The Robot Garage, a toy store that sells LEGOs, robots, and other engineering playthings, celebrated the opening of its third Michigan store in Grosse Pointe Park on July 31. The store offers summer camps that give children the chance to build a robot, create a LEGO dinosaur world, and use the computer game Minecraft.
FCA US unveiled its $2.5 million renovations to the Chrysler Technical Center in Auburn Hills at a media event on July 31. Upgrades include a blizzard machine with wind speeds of up to 100 miles per hour and cell temperatures ranging from 40 degrees below zero to 140 degrees. Other renovations include an innovation station, featuring televisions and a 3D printer, along with a more open work environment.
George Blaha held his annual golf outing at the Knollwood Country Club in West Bloomfield Township on June 15 to raise funds for Vista Maria. This year's golf invitational supported Journey to Success, a program that assists at-risk teens from Wayne County. Guests enjoyed 18 holes of golf, a celebrity networking cocktail reception, dinner, and live and silent auctions.
Salt Springs Brewery, a restaurant and brewery housed in a 115-year-old former church in Saline, held a media preview on July 29 before its grand opening Friday. The brewery featured beers such as a Hefeweizen, Saison, porter, and cherry stout. Salt Springs Brewery, located at 117 S. Ann Arbor St., also has a beer garden with live entertainment on weekends.
WDIV's Bernie Smilovitz hosted a golf outing to raise money for the Hunger Free Summer campaign at the Detroit Golf Club on July 27. Guests enjoyed 18 holes of golf, lunch, and dinner provided by Andiamo Restaurant Group. Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan's Hunger Free Summer campaign works to raise 2 million meals for children.