The NFL Draft Footprint & Other Top Stories

Take a look at what we know about the draft, learn more about the new Lincoln Yard in Birmingham, and explore other top stories this week.
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Details Emerge on the NFL Draft in Downtown Detroit

The largest Detroit event since the city hosted Superbowl XL in 2006 will take place when the highly anticipated NFL Draft is held downtown April 25-27. With free admission, more than 300,000 visitors are expected to attend the draft and related events. Here’s what we know about the event so far.

Detroit Restaurateur and Community Advocate Max Hardy Dies at Age 40

Maxcel (Max) Hardy, a Detroit chef who worked to combat hunger, died unexpectedly on Monday night at age 40. His cause of death is currently unknown. Hardy, a native Detroiter and owner of COOP Caribbean Fusion at Detroit Shipping Company, the pizza and burger restaurant Jed’s Detroit on Seven Mile Road, and the now-shuttered River Bistro, was a beloved chef and earned several titles for culinary excellence over the years.

How Gus’ Snug Brings Northern Ireland to Downtown Clawson

Clawson’s new Irish pub takes its inspiration from the snugs of Northern Ireland. Find out what Gus’ Snug offers. Plus, learn how the “snug” came to be and get a history lesson about the unique piece of Irish culture

Women’s History Month Celebrations in Metro Detroit

Metro Detroit is remembering the contributions of the past women who began our journey and honoring those who continue paving the way forward with art exhibits, tours, trivia, and much more this March. Experience the feminine forces driving Detroit to a greater future and celebrate Women’s History Month at these local events.

Union Joint’s Lincoln Yard Debuts in Birmingham’s Rail District

Lincoln Yard — and its takeout concept Little Yard — opened in Birmingham’s Rail District on Monday, March 4. The menu features what the owners call “cleaner, greener comfort food,” and includes rotisserie with “far-reaching sauces,” as well as wood-fired pizza. And don’t worry — there’s plenty of vegetarian options.

13 Metro Detroit Irish Pubs to Visit on St. Patrick’s Day and Beyond

It’s that time of year again, when all of the U.S. dons green and tries out atrocious Irish accents. Fortunately, metro Detroit has plenty of spots for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day for every taste, from the die-hard green beer chuggers to the teetotalling toe-tappers just looking for some good fiddle music. Here are some of our favorites:

Indoor Waterparks in Michigan to Chase Away the Winter Blues

Michigan is home to waterparks that are filled with fun for the entire family to enjoy, and thanks to a number of indoor waterparks in metro Detroit and beyond, a waterpark can be a weekend vacation destination any time of year. Check out these five options for your next staycation.

Owner of Bon Bon Bon Seeks Two “Pairs” Who Helped Her in 2009 Auto Accident

Alexandra Clark, founder of Bon Bon Bon, the Detroit-based chocolate company, is trying to track down four people who helped assist her when she was injured in a car accident nearly 15 years ago so that she can send them a thank you.


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