Top Stories from the Week (Oct. 31-Nov. 4)

Detroit’s Holiday Markets are back next week. Plus, Lakeside Mall is getting a facelift, Macomb County’s cat café finds a new home, and more metro Detroit headlines.
The interior of Cadillac Lodge. // Photograph courtesy of Decked Out Detroit.

Detroit Holiday Markets to Return for 2022 Holiday Season

Decked Out Detroit has announced that the Downtown Detroit Markets and Cadillac Lodge will return for the holiday season on Nov. 10 with nearly 20 vendors. The Monroe Street Midway will present winter activities alongside the markets starting Nov. 11. 

Lakeside Mall Will Undergo $1 Billion Redevelopment

At their meeting on Nov. 1, Sterling Heights City Council approved a $1 billion redevelopment plan for Lakeside Mall. Under this plan, which is headed by Out of the Box Ventures, the 110-acre site will be repurposed into housing, retail, restaurants and more.

Macomb County’s Kitty Catfé finds a new home

The donation-run coffee and tea house, which originally opened in Mount Clemens earlier this year, debuted at Partridge Creek Mall last month. The cats come from nonprofits Humane Society of Macomb and A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue.

Rebel Nell and Third Man Records create an accessory collection

The Detroit jewelry maker is launching a limited-edition collection made from upcycled vinyl records provided by Third Man Pressing, an arm of Jack White’s Third Man Records.

The Schvitz transformed a former convent into a wellness oasis and Airbnb

The owners of the Detroit bathhouse purchased the convent over the summer and renovated it into a place for massage therapists, estheticians, clairvoyants, and other practitioners to serve private clients.

Taylor Swift to perform in Detroit in 2023

The singer-songwriter will take the stage at Ford Field next June, as part of her first concert tour since 2018. Tickets go on sale Nov. 18.

Detroit brunch spot See You Tomorrow opened on Tuesday

The fast-casual brunch cafe is located inside a former gas station in the city’s New Center neighborhood. Egg scrambles, chicken and waffles, sandwiches, and rotating soups are some of the items on the eatery’s “no-frills menu.”

Michigan hospital system reports 567 percent jump in RSV

The virus causes the most serious illness in babies, the immunocompromised, and elderly people. “It spreads like wildfire through day cares and preschools and elementary schools,” says Dr. Andrea Hadley, a pediatric hospitalist. “People can bring it home to their infants; siblings spread it to one another. Try to minimize contact with infants and keep kids home when they’re ill.”

Detroit’s Dilla Fest is unexpectedly postponed to 2023

Originally slated to take place today at the Russell Industrial Center, the festival honoring the late beatmaker and hip-hop producer J Dilla has been moved to next year. Organizers say an exact date will be announced soon.

Detroit Lions trade tight end T.J. Hockenson to the Minnesota Vikings

During this year’s NFL trade deadline yesterday, the Lions agreed to trade Hockenson as well as their fourth-round pick in 2023 and a conditional fourth-rounder in 2024, in exchange for the Vikings’ second-round pick in 2023 and third-rounder in 2024.

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