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Fuel'd, A Stir Fry Restaurant, To Open In Old Blaze Pizza Location

East Lansing-based Fuel'd expands to Ann Arbor, Police Chief candidates, Mochinut opens in Ann Arbor, and Great Lake goldfish


Morning, Ann Arbor! The city’s weekly curbside compost service will end next week. Better haul those leaf bags to the curb before they haunt you all winter long.


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🥢 New Stir Fry Spot: Fuel’d, an East Lansing-based stir fry and salad restaurant, is expanding to 980 W Eisenhower Parkway, the old Blaze Pizza location. The restaurant is targeting a March open date. The building has sat empty since Blaze Pizza closed in April of 2022.

🚔 Police Chief Candidates: The city of Ann Arbor has narrowed down its search for a new Chief of Police to four candidates:

  • Andre Anderson: Former Assistant Police Chief for the Tempe, Arizona Police Department.

  • Eric Hawkins: Current Chief of Police for the Albany, New York Police Department.

  • Kyra Joy Hope: Current Second Deputy Chief of Office and Field Support for the Detroit Police Department.

  • Carmelin Rivera: Current Lieutenant of Internal Affairs for the San Diego Police Department.

The city hopes to make a hire by the end of the year.

🍩 Mochinut in Michigan: Last month, Mochinut, a chain known for mochi donuts, boba, and Korean-styled hotdogs, opened its first location in the state at 1771 Plymouth Road. Founded in Southern California in 2020 by CEO Jaewook Ha, the chain has expanded rapidly, with over 150 locations across the U.S., South Korea, and Thailand.

🏈 Michigan Football Tracker: Playoff-bound.

  • Current Record: 13-0

  • Current Rank: #1 in the country

  • Last Saturday: Michigan beat #16 Iowa 26-0 to win their third straight Big Ten Championship.

  • Next Game: #1 Michigan will play #4 Alabama (12-1) in the Rose Bowl on Monday, January 1 in the college football semifinals. The Wolverines are 2-point favorites.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada

🐟 Great Lake Goldfish: Feral goldfish, often released from home aquariums, are becoming an ecological menace in the Great Lakes. The invasive fish are out-competing native species, growing to large sizes, and rapidly reproducing. Biologists are asking the public to not release household goldfish into the wild.

🔋 DTE Rate Hike: The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved a 6.4% rate increase for DTE Energy. The price increase, part of a larger $368 million rate hike, is aimed at funding improvements to DTE's grid and accelerating its transition to clean energy (to meet the state’s goal of running on 100% clean energy by 2040). The increased price rate will go into effect on December 15.

🗳️ Candidate Pete Buttigieg: Rumors have swirled that current U.S. Transportation Secretary (and former Presidential candidate) Pete Buttigieg may be eyeing Michigan’s Senate seat in 2024 or the governor’s office in 2026. Buttigieg, a Michigander since last year, avoided directly answering the rumors in an interview last week.

🚗 Wireless Charging Road: Detroit has opened the first wireless electric vehicle charging road in the country. The quarter-mile stretch of road on 14th Street in Corktown features below-surface inductive-charging coils that can charge electric vehicles while in motion or stationary. The cutting-edge technology is seen as a major step forward for the automotive industry and Michigan as a whole.


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4 Bed | 3 Bath | 4,232 Sqft | $719,000

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Humane Society of Huron Valley

Mr Puzzles | 10 months | Terrier/Pit Bull

Humane Society of Huron Valley

Boomer | 12 years | Domestic Shorthair
That's all for now! Have a great week in Tree Town!
- Andrew

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P. P. P. S. - A cow was loose on US-131 in downtown Grand Rapids. Udder chaos.