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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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