The Receptor is the first through-the-wall delivery bin. It is advertised as a safe, secure, and weatherproof space where delivery drivers drop your packages, food orders, and up to eight bags of groceries. It's accessed by a keypad code and is controlled through your smartphone.
“There’s other neighborhoods where it is literally just a gas station or a liquor store," said Raquel Castañeda-Lopez. "The food products they have there, are so incredibly limited. And can you imagine coming home from work, wanting to pick up a quick bite, there’s literally nothing.”
This holiday slice of Downtown Detroit is lined with local vendors eager to make a sale - and a connection.
While battling fires for 27 years as a lieutenant with the Ypsilanti Fire Department, Michael Wells was cultivating skills that would eventually make him the first African-American owner of a vineyard in southeast Michigan. A path he started out on, as a little boy.
U.S. regulators say Americans who work at companies with 100 or more employees will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or get tested weekly.
Estellas is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 6, Chantele Jones is selling her confectionary concoctions free of animal products - a cause close to her heart.
"I stopped using all those delivering companies, I don’t do business with (any) of them," said Luigi Cutrato, the proprietor. "Sometimes the food (was) sitting for 30 to 45 minutes."
"My sister is a disabled veteran and she was always really good with sewing," she said. "That’s what inspired us to start our business and I am a retired teacher, I taught for nearly a decade. So I wanted to create something that was educational and has purpose behind it."
The new location, which opened its doors to its first customers at 7 a.m. Wednesday, will sell a mix of delivered food and locally-grown options from nearby vendors.
"We have much to be thankful for, " said U-D Mercy President Dr. Antoine Garibaldi "Broad new sidewalks and pavements, bus stop bump-outs, parking, and bicycle lanes, innovative double street lights, bright and shiny new storefronts are ready to welcome new businesses."
"Understaffed is an understatement you’ll catch me cooking, doing line-work, anything to keep doors open," said Jared Kopiczko, general manager, Red Olive in Ferndale.
Proof of a shot - or no shots. A bar in Detroit is taking a unique approach to try and keep everyone safe.
Pub Chef Teresa shows us how to make a Lemon tart. Bring your ticket stub of "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain" from the Birmingham 8 Theater to have a free dessert at the Pub. 555 South Old Woodward Ave. Birmingham.
A total of seven events held around the county titled Local Business Connect will hold community events with featured speakers and members of Oakland's economic development team.
"It's a tough industry, it's a man's industry, but I think women are evolving and showing the world that they are just more than what they were in the past," McIntosh said. "And I think it's important we show that."
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Darnetta Anderson was already making a major life change. Then she took her life on the road - literally.
Detroit sought to give legacy residents a head start in applying for recreational pot licenses before it allowed for the sale of weed in the city.
Restaurant owners say they risk being closed if they can not find staff to work as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
The massive pledge will focus on affordable housing, small business loans, and increased capital for low-income communities in Michigan and 10 other states.
"It's beautiful to see Detroit is coming back to life again, coming back from last year," said Kyra Spries. "I know it will be booming now that the Tigers are opening back up. You know everyone's coming back out again so it's awesome."