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A 3.6 magnitude earthquake was confirmed about 15 miles from Detroit

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed a 3.6 magnitude earthquake about 15.5 miles south of Detroit with the epicenter in Amherstburg, Ontario, …

Natural Disasters

Billionaire toy mogul behind Bratz dolls has longshot plan to save Toys ‘R’ Us

Toys R <b></b>Us, the children's retailer in the midst of a worldwide shutdown, may have one last, faint hope if a billionaire toy mogul gets his way.<p>But …

Baseball’s back at The Corner Saturday in Detroit

Metro Detroit high school teams will face off in the first games to be played at The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient

Detroit

Timeline: Michigan Central Depot

Long before it became a symbol of Detroit’s decay, Michigan Central Depot was a major transportation hub for the city.<p>Here’s a timeline of the iconic …

Uber Eats adds Slows Bar BQ delivery options

Slows Bar BQ has partnered with the Uber Eats mobile app.<p>You can now order from Slows locations in Detroit and Grand Rapids to have menu items …

Actually, Things Are Pretty Good and Getting Better

Opinion<p>Posted: Feb 07, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>"The country is …

Bernie Sanders

Detroit's Greektown district unveils surveillance to boost security

Eleven businesses along Monroe Street have joined Project Green Light, a program that sends real-time surveillance footage to the Detroit Police …

James Beard Award-Winner Shawn McClain Brings High-Rise Restaurant to the RenCen

James Beard Award-winning chef <b>Shawn McClain</b> is returning to the Midwest with a <b>new high-rise restaurant</b> perched atop of the GM Renaissance Center, according to a release. The 20,000-square-foot restaurant will fill the iconic space on the 71 and 72 floors of the building, formerly home to Coach …

James Beard

Amazon is holding Seattle hostage over a tax plan — and it shows how dangerous it is for Seattle and HQ2 to let the tech giant determine their future

Amazon is pausing a major expansion to its operations in Seattle due to a tax proposed by the city council that would charge large employers $500 per employee.<p>About 75% of the estimated $75 million in tax revenue would fund the construction of 1,800 affordable housing units with the rest going …

Urban Design

Who says Gordie Howe Bridge won't be built? Leaders show off $350M worth of busy site work

When a project takes as long to build as the planned Gordie Howe International Bridge, perhaps it's natural that skeptics still harbor doubts about …

Ice Cream Shack Doug’s Delight Aims for Spring Revival in Hazel Park

Work is finally ramping up for the revival of Hazel Park’s decades old ice cream stand <b>Doug’s Delight</b>, the latest project for chef <b>James Rigato</b> and fellow <b>Mabel Gray</b>team member, pastry chef <b>Kristina Conger</b>.<p>“People are excited to see it come back,” says Conger, whose dynamic desserts will be the …

Paul McCartney lights up Little Caesars Arena with marathon set, sunny vibes

At this point in his career, there's little left for Paul McCartney to prove. No records to break, milestones to set, creative heights to …

Bobcat Bonnie’s in Wyandotte Abruptly Closes Its Doors

After less than a year of business, <b>Bobcat Bonnie’s Wyandotte</b> outpost has shuttered. Owner <b>Matthew Buskard</b> tells Eater that the restaurant would close effective immediately. Staff were notified ahead of time and he says that roughly 50 percent of the employees have new positions lined up.<p>Buskard and …

Mansions To Rent For A Dirt-Cheap Friends Getaway

The dilemma: You want to take an unforgettable vacation with a bunch of your besties, but you need it to be affordable. You already learned the hard …

Why I love the Detroit startup scene

People often ask me, “Why did you move from San Francisco to, uh, Detroit?” The answer is easy. In 10 years, San Francisco will be as good as it is today, but Detroit will be a roaring city once again, defining a new technology hub at the intersection of steel and bits.<p>When choosing to move to …

Startups

Detroit to see $63M in road improvements for 2017

<i>Detroit</i> — The city’s Department of Public Works has launched a $63 million improvement program for 2017 that will cover about 100 miles of roadway in …

Finley: Penske calls Detroit revival ‘tip of iceberg’

The route of downtown Detroit’s new QLine begins at the 2006 Super Bowl XL, with Roger Penske in the driver’s seat.<p>Detroit’s comeback has pushed …

Detroit’s New LED Streetlight Network Is Illuminating The City While Cutting Its Emissions

A $185 million conversion to replace broken lightbulbs with clean light sources is reenergizing the city’s nightscape and knitting together its neighborhoods.<p>Anyone doubting the impact of smart streetlighting needs look no further than Detroit, where, just one month after switching on 65,000 new …

Detroit's QLINE light rail to launch May 12

The QLINE, Detroit’s new streetcar system, will launch May 12, officials announced today.<p>“QLINE’s grand opening will be a historic day in Detroit,” …

Urban Beach Could Bring New Al Fresco Dining Options to Detroit’s Riverfront

A new urban beach with waterfront food and beverage options could be in the works for Detroit. Curbed Detroit reports that the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s pitch for a new riverfront beach development is one of the finalists for the 2017 Knight Cities Challenge.<p>The proposal describes a beach …

Detroit Beer: A History of Brewing the Motor City

Categories: Best OfStoriesBody: <i>Detroit Beer: A History of Brewing the Motor City</i> is the latest addition to Arcadia Publishing and The History Press' …

Beer

Detroit demolishes thousands of structures; many more to go

DETROIT (AP) — Remnants of the roof and walls creaked, groaned and then crumpled to the ground Wednesday from what once was an industrial building …

Urban Design

Extremely Cute Kid Is Breakout Star Of Detroit Red Wings Hockey Game

This is how it's done, folks.<p>Detroit Red Wings fans officially like two things: the Detroit Red Wings (obviously) and one very adorable kid.<p>During the team’s Saturday game against the Anaheim Ducks, spectators grew obsessed with 2-year-old Mason, who sat in the stands and did nothing but wear his …

Ice Hockey

The Cleanup of Detroit Has Erased Graffiti History

I was shocked when I drove through Detroit earlier this year: the best graffiti had been covered in blotchy grey and white paint. What happened to the one-time graf mecca?<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>I was shocked when I drove through Detroit earlier this year. Throughout much of the …

Cities everywhere are setting themselves up to become the next Detroit

Defined-benefit pension plans are the primary example. Today these exist mainly for public-sector employees. Private industry has shifted to 401(k) and other defined-contribution plans.<p>Public pension plans are rarely fully funded. They assume that future investment returns will make up the …