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New bus routes, barber shops: September development news round-up


Reflex eases bus transit

Metro Detroit bus riders commuting between Detroit and its suburbs had their lives made a little bit easier this month as they will no longer have to transfer buses at the city/suburb border along both the Woodward Avenue and Gratiot Avenue bus routes. The new service is called Reflex and it's the result of a partnership between Detroit Department of Transportation, Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation, and Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan.

[Michigan Chronicle]

Mediterranean street food biz expands

The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group is prepping for a sizable expansion, adding four more restaurants to its portfolio. The group is planning on building three more 2941 Street Food locations. The fast-casual Mediterranean eateries will open in Detroit, Birmingham, and Auburn Hills with the first two locations opening within the next two months. The group is also planning on a new Joe Muer Seafood location in the Kingsley Inn in Bloomfield Hills.

[dBusiness]

Mystery gift cards...sign me up!

At Home, a furniture and home decor store, has opened in Bloomfield Hills. On Oct. 1, At Home will hand out mystery gift cards to shoppers. It's the sixth Michigan location for the Texas-based company.

[The Oakland Press]

Detroit Grooming Company grows

Detroit Grooming Company, the Ferndale-based personal care product line, opened their first barbershop on Woodward Avenue in Ferndale this past spring. The company recently expanded operations into the second level of its Ferndale storefront and is also opening a second barbershop in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood.

[Model D]

Walk to end Alzheimers

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter, headquartered in Southfield, is hosting their annual Walk to End Alzheimer's at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit this Saturday, Oct. 1. Registration for the two-mile walk begins at 11 a.m. A 12:30 start-time follows the opening ceremony at noon.

[Alzheimer's Association]

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