64-year-old Michigan mall to be demolished, replaced with warehousing
HARPER WOODS, MI – One of the oldest malls in the Detroit area will soon be gone because “the majority” shops online at places like Amazon, a local official said. Eastland Center in Harper Woods will be demolished and replaced with warehouse and industrial space aimed at supporting e-commerce, The Associated Press reports. The mall, which opened in 1957, has been on its last leg for years after losing anchor tenants like Sears, Burlington Coat Factory and Macy’s. “The majority of you all shop at Amazon,” Mayor Valerie Kindle said at a news conference. “That’s one of the reasons that the demise of malls has happened.mlive.com
Faygo’s new Bomb Pop-type Firework flavor is so hard to find, it’s causing a price-gouging war on eBay
DETROIT - If you’ve tried and failed to find a bottle of Faygo’s new Bomb Pop-type Firework flavor, you aren’t alone. We found a lot of listings on eBay in which people are trying to sell the scarce flavor for $10 to $50 per bottle. Faygo Firework is a combination of the fruity and sweet flavors of cherry, lime and blue raspberry. Burch says she’s disappointed to see people trying to take advantage of others by trying sell bottles of the new flavor for big bucks through the secondhand market. She says people should be patient as Faygo is making more of the Firework flavor.mlive.com
Whoop whoop! Faygo says more flavors are coming in 2021
click to enlarge ShutterstockMade-in-Detroit pop brand Faygo is having a moment and this time, it's not due to the Insane Clown Posse.A different rapper, Seattle's Lil Mosey, has gone certified Platinum with his 2019 track "Blueberry Faygo. "Faygo says it's received an uptick in its blue flavors following the success of the track. And in an interview with the, CEO Alan Chittaro says the company plans to debut even more flavors next year. "We have a long list of unique concepts ready to be developed," he told the paper. "In 2017, the 113-year-old company brought back its grapefruit-cherry Arctic Sun flavor, which became a fan favorite during its short stint on store shelves in the 1990s.Below, peep the video for "Blueberry Faygo."metrotimes.com
On this day in 1907: Feigenson brothers introduce first version of Faygo pop in Detroit
DETROIT – Ben and Perry Feigenson introduced the first version of what would become a Detroit staple on Nov. 4, 1907, when the bakers created a beverage based off their frosting flavors. The brothers also started referring to the drinks as pop because of the sound the bottles made when opened. The beverage was sold under the name Feigenson Brothers Bottling Works until 1920, when the company was changed to the Feigenson Brothers Company. The next year, the brothers decided the name was too long to put on glass bottles, and shortened it to Faygo. There are now more than 50 Faygo flavors available.