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April 2014 Archives

Michigan boutique hotel to open third location in Port Huron

A boutique hotel known for its environmental responsibility has announced that it will open a third Michigan location. CityFlatsHotel's newest location, in Port Huron, will be in the 90-plus-year-old building that was once home to Sperry's Department Store.

As Lyft comes to Detroit, Uber still faces legal issues with city

Detroit area residents and visitors in need of a lift somewhere and don't want to find or pay for a taxi have had the option of getting an Uber vehicle for over a year now. Uber allows people to request a car, complete with driver, via a smartphone app. Now a similar service, Lyft, is also available in Detroit.

Michigan's Aco Hardware closing 3 stores in conversion to Ace

Early this year, as many of our readers probably know, Aco Hardware announced that it was joining hardware giant Ace Hardware and transitioning its current stores. Now the company, which started in Dearborn back in 1946 as Trasko Brothers Hardware Depot, says that three of its stores as well as a distribution center, will be closed rather than transitioned.

Detroit's Ally raises almost $2.4 billion in stock market debut

Six years after Detroit-based Ally Financial Inc. received a $17.2 million bailout through the Troubled Asset Relief Program, it is now a publicly-traded company. Ally debuted on the New York Stock Exchange this month at $25 per share, raising almost $2.4 billion

New Michigan pizzeria serves patrons on restricted diets

New business ideas come from a variety of inspirations. For the co-owner of the new Renee's Gourmet Pizzeria, the business and its name was inspired by his daughter. The pizzeria, which opened in February, is believed to be the only one in Michigan whose entire menu is both nut-free and gluten-free.

Michigan's Gerber fights removal from food assistance program

Gerber, the popular maker of baby foods founded here in Michigan in 1928, is suing the New York Department of Health. According to the suit, the DOH removed Gerber from its Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program, which it had been part of since 2009, without providing a reason.

Beloved Michigan bookstore closing after nearly 40 years

Independent booksellers have had a tough time in recent years. Between the growth of bookstore chains and the increasingly popularity of e-books, many small stores are struggling and failing to stay in business. That's the case for a Michigan bookstore called Pooh's Corner. The Grand Rapids children's bookstore, named for the place made famous in the Winnie the Pooh stories, is closing after 38 years. The beloved Breton Village mainstay, which its website says is the "largest independent children's bookstore in West Michigan," will close on May 23.

New recall could bring General Motors more business litigation

As if General Motors wasn't facing enough problems due to the recall, lawsuits and government investigations resulting from the faulty ignition switch on some of its compact cars, the Detroit automaker has just expanded the recall. GM announced on March 28 that it is recalling close to one million cars additional cars because some of them may also have defective switches.

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