Shinola Hotel’s New Operating Partner & More Top News from Hour Detroit

Get caught up on our latest stories including Blake’s Hard Cider Co.’s new partnership, the 2023 Best Dressed, Jon Kung’s engagement, and much more.
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Sage Hospitality Group Becomes Operating Partner of Detroit’s Shinola Hotel

Commercial real estate firm Bedrock has announced that Sage Hospitality Group has become an operating partner of the award-winning Shinola Hotel in Detroit, replacing hospitality group Mac&Lo. The move positions Sage to oversee daily operations and management of the property and adds Shinola to the company’s extensive portfolio of over 120 luxury hotels, restaurants, and other venues across 16 states and the District of Columbia. 

Blake’s Hard Cider Teams Up with Austin Eastciders

Blake’s Hard Cider has announced it will join forces with the Texas-based Austin Eastciders to “rekindle a piece of American history and supercharge the resurgence of the cider category.” These two cideries, along with Avid Cider Company, which was purchased by Blake’s Hard Cider last year, will form the new Blake’s Beverage Company, the largest independent craft hard cider company in the U.S.

The 2023 Best Dressed List

Annually, we gather our resources to determine the metro Detroiters who stand out sartorially. We found that this year’s honorees — in addition to meeting all the criteria — also had another characteristic in common: knowing thyself. This year’s Best Dressed list represents styles from the conservative-with-a-twist to the bold and flashy. Each honoree is confident in wearing clothes that perfectly express who they are — loud and proud or with soft, simple elegance.

Hour Detroit: November 2023 Digital Edition

The November 2023 issue of Hour Detroit is here and includes this year’s Best Dressed list, a story about a Detroit man that was twice wrongly convicted, a review of Ladder 4 Wine Bar, and so much more. Flip through it today!

Jon Kung’s Partner Says ‘Yes’ to Marriage Proposal Hidden in the Detroit Chef’s Debut Cookbook

Detroit chef Jon Kung’s debut cookbook, Kung Food: Chinese American Recipes from a Third-Culture Kitchen, contains a very special surprise in the opening acknowledgements: Kung’s marriage proposal to Jonathon Campbell, their partner of nine years. Check out a video of the moment and find out what their partner said here.

The Way It Was – The Ghoul, 1977

With his slapstick humor, juvenile high jinks, and snarky contempt for the low-grade horror films he aired weekly, TV personality The Ghoul (real name Ron Sweed) was more foolish than ghoulish. Look back at the “more foolish than ghoulish” man behind The Ghoul Show and explore a photo of him circa 1977.

Restaurant Review: Zana

The team behind Besa and Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro brought another stylish hot spot to Birmingham. One of our food writers visited the new eatery for a meal. Here’s what she thought of the atmosphere, service, food, and cocktails.

Born In Detroit Pop Up Debuts at Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Born in Detroit, a Michigan-owned and operated apparel brand, has announced the opening of an exclusive pop-up shopinside of the Detroit Metro Airport. Located inside the brick-and-mortar store Frivolous in the Evans Terminal, this pop-up offers a variety of Born in Detroit items available for purchase at different price points.

7 Local Nonprofits Accepting Clothing Donations

The change of seasons is often the best time to sort through your closet. If you find yourself with gently used items you no longer wish to keep, consider giving them to one of these seven nonprofits accepting clothing donations.

Decked Out Detroit Announces Winter Activities for 2023 Season

Decked Out Detroit has announced its initial line-up of seasonal activities for winter 2023 — and it includes the return of two community favorite destinations: The Monroe Street Midway and 1001 Winter Wonders.


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