Unique family market in Mexicantown doubles as restaurant
Depending on which door you enter La Jalisciense in Southwest Detroit, you may find a restaurant, or a grocery market! “My dad came home one day and said, ‘Oh I bought a grocery store here in the US’, cause he had said he was going to retire from that, from like business,” Lesli Vargas, Operations Manager for La Jalisciense told “Live in the D’s,” April Morton.
Clinton Township-based Goblin Sushi Bar is moving into Mexicantown's shuttered Peso Bar
click to enlarge Google Maps/Street ViewThe now-shuttered Peso Bar on Bagley Avenue in Detroit's Mexicantown. There's some good news for Detroit sushi lovers and bad news for margarita drinkers: A Macomb County sushi spot is moving into the recently shuttered Peso Bar space in Detroit's Mexicantown,reports. The space at 2547 Bagley St. was previously home to Fist of Curry and Huron Room.The next incarnation of the Mexicantown space will soon welcome Clinton Township-based sushi spot Goblin Sushi Bar. Per Goblin's Instagram, Goblin Detroit appears to be just “around the corner,” with construction and renovation underway as of last month. spot pivoted to take-out and delivery-only mid-pandemic and currently offers a selection of traditional rolls, as well as specialty rolls, sushi bowls, platters, nigiri, and sweets, like matcha cheesecake.metrotimes.com
Detroit police, FBI provide update on July Fourth shooting that killed 2, injured 3
DETROIT Detroit Police Assistant Chief Levally and members of the FBI held a news briefing on Thursday to provide an update on a quintuple shooting of a family that occurred on the Fourth of July. Three unknown vehicles allegedly drove past the familys vehicle while in the 8300 block of Homer Street in Detroit. We believe the darker color SUV is the one that fired shots into the vehicle.Police initially reported that only a 39-year-old woman was killed in the shooting. Officials say officers were targeted in a drive-by shooting in the area of Telegraph and McNichols roads. Read more here: Detroit police officers targeted in drive-by shooting: They wanted to shoot at policeRelated: Ongoing dispute led to quadruple Pontiac shooting that killed 3 men, police say
Detroit police investigate quintuple shooting that killed 1, injured 4
DETROIT Police are investigating after five people were shot early Saturday morning. Police lights blocked off an intersection in the 8300 block of Homer Street in Detroit to investigate the shooting. Maybe a 2014 GMC Arcadia, a Burgundy Chevrolet Malibu and a darker color SUV, drove past. We believe the darker color SUV is the one that fired shots into the vehicle.Police are looking for security cameras and speaking for witnesses. Anyone with information about the incident or the three vehicles is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2260.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- June 2, 2020
It was another powerful night of protests against police brutality in the name of George Floyd in Detroit. On Monday, the group of 300-400 marched through Corktown, Mexicantown and then returned to Downtown Detroit. The event ended peacefully by the time Detroits 8 p.m. curfew went into effect. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 57,532 as of Monday, including 5,516 deaths, state officials report. Sundays total was 57,397 confirmed cases and 5,491 deaths.
Detroits Honeybee Market to close for 6 days, give workers paid vacation during COVID-19 pandemic
DETROIT Anybody in the grocery business will likely tell you the last two months have been a lot. It has been pretty insane, said Lindsay Lawitzke, manager of the Honeybee Market in Southwest Detroit. had every single body working, including their daughter Alexis, who was home from college because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Weve had our full-time employees step up and our part-time employees who are now working 40, 50, 60 hours a week, Alexis Koehler said. As a thank you, owners Tammy and Ken Koehler have decided to shut down the market from May 25-31 and give everybody a paid vacation.
In Mexicantown, Detroits first-ever shared street is done
Construction is complete on Detroits first-ever shared street. Covering two blocks of Bagley Street in Mexicantown, work finished in late 2019. Between the I-75 Service Drive and 24th Street, theres now an unmarked two-lane road of cement blocks, brick pavers on either side for parked cars, and street-level sidewalks made of another color of pavers. Pedestrian injuries at Londons Kensington High Street fell by nearly 60 percent. In Detroit, the street can also be easily blocked off from traffic to create a car-free area ideal for festivals.detroit.curbed.com
3 buildings destroyed in 2-alarm fire in Detroit's Mexicantown neighborhood
DETROIT - Firefighters rushed to rescue people during a building fire Friday morning along Junction Avenue near Vernor Highway in Southwest Detroit. Original story: Buildings burn near Junction, Vernor in SW DetroitThree buildings in the Mexicantown neighborhood of Detroit were destroyed, but authorities said it could have been significantly worse. Detroit fire crews worked as fast as they could to contain and put out the fire. The fire caused walls to collapse, destroying the historic buildings, including a restaurant that was being renovated. Fire crews busted through a second-floor window to rescue two people who lived above the restaurant.