The Return of Caribou Coffee & More Local News

Explore the latest metro Detroit news including details on JJ Johnson’s retirement, an update on the murder of Samantha Woll, and more.
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Photograph courtesy of Caribou Coffee

Caribou Coffee is Coming Back to Metro Detroit

Remember Caribou Coffee, the national coffee chain that quietly disappeared without explanation from metro Detroit around 2013? This Monday, it’s making a return in Ferndale, and at the grand opening, beginning at 10 a.m., the first 100 customers will receive a free Caribou coffee mug, along with the chance to win free coffee for a year.

A Q&A With Jim “JJ” Johnson on Retiring from Detroit Radio After Half a Century

On Dec. 1, Jim “JJ” Johnson, a popular host and DJ on Detroit FM radio for over half a century, retired and signed off for the last time on WOMC 104.3’s JJ and JoAnne Morning Show following a “Final Countdown” week of emotional farewells. After his final show, Hour Detroit caught up with JJ to ask him a few questions about his career and retirement.

Lake Orion’s Palazzo di Bocce Offer Bocce Fun and Italian Eats

Located just off Lapeer Road in Lake Orion, Palazzo di Bocce is an upscale Italian restaurant that offers 10 indoor bocce ball courts alongside its classic Italian dining menu. Detroit native Tony Battaglia founded and built the restaurant himself in 2004. Find out what inspired him and what his business has to offer.

Detroit Man Charged in Stabbing of Local Jewish Leader

An arrest has been made in the Oct. 21 slaying of Samantha Woll, a prominent Jewish community leader who was found fatally stabbed outside of her home in October. Michael Jackson-Bolanos, 28, of Detroit, was charged with felony murder during a first-degree home invasion. According to the Detroit Free Press, it is believed Bolanos acted alone and did not know Woll.

Downtown Detroit Markets to Return for 2023 Holiday Season

Bedrock’s Decked Out Detroit initiative is bringing back festive events and experiences to downtown Detroit. The Downtown Detroit Markets and Cadillac Lodge return to Cadillac Square on Nov. 9, and other activities and promotions will also be presented in the coming months.

5 Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks to Visit in Metro Detroit

Cold temps don’t have to get you down when there’s still plenty to do in Southeast Michigan. Get out your winter gear and head to one of these metro Detroit outdoor ice skating rinks.

The Way It Was — Hudson’s Northland in Southfield, 1956

Take a trip down memory lane and reminisce on Christmastime at the Hudson’s location at the Northland Center in Southfield by taking a closer look at a 1956 photo of a decorated tree, courtesy of the Detroit Historical Society.

Downtown Detroit Partnership Rolls Out Information Kiosks Across Detroit

The Downtown Detroit Partnership has teamed up with IKE Smart City and the City of Detroit to launch a number of digital information kiosks across the city that offer a wide variety of information including transit and public safety messages, a business directory, job postings, and a list of free wi-fi hotspots.

Five Years of Legal Weed in Michigan

Five years ago, on Dec. 6, 2018, after a decisive victory at the polls the month before, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act took effect, legalizing recreational cannabis in the state. Take a look at how things in the state’s cannabis industry have changed since then and how it’s faring today.


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