Morning 4: 14-story hotel proposed next to Little Caesars Arena in Downtown Detroit -- and other news

Here are the top stories for the morning of Sept. 16, 2022

Conceptual rendering of future hotel development. (Olympia Development)

Morning 4 is a quick roundup of stories we think you should know about to start your day. So, let’s get to the news.

Olympia proposes 14-story hotel next to Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena

A new 14-story hotel is bring proposed for development in the growing District Detroit area, right next to Little Caesars Arena.

Ilitch Holdings and Olympia Development have submitted plans to build a 14-story, 290 room hotel, that would include street level retail space right next to the arena on Woodward Avenue.

Learn more here.

This tropical fruit is actually native to Michigan

We’re nearing the end of fruit season in Michigan -- the apples are coming in hot (in some cases, literally hot, as in hot cider), but there’s another fruit that is native to Michigan that is in peak season. But you better hurry up and find it.

Paw paw -- the namesake of Paw Paw, Michigan -- is a fruit native to Southern Michigan and across the southeastern U.S., and it’s in peak season right now. Paw paw trees are the largest edible fruit trees native to North America.

Read more here.

Good Samaritan comes forward after helping wandering 8-year-old boy on Detroit’s east side

The Good Samaritan that helped save an eight-year-old boy who was lost and wandering on Detroit’s east side after being put on the wrong bus at school has come forward.

The little boy’s mother spoke Wednesday night and expressed so much admiration for the man who she believes saved her child from danger.

See the story here.

FedEx to close stores, put off hiring as demand slumps

FedEx said Thursday it is shuttering storefronts and corporate offices while putting off new hires in a belt-tightening drive brought on by drop-off in its global package delivery business.

The company based in Memphis, Tennessee, warned it will likely miss Wall Street’s profit target for its fiscal first quarter that ended Aug. 31. And it said it expects business conditions to further weaken in the current quarter amid weaker global volume.

Read the report here.

Weather: Heating up Friday, then we’re tracking weekend rain chances in Metro Detroit

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

About the Author:

Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.