As the stay home, stay safe statewide mandate continues through at least Thursday, May 28, several local stores are offering shoppers curbside pickup options or the opportunity to “browse” via Facebook or other other social media platforms.
In downtown Birmingham, Lori Karbal, My House of Style, Tender, Woolly & Co. and Found Objects are among the boutiques offering curbside pickup for shoppers who can choose from items either on their website, off social media sites, or by
Pierre Boutros, mayor of the city of Birmingham, a ceremonial position, is seeking a lot combination approval on Frank Street, even though the city commission had stated at a recent meeting it would not approve any more, yet at the commission meeting on Monday, May 11, he requested that a public hearing on it be placed on the June 8 agenda.
The June 8 city commission meeting is one week prior to the annual city commission/planning board workshop, on June 15, when lot combin
Ingrid Tighe, Birmingham Shopping District (BSD) Executive Director, presented ways the district has been working with the downtown businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic to support them, during the Birmingham City Commission meeting on Monday, May 11.
“We have almost 700 businesses in our downtown, of which almost 300 are service and restaurants,” she said. “That is a lot of people, a lot of mom and pops that are impacted.”
She said the BSD has helped the downtown busin
The manager at the Maple and Woodward Kroger store reported to Birmingham police that a shopper who was not wearing a mask was confrontational and aggressive on Monday, April 27.
Witnesses told police that the shopper made antagonizing gestures toward employees and was aggressive toward fellow shoppers.
Birmingham police said they are investigating.
A shoplifter at the Bloomfield Township Trader Joe's was arrested on Wednesday, May 6, after concealing two bottles of maple syrup in his pants.
Bloomfield Township police were called to the store, located at 6536 Telegraph Road, on a retail fraud complaint. The store manager informed officers that a white male, approximately 35 years old, wearing a gray sweatshirt and jeans, had put two bottles of maple syrup down his pants and then left the store without paying for them.
A Bloomfield Township resident living in the 900 block of Timberlake Drive discovered her car had been stolen from her driveway on Friday, May 8.
The resident informed Bloomfield Township police officers that she had parked her car, a 2016 gold Lincoln MKX, in her driveway the previous evening, Thursday, May 7, around 10 p.m. She said that morning, around 8 a.m., her husband was leaving for work and discovered the vehicle was missing.
The vehicle was stolen without the ke
Investment returns are up 200 percent, Bloomfield Township Treasurer Brian Kepes reported at the board of trustees meeting on Monday, April 27, and the township is working to reduce billing costs to residents, while Supervisor Leo Savoie warned that the amount of money the state provides to the township in state revenue sharing would be down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kepes noted that in “context of the financial crisis that has resulted from the COVID-19 virus… Bloo
A three-person U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Tuesday, May 5, threw out stipulations imposed by U.S. District Court Judge Terrence G. Berg which eased hurdles congressional candidates faced in making the ballot deadline of April 21 during Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order, ruling that Berg had overstepped his authority by setting a candidate filing signature threshold and a new extended deadline of May 8.
In their ruling, the majority opinion stated,
In his supervisor's comments at the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, April 27, Supervisor Leo Savoie complimented the team behind him at the township in responding to residents needs and concerns, and emphasized the township, as a municipality, had to follow the governor's executive orders, and not make decisions based on politics.
His comments came after the public comment, portion of the meeting during which former treasurer Dan Devine, who is chal
Those looking to celebrate Mother's Day weekend with Art Birmingham, or to begin the summer season with the classic Village Fair, will have to wait a while, as the events have been postponed until later in the summer due to the coronavirus crisis and closures.
Birmingham officials announced that Art Birmingham, an art fair which typically kicks off the art fair season in Birmingham's Shain Park and its surrounding streets on Mother's Day weekend, will now be held August 22