City hopes to add condiment stations soon.
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — Retail stores in tony downtown Birmingham continue their exodus for affordable square footage, furthering the goal of city leaders to change the once fashionable shopping district into the nation’s first municipal food court.
In October, shoppers said goodbye to kitschy accessories store Claire’s, and the now vacant storefront leaves but a few scattered retailers left on the once-thriving Maple Road promenade.
After the failed bid by local officials to eradicate a family’s front yard veggie garden, the city of Oak Park, Mich., has cited a 7-year-old girl with defacing public property for using chalk on the sidewalk in front of her house.
“I’m just sad in my heart,” the girl, a second grade student at Avery Elementary said. “I’ve been drawing real nice ponies for a long time and everybody tells me how pretty I color.”
LANSING — Ceding to the clamor of prepubescent bloodlust, the Michigan House of Representatives recently passed legislation allowing children under the age of 6 to carry a concealed weapon — provided they promise not to shoot unless their life — or milk money — is threatened.
Grocer secretly believes “the impoverished” make the best customers.
News spread quickly — courtesy of media outlets and city leaders alike — that luxury grocery chain Whole Foods Market was contemplating the possibility taking up retail space in Detroit’s Midtown area.
Many observers on Capitol Hill are bracing for what could be an ongoing inquiry, only rivaled in effectiveness to that of former Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) in the 1950s.