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One of Michigan’s most popular microbreweries is coming to televisions all across the country.

The History Channel will air "Dark Horse Nation," a reality show that will detail the day-to-day lives of the operators of Dark Horse Brewing Co. in Marshall.

The series debut is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, on the History Channel 

BarFly Ventures had said in announcing a Detroit location for its popular HopCat craft beer bar that it was eyeing expansion beyond the Motor City.

Meantime, the Midtown Detroit location continues to be under construction and is set to open in the fall. Chris Knape, a spokesman for Barfly, said an exact opening date should be announced in the coming weeks. He said the company hopes to have the 11,000-square-foot location – the largest of its kind for a HopCat bar so far – open by Thanksgiving.

The company will begin hiring up to 150 staff members for the bar and restaurant in September.

DuCharme Place, a residential development planned for Lafayette Park, looks ready to leap from rendering to reality after a decade on the back burner. Featuring four contemporary residential buildings, DuCharme is slated for the site once home to Rochdale Court Apartments, a senior living center demolished in 2002. Featuring four contemporary residential buildings, DuCharme Place promises 185 new apartments right next to downtown.

Radio station WDET (101.9 FM) encourages visitors of the more than 270 city parks to file reports of their conditions online or text the word “Parks” to (313) 334-4132 and share your observations.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, know six months into his job, pledges to have city employees maintain 250 parks this summer.

The rest of the parks, and the more than 100,000 empty lots inside Detroit’s 143 square miles, will likely need maintenance help from outside sources.

Idyll Farms hoped to start a goat farm in Detroit but officials rejected the idea, calling it an illegal violation of zoning laws.

Eighteen goats from the company’s herd in Northport arrived in Detroit June 6. They were removed the following day at the demand of city officials. Farms were hoping to enhance the blighted block in the Brightmoor neighborhood, aiming to preen land to be ready for planting next spring

About Idyll Farms: Idyll Farms is a goat farm and creamery producing farmstead French style goat cheese in beautiful Northport, Michigan. From the fresh lake breezes to the natural flora of the goats’ organic pastures, our cheese draws from the Leelanau terroir.

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