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Detroit daily Round-Up: Detroit Grand Prix possibly returning to Downtown Detroit, Whitmer/GOP disagreement and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Detroit daily roundup. Hump day is upon us once again, just two more days until the weekend!

Today is Wednesday, September 29, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Detroit Grand Prix potentially to race through Downtown Detroit in 2023

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On Tuesday, president of Penske Corporation, Bud Denker, discussed an idea with the Detroit City Council of bringing the Detroit Grand Prix back to the streets of Downtown Detroit for the first time since the 1980s.

The proposed race plan would modify the race track to be a rectangular course around the Renaissance Center covering Jefferson Avenue, down Bates Street, along Atwater Street and back up Rivard Street.

MI Gov. Whitmer to deem some GOP-backed COVID-19 budget solutions unconstitutional

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On Wednesday, Michigan Gov. Whitmer deemed some GOP-supported budget provisions as unconstitutional attempts to restrict COVID-19 public health measures.

Despite her decision, she will allow language limiting potential state and municipal vaccination requirements.

DDOT to cut multiple city bus routes, decrease frequency of other routes

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Beginning on Nov. 15, three Detroit Department of Transportation routes will be cut and others will operate less frequently.

The routes that will soon no longer in service will include Route 11 Clairmount, Route 26 Junction and Route 27 Tireman.

Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac hotel to be sold, renovated

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Currently, Downtown Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac Hotel is under contract to be sold and could potentially go through new renovations.

The 33-story Book Cadillac reopened in 2008 following a 24-year hiatus and renovations that added around 65 new condos to its top floors.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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