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Moving Ahead

Two Men and a Truck expands beyond the industry standard.

Pittsburgh-based Sandwich, Wings Restaurant to Open in Taylor, Novi

Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar — a longtime eatery founded in Pittsburgh known for its meat sandwiches topped with coleslaw and French fries — will open its first restaurants in Michigan this summer in Taylor and Novi.

DIA to Debut American Road Trip-themed Photography Exhibit in June

The Detroit Institute of Arts will host a photography exhibition beginning in June that features more than 70 photographs from 19 individuals that highlight and celebrate American road trips.

Local Artist’s New Art Gallery in Ferndale Benefits Nonprofit

Atom Kaiser, a Detroit-based artist, has opened a public art gallery in Ferndale, called Atom Art, featuring a collection of his abstract paintings, and eventually work from other artists.

5Qs: 2016 Red Tie Ball Supports Beaumont’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

DBusiness Daily News interviewed Patrick Rugiero, executive director of Roman Village Restaurant Group and executive chair of Oakwood Foundation’s Center for Exceptional Families. The Oakwood Foundation hosts the 11th annual Red Tie Ball, to be held Saturday evening at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. DBusiness talked with Rugiero about the importance of raising awareness for premature births and at-risk babies, and what programs the event supports.

Lucido Fine Jewelry to Sponsor Tigers’ Kiss Cam

Lucido Fine Jewelry — a family-owned jewelry retailer with storefronts in Birmingham, Rochester, and Sterling Heights — will sponsor the Kiss Cam at Detroit Tigers games at Comerica Park for the 2016 season.

New, Interactive, Hands-on Exhibit Opens at Michigan Science Center

Spark!Lab, a national exhibit developed at the Smithsonian Institution that offers hands-on activities for kids, opens Saturday at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit's Midtown district.

Authors of ‘Nain Rouge’ Plan Short Film Based on the Young Adult Book Series

Joseph Bastian and Carl Winans, founders of Royal Oak-based Folkteller Publishing, are prepping to shoot a short film called Nain Rouge Rising, based on their young adult book series, Nain Rouge, coinciding with the annual Marche Du Nain Rouge parade this Sunday in Detroit.

Women’s Clothing Boutique to Open in Birmingham

Boston-based fashion designer Sara Campbell — who has ties to Michigan — will open her first boutique in the state and 17th nationally in May with a storefront in downtown Birmingham.

ZipCap Creates New Low-Interest Loans Through Investors, Customer Loyalty

Startup companies like restaurants, service providers, and shops need two things: Money and customers. ZipCap has the answer to both. The company has a fresh idea on helping small retailers across metro Detroit with low-interest loans financed by investors and by turning customer loyalty into an asset that can be monetized.