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Lockhart’s BBQ Doubles Capacity in Royal Oak, Plans Second Location

Lockhart’s BBQ is growing. The seating capacity in its downtown Royal Oak location has nearly doubled and the owners plan to open a second location in Lake Orion next summer.

Indian Village Seeks to Raise $180,000 to Preserve Original Streetlights

Indian Village, one of Detroit’s oldest residential neighborhoods, has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $180,000 to restore the historic lighting infrastructure that spans its seven blocks between Jefferson and Mack.

Royal Oak Firm Releases Nain Rouge Graphic Novel, Film in the Works

Royal Oak-based Folkteller Publishing is bringing the Nain Rouge to life with this week’s release of a graphic novel that fleshes out the story of the mythical creature that cursed the city of Detroit in the early 18th century.

Toyology Store Opens in Royal Oak, Plans for Metro Detroit Expansion

Toyology Toys, devoted to promoting creative and educational toys to all age groups, has opened its third storefront in metro Detroit with a location in Royal Oak, at the southeast corner of 11 Mile and Main Street.

TECH248 Aims to Support Oakland’s 2,000 IT/Tech Firms

Oakland County next month will launch a new economic development initiative to support and help grow the nearly 2,000 IT/tech firms based within the county.

Five Qs: Brian Davis of Bamboo Detroit

Brian Davis, co-founder of Bamboo Detroit, a co-working space in a historic building along Brush Street near the Music Hall, spoke with DBusiness Daily News about technology trends, startups, outreach efforts, modular homes, and spacesuits.

Five Qs: Daniel Minkus on When to Sell a Business

Daniel Minkus, managing partner at Clark Hill’s Birmingham office, spoke with DBusiness Daily News about trends, observations, and advice relating to mergers and acquisitions and other business-related transactions.