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The Dime Store has reopened for dine-in and carryout in downtown Detroit

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A beloved Detroit eatery is back in business. The Dime Store reopened for dine-in and carryout in downtown Detroit on Monday.

The restaurant announced on Facebook that the reopening comes after extensive remodeling, including changes both cosmetic and for imporved safety amid the coronavirus pandemic.




“We’ve been busy these last few months making the place shiny & new, including beautiful refinished floors, new cherry countertops and tables, fresh paint, a deep cleaning that would make even mom proud, and one change that you won’t be able to see, but will feel: a new hood fan and ductwork that has vastly improved air quality and ventilation,” the owners wrote on Facebook. “We can’t wait for you to check out the updates and hope they will make

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Lowe’s Builds New Image At Fashion Week

There’s a lot that’s new and digital about New York Fashion Week. In fact everything is new from the virtual runways to the individual shows getting precedence over the more general events. Even the sponsorships are new, including home improvement retailer Lowe’s.

It might seem to be an unnatural pairing. But Lowe’s is trying to upgrade its image as a home décor brand, and it is using this year’s event to tie in with top tier designers. NYFW kicked off Friday, Sept. 11.

It will participate visually as a backdrop. As designers put their virtual shows together, they will pick shoppable goods from Lowe’s as “edits” within the virtual screen. The first group of designers will be Jason Wu, Rebecca Minkoff and Christian Siriano. After that, Lowe’s will join the designers in community projects that make “high-style design accessible to people and communities

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Tesla Model 3s With Heat Pump, Octovalve Improvements Spotted In Europe: Report

When Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) introduced the mass market Model Y, a vehicle with 70% similarity to the already popular Model 3, several design improvements and changes came with the new model.

Two of the main changes were a heat pump for better winter efficiency and an “octovalve” that reduced part complexity and boosted efficiency.

Now it seems these changes are finally being brought to the Model 3.

A report from Tesmanian citing anonymous sources said the revised Model 3 has already arrived in Tilburg, The Netherlands. 

These updated vehicles were produced in Tesla’s Fremont factory. These improvements will boost efficiency of the vehicles while streamlining Tesla’s production lines. The Model 3 is advertised with a max 322 miles of range, which should increase when these changes are official.

Benzinga’s Take: Efficiency is the most important aspect of an EV, and Tesla keeps marching along, making incremental progress on every

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Amy Astley, Architectural Digest Editor-In-Chief, Discusses The Pandemic’s Lasting Impact On The Home, Design, And The Magazine Industry

When publishing giant Condé Nast closed its storied One World Trade Center headquarters on March 11, Amy Astley assumed she’d be back in her 26th-floor office within a matter of weeks. Having served as Architectural Digest’s editor-in-chief since 2016 and the founding editor of Teen Vogue for a decade before that, she had never been away from her post for long, and the prospect of leaving, her return date unknown, felt wholly unnatural. Nonetheless, the health and safety of her team was top priority, so she collected her things, instructed others to do the same, and headed home with a plan to run the magazine’s operations remotely. Six months later, Astley is still at home—albeit her summer cottage on Long Island’s North Fork—but since leaving her office in March, she’s closed five issues, set multiple records for single-day subscriptions and monthly social media engagement, and overseen the

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Photo of kid working from home is “a total mood”

Many adults have had to adapt to the frustrations of working from home during the pandemic — and kids are being asked to do the same. But learning from home can be stressful for young people, and a viral photo posted by one Arizona mom captures what a lot of families are dealing with. 



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The photo, first shared on Twitter August 7 by writer Kara McDowell, shows her 5-year-old son lying across a chair, seemingly exasperated during a session of remote schooling. 

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“My Kindergartner on a 40 minute video call is a total mood,” McDowell wrote in the caption — one that resonated with many.

The photo was relatable to many because no matter how old you are, working from home or learning from home isn’t always

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Jason Wu Created a Runway Show Using All Materials from Lowe’s

Fashion designers—they’re just like us! At least designer Jason Wu and those of us who love a good home DIY, that is. The New York–based designer hosted his latest (socially-distant) runway show this weekend in Manhattan, and he used materials from Lowe’s Home Improvement to set the scene for the event, which was inspired by Wu’s favorite vacation destination: Tulum, Mexico.



a person in a blue shirt: Designer Jason Wu hosted his latest (socially-distant) runway show this weekend in Manhattan, and he used materials from Lowe's to set the scene.


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Designer Jason Wu hosted his latest (socially-distant) runway show this weekend in Manhattan, and he used materials from Lowe’s to set the scene.

“This is one of my most transformative shows to date,” said Wu of the event. “It was such a unique time to be designing and while it was a major adjustment at first, I think I’ve become even more inspired to see the beauty in everything.”



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Perficient and DTE Energy Drive Customer Engagement and Energy Efficiency Programs with Award-Winning Virtual Home Experience

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Perficient, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRFT) (“Perficient”), the leading global digital consultancy transforming the world’s largest enterprises and biggest brands, today announced the successful launch of an interactive, award-winning user experience with DTE Energy (“DTE”), a Detroit-based diversified energy company serving millions of customers in more than 20 states across the U.S.

DTE’s “Save Money & Energy” offerings provide more than a dozen energy waste reduction programs, each designed to enable and incentivize customers to conserve energy. Yet, information about the programs was located in disparate locations on DTE’s website, making it difficult for customers to participate. DTE partnered with Perficient to create an intuitive and engaging customer experience across every touchpoint, driving energy conservation efforts.

Following in depth discovery with key stakeholders, Perficient designed a new “Save Money & Energy” section on the dteenergy.com website that consolidates all

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Walmart completes renovation of Bloomingdale store

BLOOMINGDALE — Walmart said Monday it has completed its remodeled Supercenter in Bloomingdale. The remodel includes several department transformations and the addition of innovations such as a Mamava Lactation Suite — or “pod,” a free-standing space that provides a clean, comfortable and private option to breastfeed or pump.

that will help customers save time. The upgrades will also complement the measures the company has taken in its U.S. stores to help protect associates and customers from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Other improvements are an updated baby department with stroller garage for customers to view products prior to purchase, a revitalized apparel department, including enlarged fitting rooms with better lighting; state-of-the-art electronics department with interactive displays that allow customers to test out electronics; and an expanded self-checkout area with additional registers and larger bagging platforms.

“We are excited for Bloomingdale customers to experience our newly remodeled Supercenter that is going to

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Hotels in the Emirates explore turning kitchens kosher

Sep 14, 2020

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are awaiting a wave of Israeli tourism, and the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Ministry has distributed a letter to hotel and tourism managers to prepare for the arrival of Israelis, among other things, by adding kosher food to their restaurant and room service menus. The letter said that some kitchens must be made kosher and prepared for the requirements of Jewish dietary laws, and that there will be ongoing kashruth supervision as is customary at hotels in Israel.

The reason for this instruction/request is that many Israeli tourists as well as Jews from around the world have made inquires directly to hotels and Emirati tourist agencies. Israel has declared the UAE a country from where citizens returning from a visit do not have to quarantine upon their return to Israel, and the upcoming holiday season — starting with the Jewish New

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Blackstone to Boost Mobile-Home Bet With $550 Million Deal

(Bloomberg) — Blackstone Group Inc. is pouring more cash into mobile-home parks, a corner of the commercial real estate market that is holding up in the pandemic.

The alternative asset manager is in exclusive talks to acquire roughly 40 parks from Summit Communities for about $550 million, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The majority of the properties are located in Florida, said some of the people, who requested anonymity because the transaction isn’t public.

Real estate investment trust Sun Communities Inc. was among the bidders for the Summit portfolio, some of the people said.

Read more: TPG Said to Explore Sale of Mobile-Home Firm Strive Communities

Blackstone is set to make the investment through a vehicle known as Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, or BREIT, and plans to spend money upgrading the properties, including shared facilities such as swimming pools, one of the people said.

“Though our

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