In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Jan. 10-14)

Pine Knob Music Theatre is back, Detroit’s Under Armour store is closing, and updates on the Michigan Central Station
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Pine Knob
DTE Energy Music Theatre is now Pine Knob Music Theatre. // Image courtesy of 313 Presents

DTE Energy Music Theatre reverts to its original name.

The Clarkston amphitheater is once again the Pine Knob Music Theatre. A logo resembling the original one — including the vintage, 1970s-style font — was also unveiled.

Check out the progress inside the historic Michigan Central Station.

The renovated building, owned by Ford Motor Co., will feature a restaurant, hotel, retail space, and more. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2022 or start of 2023.

Michigan employers won’t need to require COVID vaccinations or weekly tests.

The federal mandate, which was intended for any business with 100 or more employees, was blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court. It would have affected around 2.6 million Michiganders. 

The downtown Detroit Under Armour shop is permanently closing.

The Under Armour Brand House will close on Jan. 15. A spokesperson with the company says the Detroit outpost no longer aligns with the company’s long-term plans.

Opera singer and Detroit native Martha Ewing dies at 71.

Ewing, mother of actor-director Rebecca Hall, passed Sunday at her Detroit home. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in ’76 and became known for her intense performances.

The 2022 State of the State address will go virtual for second year.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver the address on Jan. 26. It is her third since taking office.

General Motors Co. reveals luxury concepts for self-driving car and mobile hotel.

Last week, GM CEO Mary Barra announced InnerSpace, a two-seat electric autonomous vehicle, and OpenSpace, a transportable luxury hotel room.

A new music-based lifestyle company backed by Dan Gilbert launches in Detroit.

WRKSHP is founded by Gilbert and multi-platinum producer Che Pope. The company will offer multimedia, data, creative, product, and experience services.

Woodward Avenue to be redesigned for safer cycling and walking.

Protected bike lanes will be created on a 2-mile stretch between Eight Mile Road and I-696. Initial work for the project is scheduled to begin in late August, after the Dream Cruise.

Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co. closes Midtown Detroit location indefinitely.

The business closed indefinitely Sunday due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Employees had been in a back-and-forth battle with company owners about its protocols for the virus.


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