• 13
    Feb
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    There are numerous historic buildings in Detroit, but those buildings are not always in use. Some of them have been foreclosed while others are being demolished to make way for newer projects. However, renovating, reopening, or reinventing a building is a way to give new generations the chance to experience…

  • 31
    Jan
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    According to WKYC, it currently costs about $5 million for a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl. This cost is so high mostly because the Super Bowl is one of the most-watched televised events in the US. While the ads that run year after year aim to be outlandish and…

  • 24
    Jan
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    First, Grand Rapids’ Hopcat made its way to Metro Detroit, opening locations in Ann Arbor and Detroit. Now, our side of the state is sending some culinary love over to West Michigan. Buddy’s Pizza, a Metro Detroit tradition known for Detroit-style pizza, is opening a location in Grand Rapids this…

  • 17
    Jan
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    Sir Isaac Newton said, “What goes up must come down.” This adage is especially true when it comes to the buildings of Detroit. During the city’s many growth periods since its founding, buildings have been erected and then torn down by later generations to make room for bigger buildings. However,…

  • 10
    Jan
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    In the digital age, we’re constantly surrounded by ads, often ones promoting the products and services of large companies. However, in Michigan, TV viewers, Pandora subscribers, and social media users will be exposed to an ad for a place instead: Royal Oak. Last November, several websites reported on an advertising…

  • 13
    Dec
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    Murals are always part of a city’s landscape and Detroit is no exception. But sometimes the difference between an artist-made mural and an outdoor advertisement can be hard to distinguish. The whale mural on the side of Broderick Tower has city officials and residents wondering which is more valuable after…

  • 06
    Dec
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    Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or simply view this time as an excuse to gather with the ones you love, it’s hard to deny the magic December holds. In our opinion, there are few things prettier than to see our city covered in snow (not too much, though), so,…

  • 29
    Nov
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    An interesting deal showed up for shoppers this Cyber Monday: heavily discounted airfares. It seems that airlines across the country have started offering amazing rates for trips booked in the spring, and Detroit has joined the excitement. The Free Press even published that travelers could fly from DTW to Paris…

  • 14
    Nov
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    Let’s be honest: There are a lot of options out there when it comes to signs, especially with so many ecommerce options. However, having a relationship with your local sign maker has some distinct advantages. Not only do you get to know your sign partner better over time, but you…

  • 08
    Nov
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    If you’ve ever been to a craft show, you may have felt the electricity in the air as shoppers wander from booth to booth, interacting with small (sometimes extremely small) business owners and checking out their wares. These Detroit entrepreneurs mostly do what they do as a hobby, and as…

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