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Crews Extinguish Minor Fire at Old Shillelagh in Greektown

Plus, Eastern Market changes its policies after complaints of a vendor displaying a confederate flag

Old Shillelagh.
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

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NEWS — Fire fighters extinguished a relatively minor blaze at The Old Shillelagh in Greektown early Tuesday morning. Crews say the fire appears to have started in the grill area of the kitchen and made its way into the basement of the popular Irish Pub. The fire took roughly 15 minutes to put out. It’s still not clear to what extent the kitchen was damaged or how it might impact service. [WXYZ/MLive/Fox 2]

CRIMEWIRE — Police are searching for tips related to a burglary that occurred early Monday morning at Selden Standard in Midtown. According to surveillance video, two suspects entered the restaurant and stole a safe from the office and left in a dark SUV. [Detroit News]

NEWS — The Eastern Market Corporation is revising its policies after it received complaints over the weekend about a vendor who displayed a confederate flag at their stand. “We don’t yet know whether this was a case of willfulness or insensitivity though neither is acceptable behavior,” writes EMC president Dan Carmody. “We do know that all vendors must understand the deep and painful meanings black customers associate with the confederate flag.” Read the full statement below. [Facebook]

Signage at Eastern Market Eastern Market Corporation (EMC), the non-profit manager of Eastern Market, stresses to both...

Posted by Eastern Market Corporation on Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Old Shillelagh

349 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226 (313) 964-0007 Visit Website

Selden Standard

3921 2nd Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 438-5055 Visit Website