Birmingham to Become Nation’s First Municipal Food Court

Posted on December 1, 2011, 1:18 PM . Filed in The Scallion. Tagged , . Comments are closed.

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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.

Oak Park Girl Faces Jail Time Over Sidewalk Art

Posted on August 27, 2011, 4:01 PM . Filed in The Scallion. Tagged , . Comments are closed.

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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.”

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