ticketing options.

The nation’s first Black-owned TV station, founded in Detroit, is now a historic landmark.

WGPR-TV has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The station was founded by Dr. William V. Banks, who aimed to provide much-needed ethnic diversity to local television.

Promenade Artisan Foods opens in the Fisher Building.

The bakery opened Feb. 18 and offers sandwiches, quiches, macarons, and other sweet treats. As a sneak peek of the shop, Promenade held a pop-up on Fat Tuesday in its new location and offering its signature craczki — a croissant take on the paczki.


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