Dick O'Dow's, 160 W. Maple Road in downtown Birmingham, received approval from the Birmingham City Commission at their meeting Monday, April 6, to relocate its outdoor dining area to the rear of the building during the 2020 outdoor dining season due to the Maple Road reconstruction project.
City planning director Jana Ecker explained to commissioners, who were meeting through a virtual meeting set-up, that owner Mitch Black requested five tables out the rear of his establi
Two Birmingham establishments with outstanding issues that had held up renewals of their liquor licenses, Townhouse and Rojo/Sidecar, cleared up delinquent violations and Birmingham City Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to renew their licenses at their meeting on Monday, April 6.
City clerk designee Alexandra Bingham informed commissioners at their meeting, which was held virtually, that Townhouse Kitchen & Bar and Rojo Mexican Bistro/Sidecar Slider Bar, had
The Maple Road reconstruction project is scheduled to begin this spring, according to Birmingham city officials, although the exact timeline may be adjusted due to the COVID-19 situation.
The reconstrution is a joint project between the city of Birmingham and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), with MDOT doing the scheduling. Despite the coronavirus crisis, it is considered a critical infrastructure project, and will go forward and continue into early fall, depend
In response to the coronavirus crisis, the city of Birmingham has temporarily suspended monthly parking permit fees, effective April 1.
The directive was given by the city commission on Monday, March 23, allowing city manager Joe Valentine to issue an executive order to suspend monthly parking permit payments, effective April 1, until the caronavirus crisis is over. Monthly permit holders will retain their monthly passes during the payment suspension period.
Baldwin Public Library Idea Lab in Birmingham is 3-D printing protective face shields to donate to local hospitals in order to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts.
Protective face shields are an important part of the protective equipment worn by medical professionals on the front line of the pandemic, and act as the first line of defense by preventing viral particles from reaching the face.
According to Rebekah Craft, assistant director of Baldwin Library, the head bracke
In an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard's office prepared two lists of low level offenders to submit to judges to request early release, with 60 of the 167 inmates listed released so far.
Bouchard, on Thursday, April 2, stated that two inmates have tested positive for coronavirus, with several others quarantined because of proximity. He said there are several tests for the virus currently outstanding, and status is changing hour