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Detroit Bankruptcy: A Fire or Rebirth?

Paul Ruth | Posted 09.21.2013 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

Whether you see the bankruptcy filing as a positive or not, the real solution is people. Getting people to trust Detroit again, or maybe for the first time, has been hard for a long while and the latest chapter nine doesn't help, at least not in the short term.

SEMCOG Votes To Widen Freeways After Controversial Meeting

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 06.20.2013 | Detroit

A proposed freeway widening that would cut through Detroit's most up-and-coming neighborhood had residents and transit activists howling for alternati...

MAP: Plans For New Hockey Arena Revealed

Posted 06.19.2013 | Detroit

Looks like the Detroit Red Wings are really going to leave their riverfront digs for a new downtown Detroit arena. The city's Downtown Development Aut...

LOOK: Step Inside The New Whole Foods Detroit Store

Posted 06.05.2013 | Detroit

As crowds of well-wishers cheered, the doors to the first Whole Foods Market in the city of Detroit opened Wednesday at 9 a.m. -- one of the most sign...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Whole Foods, 15 Years In The Making

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.05.2013 | Detroit

He doesn't own Whole Foods. He's not stocking the shelves of the upscale grocery chain with boxes of muesli, he's not a Detroiter excited to find a ne...

A Wave Of New Retail Is Coming To Midtown This Summer

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.01.2013 | Detroit

Summer is apparently the time to go shopping in Midtown Detroit, if the new stores popping up all over the neighborhood are any indication. The are...

New Shop Coming To Midtown Will Keep You Fashionably Local

Model D | Nicole Rupersburg | Posted 04.23.2013 | Detroit

This story originally appeared in the April 23 issue of Model D. Global Detroit Human will open inside the Auburn in the coming weeks, joining reta...

Buzzy Bike Maker Opening Midtown Storefront

modeld | Nicole Rupersburg | Posted 04.16.2013 | Detroit

This story originally appeared in Model D. The excitement surrounding the Detroit-based manufacturer of watches, bicycles and leather goods Shinol...

Ashley Woods

Wayne State Wants New Apartment, Retail Proposals In Midtown

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 04.12.2013 | Detroit

Detroit development is back, and not just renovations of landmark historic buildings like Broderick Tower and the David Whitney. Wayne State Univer...

Public Art Fest Returns To Detroit

Posted 02.06.2013 | Detroit

Get ready for an artful spring, Detroit. The biannual Art X Detroit festival is returning in April for five days of visual art, dance, musical and the...

Indian Food, Hookah Come To Midtown!

Model D | Posted 04.07.2013 | Detroit

It wasn't that long ago that Thistle Coffeehouse was flourishing on Second Ave. at Prentis. But now the space has been reborn with two brand-new busi...

More Shops To Open In Detroit's Midtown

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 12.21.2012 | Detroit

Add Willys Overland Lofts to the growing list of Midtown Detroit properties seeing expansion in the retail sector. Although probably best known for it...

A City Lover's Guide to the Motor City

Jay Walljasper | Posted 02.12.2013 | Travel
Jay Walljasper

For those of us who love cities in all their giddy, gritty glory, the Motor City awaits.

Get Your Tea Fix In Detroit

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.12.2012 | Detroit

The last year has been exciting for caffeine drinkers in Detroit, what with the opening of Germack in Eastern Market, Great Lakes in Midtown, and more...

Noel Night, Midtown Detroit's Holiday Extravaganza

Scott McCabe | Posted 01.26.2013 | Detroit
Scott McCabe

It's fun, it's freezing, it's Detroit after dark yet packed with people; it's Midtown Detroit's 40th annual Noel Night!

Surprising Tact To Support Detroit's Newest Grocery Store: Free Cash

Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's latest grocery store will be mobbed Saturday -- mobbed with shoppers, that is, some who will receive free gift cards to support the new Brus...

Detroit's Newest Grocery Store Opens

Model D | Posted 01.01.2013 | Detroit

Detroit welcomed another grocery store to its well-established and growing mix of supermarkets last weekend when Ye Olde Butcher Shopped opened its do...

The Suprise Behind Detroit's Emerging Comeback

Jay Walljasper | Posted 12.22.2012 | Detroit
Jay Walljasper

While a new, more positive narrative about Detroit is welcome, there are problems in focusing entirely on idealistic young adventurers swooping in to save the city -- it reinforces the stereotype of native Detroiters as hapless, helpless and hopeless.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Transformation And Tranquility At DLECTRICITY

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.05.2012 | Detroit

If you're heading to DLECTRICITY, the new Detroit art festival turning Midtown into a canvas for light art this weekend, make sure to step slightly of...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Meet The Shops Opening In Midtown's Hottest Development

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.03.2012 | Detroit

With construction nearing completion at Midtown's most buzzed-about new rental property, the Auburn, 7 out of 8 retail spaces are occupied as the deve...

Rebuilding A Block Of Woodward, One Building At A Time

Model D | Dennis Archambault | Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

This story originally appeared in Model D. For more than 50 years, George Stewart watched the block (between Parsons and Alexandrine), home to the...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Gift Shop With Vintage Twist Opening In Midtown Just In Time For Holidays

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.06.2012 | Detroit

It's been less than a year since Rachel Lutz opened her eclectic boutique in Detroit, but she's ready to take the entrepreneurial plunge again. Wi...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Pop-Up Planned For Bookstore Space; Owner Gets Real About Starting A Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.01.2012 | Detroit

As one of Detroit's few bookstores prepares to close just after its third anniversary, owner Greg Lenhoff has no regrets, a lot of advice and inklings...

Midtown Butcher Shop Preparing To Open

MLive | Posted 10.28.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT, MI -- The landlord of the building where Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe intends to open filed for personal bankruptcy in early 2011, and subsequently...

Ashley Woods

Topsoil Sprouts: Russell Street Deli Owners To Bring New Vegetarian Eatery To Midtown

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 08.29.2012 | Detroit

Russell Street Deli will launch Topsoil, a carry-out and quick-dining food counter serving vegetarian and vegan meals, in Detroit's Midtown district t...