• 18
    Jul
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    The Fox Theatre, the Guardian Building, the Fisher Building, Eastern Market; Detroit is home to numerous sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Now added to this list is a home in Grosse Pointe Shores. The owners of this home, nicknamed “the Ferry home,” were underway with renovations when…

  • 11
    Jul
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    Outside of Michigan, “up north” is a vague way to describe things above your location on a map, but within our state’s borders, the phrase comes with a very specific context. We go Up North for summer vacations. The best sand dunes on Lake Michigan are Up North. We buy…

  • 05
    Jul
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    Many communities splurge on a professional fireworks display to light up local skies after dark, while others extend their Independence Day festivities into the daytime as well with parades and festivals. However, there is one group of the population that is often overlooked when it comes to fireworks: US military…

  • 26
    Jun
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    JPMorgan Chase isn’t necessarily a name associated with big personality. It’s a bank that’s been around for over 200 years, and, according to their website, their assets total to around $2.6 trillion. This doesn’t mean they’re don’t have a personality, but businesses that big tend to lack approachability. If you…

  • 20
    Jun
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    For a city to have food trucks, it needs to have walkable destinations. In Austin, TX, food truck parks have sprouted up in the lots beside areas of commerce — near office plazas, farmer’s markets, on bar patios, and anywhere else where people might be walking around hungry. Detroit faces…

  • 14
    Jun
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    A lot of things can affect a Detroit small business. They might be facing seasonal lulls, have a competitor open up down the street, or they may be having difficulty attracting new patrons. On a national scale, things like federal trade agreements and government shutdowns can impact one’s confidence to…

  • 07
    Jun
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    Detroit might have a tourism problem. A simple Google search for “tourists Detroit” comes back with query suggestions like “Is Detroit safe to visit as a tourist?” and “Is Detroit still abandoned?” Within the state, Michiganders seem to know about our city’s growth over the last decade in terms of…

  • 29
    May
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    There are many great Detroit restaurants, from fast-casual spots downtown to the creative cuisine found in Corktown. However, the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood hasn’t had a sit-down restaurant in over 30 years. At least that was the case until Norma G’s opened up this year. They’re also doing more than just serving…

  • 22
    May
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    Fair wages for Honduran farmers, work training for the impoverished, and jobs for the formerly incarcerated: AWAKE Café has set out to do a lot with their coffee and baked goods since opening in Midtown last March. Detroit Sign Factory was fortunate to work with them on their signage, and…

  • 09
    May
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    Sport rivalries are part of makes supporting teams so much fun. For U of M football, it’s Ohio State. For the Detroit Lions, it’s the Green Bay Packers. For Baltimore Ravens fans, their rivals are the Cleveland Browns. Even though football season is still months away, one Browns fans pulled…

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