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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH —€” Is Greektown losing it's Hellenic flavor? "When I was a kid Greektown was a place where Greeks would come to buy olives and cheese, for the older guys to go to the coffee houses — we had like five coffee houses here — and then also the restaurants," says Tasso Teftsis, owner of Astoria, Red Smoke Barbecue, and Krema. "But as those people started to die off and people moved to the suburbs, then it became more of an entertainment district." [Detroit News]

NEWS — A year after shutting down many of her Just Baked bakeries and selling the brand to Tubby's, founder Pam Turkin is launching a new mail order baking company called Rise Baking. [Crain's]

WINE —” Michigan winery Chateau Chantal's 2013 ice wine was served at Thursday's White House state dinner honoring Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. [MLive]

THE SHUTTER —€” It's the last call for Café Con Leche in Southwest. The location closes today after seven years in the neighborhood, though the shop will continue operating in New Center. [Facebook/EaterWire]

Hey everyone. Sadly, tomorrow is our last day at the Southwest location. We will be have a community get together from...

Posted by Cafe Con Leche on Thursday, March 10, 2016

GALA ANNOUNCEMENTS — Eater is on the hunt for its next Young Guns class. Submit your nominations before the end of the month. [EaterWire]

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