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Fratelli Leather Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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 Opening

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.

Ransom Gillis Mansion Unveiling

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."

Art Show at TMV Group

The marketing company TMV Group in Royal Oak held an art show featuring the works of artists Peter Coe, Sooney Kadouh, and Jeffrey Bowman on Oct. 1. Guests enjoyed drinks and live music.

Murals in the Market

Eastern Market Corp., along with 1xRun and Inner State Gallery, held a festival in Detroit's Eastern Market, inviting 45 artists to paint large-scale murals throughout the district from Sept. 17-25.

Wasserman Projects Opening

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.

First-ever Ramen Battle at Slurping Turtle

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.