Michigan restaurants prepare for winter amid COVID-19 pandemic
DETROIT – Autumn is here and that means -- among other things -- winter is coming. The coming colder temperatures could be tough on local restaurants who have relied on outdoor patio seating to survive the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. “That was the right at the beginning of the recession,” said owner Greg Mudge. Just down Porter Street, at Batch Brewing Company, they’re also adapting by transforming their parking lot into an outdoor biergarten. We’re going to put a couple of tube heaters underneath it and then we’re going to particularly enclose it,” Roginson said.
Mayor unveils plans to revitalize long-abandoned row houses in Southwest Detroit
DETROIT Mayor Mike Duggan unveiled a plan Tuesday to revitalized the long-abandoned row houses on Porter Street in Southwest Detroit. The row houses are just around the corner from Western International High School. Lifelong resident Frank Apoloni said the neighborhood used to be exclusive. This is where all the rich people used to live.With an assist from the citys strategic neighborhood fund, the Murray Building is now set to become a 12-unit development. Theres a lot of people who want to live down here, but the places arent ready for them, Apoloni said.