New owners take over Baird hardware store

BAIRD — In buying a historic, small-town hardware store, Jessica and James Gilbert also acquired a time capsule. “We really love downtown Baird. We wanted it to continue to be a hardware store. It’s just really got a lot of history to it,” Jessica Gilbert said.  The Gilberts took ownership […]

Common housing mistakes that owners pay for

Ken Calverley and Chuck Breidenstei  |  Special to The Detroit News The Guys have been associated with the noble industry of construction for all of our adult lives. We have seen many mistakes and made a few of our own. The unfortunate reality of some housing mistakes is a two-fold […]

Porsche’s online 911 GT3 configurator lets you create your dream key fob, floor mats and owner’s manual pouch

Porsche continues to innovate. Porsche I spend a lot of my free time (and a lot of my I’m-at-work-and-should-be-working time) fiddling with the various online configurators that each automaker offers, especially for newly revealed models. Porsche’s configurator is one of the best out there, with detailed 3D models and tons […]

Two major mall owners file for bankruptcy

CBL Properties (CBLPRD) and PREIT (PEI) filed for Chapter 11 on Sunday and both will continue operating while they navigate the restructuring process. The companies have previously warned they were in perilous positions because some of their largest tenants, including JC Penney, Tailored Brands and Ascena Retail Group, have filed […]