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The Satanic Temple reportedly launched Friday a Detroit chapter with plans to peacefully celebrate and practice a religion that’s often misunderstood.

Blackmore, a Metro Detroit native, told the Free Press the temple doesn’t worship Satan, doesn’t perform weird animal sacrifices or rituals, and celebrates free will for all.

Blackmore added that this temple will also offer same-sex wedding ceremonies.

Same-sex marriages currently aren’t legal in Michigan.

“We believe in a metaphorical, literary construct of Satan,” she told the newspaper. “He’s a symbol for rebellion, a symbol of human nature, the thirst for knowledge.”

A press release says that the Metropolitan Building, in Capitol Park, downtown Detroit is getting a “major facelift” on Friday as workers, suspended from the roof, will blast away “years of dirt, grime and graffiti.”

In June, Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority said a group called Metropolitan Development Partners intends to build 61 high-end apartments in the building along with commercial space and retail on the lower floors. The City of Detroit owns the property.

(Source: mlive.com)

8 Degrees Plato Beer Company is opening a second craft beer and specialty food location in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood, specifically 3409 Cass Ave.

Owners Tim Costello and Brigid Beaubien currently run an 8 Degrees Plato location in Ferndale, and say they’re expanding city-side because of their love for Detroit.

A Brooklyn- based barber shop concept is opening this fall at 441 W. Canfield, the large brick space where Shinola and its Willys Detroit both have retail stores.

Fellow Barber currently has five locations in Manhattan,. Brooklyn and San Francisco. Co-owners William Tigertt, originally of Detroit, and Sam Buffa are bringing a team of already-trained barbers in for the Midwest location, according to a release from Midtown Detroit, Inc.

DETROIT, MI - The top four retail concepts vying for $50,000 in prize money from Hatch Detroit have been unveiled.

VOTE HERE: http://hatchdetroit.com/the-contest/vote

They are:

Cockadoodle: A full-service breakfast and lunch spot on the Avenue of Fashion, which spans Livernois Avenue from 7 Mile to 8 Mile on Detroit’s west side.

Gabriel Hall: A live entertainment bar and restaurant celebrating the musical heritage of Detroit and New Orleans.

Sister Pie: A pie- and savory food-making making operation that celebrates Michigan’s four seasons by using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.

Third Wave Music: A musical instrument retailer selling used and new equipment, while also providing lessons and operating a repair facility.

(Source: mlive.com)

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