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The luxury boutique Fratelli Leather officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 5 in downtown Birmingham. Guests enjoyed drinks and appetizers while browsing the store's collection of men’s and women’s leather jackets, shoes, handbags, belts, luggage, and fur.
Will Leather Goods, a store that sells leather bags and accessories, opened on Nov. 2 in the former location of the Tomboy grocery store along Second Avenue in Detroit’s Midtown district. The 9,000-square-foot store features leather accessories, an event and art space, and a coffee bar.
HGTV's Rehab Addict Nicole Curtis unveiled the renovated Ransom Gillis mansion, a 139-year-old Venetian Gothic home, in Detroit's Brush Park neighborhood prior to the public opening on Nov. 1. The process of restoring the house will be aired as an eight-part series on HGTV called "Rehab Addict: Detroit."
Wasserman Projects, an interdisciplinary space for art exhibitions and performances, opened Sept. 24 in Detroit's Eastern Market. The gallery, which features exposed brick and beams, is set in a 100-year-old firehouse. The gallery was previously located in Birmingham's Rail District.
Slurping Turtle hosted its first-ever ramen battle in Ann Arbor on July 26. Luciano Del Signore of Bacco in Southfield, Andy Hollyday of Selden Standard in Detroit, Eve Aronoff of Frida Batidos in Ann Arbor, and James Rigato of The Root in White Lake competed for a $2,000 prize donated to a charity of their choice. Hollyday of Selden Standard won the competition and donated his winnings to Cass Community Social Services.