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Capitol Park To Get A New Pet Boutique, City Bark

Thai food. Coffee shop. A second coffee shop. Nail boutique. Bike store. Italian Restaurant. Now, Capitol Park is getting a pet boutique.<p>At 1214 …

Masons Will Put $5 Million Into Literacy And Tutoring Programs In Detroit

Although the exact percentage of illiterate Detroit residents is a question of debate with numbers ranging from 47% to 12%, it’s still a serious …

Night Time Tour Of The Detroit Public Library Goes To The Ghosts This October

Books and ghosts – and ghost stories – go amazingly well together.<p>It’s time to start making plans for the end of October. I know it seems silly to …

Check Out A Newly Found Map Of Detroit From 1790

What was Detroit like in 1790? Well, now we have a map.<p>The University of Michigan has added a rare of Detroit from 1790 to their William L. Clements …

Spain Elementary, Once A Symbol Of Detroit's Troubles, Gets A Chance To Show Off

Three weeks into the school year at Spain Elementary-Middle School, the teachers are starting to get used to their new classes. Students are starting …

19 Awesome Detroit Dive Bars You're Going To Want To Visit

Bitters and swizzle sticks are infiltrating our drinking scene as craft cocktails are all the rage as of late. And that’s all well and good, but for …

Detroit Achievement Academy Gets Lots Of Love From Amazon

It is hard to not be cheerful when you walk into the Detroit Achievement Academy (DAA) the northwest side of Detroit. It’s bright hallways, colorful …

Do You Have A Story To Tell? Check Out Hey, Nice Monologue

This is a story, I mean article, about two women, Carrie Bain and Erika Devriendt, who are out to change the universe through storytelling. Bain is a …

8 Must-See Things At The Detroit Design Festival This Weekend

One of the city’s most anticipated events, the Detroit Design Festival, is back for 2016 with a wide range of activities. As a creative myself, I …

Crowdfunding Drive For The Historic Log Cabin In Palmer Park Closes In On $25K Goal

With a little more than a month remaining in its crowdfunding campaign, an effort to raise $25,000 to fix the stained and leaded glass windows in the …

After 60 Years, Detroit Has A Streetcar Again (PICS, VIDEO)

If you doubted that the QLINE/M1-Rail was going to happen, it doesn’t get more real than the first streetcar being delivered.<p>Daily Detroit was on …

The First Streetcar For Detroit's New QLINE Expected To Arrive Wednesday

If you drive down Woodward from about Grand Boulevard to Campus Martius, you can see the overhead lines being strung up, the rails getting completed …

More Luxury Living, This Time In The Form Of Condos, Coming To Downtown

The first standalone condominium project in 20 years in Downtown Detroit is laying plans for construction. The $35 million, 11-story residence will …

Look Inside The Delightful Tiny House That Could Be A "Game Changer" For Detroit

After less than a year of planning the first Cass tiny home was recently completed on Elmhurst Street on Detroit’s west side. Today, we got to tour …

Home Building

A Principal And His Staff Have Just One Year to Prove Their School Should Survive

It was the first day of school at the Mumford Academy high school and principal Nir Saar was working the hallways, shaking hands, introducing himself …

Detroit's Historic East Side Jefferson-Chalmers Neighborhood Gets National Treasure Status

Today was a good day in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood of Detroit. The east side neighborhood, situated just before the Grosse Pointe Border, …

How Detroit students experienced the city's bankruptcy

In 2013, Detroit declared bankruptcy. What's it like when the city you call home undergoes extreme financial instability, all while you're still trying to graduate high school? Kassie Bracken, a video journalist for the New York Times, went to Denby High School to find out.<p>Detroit’s downtown is …

The Future Of Detroit: Our Q&A With Kresge Foundation President & CEO Rip Rapson

Detroit is going through a lot of change. But what does that change look like? What will it look like in the future?<p>There are a lot of questions …

Business Development

$8.9M in disaster relief funds for Detroit announced

<i>Detroit</i> — Federal officials have allocated $8.9 million in disaster relief funds for the city to use in preparation for future flooding.<p>The …

Urbanism

Detroit Suburb Ranked As A Top 10 Small City To Start A Business In U.S.

Personal finance site NerdWallet looked at 463 U.S. cities with populations of 50,000 to 100,000 people to determine where the best business …

Top 10

Here's The Inside Lane On Metropolis Cycles, Detroit's New Bike Shop Opening In April

Bicycling in Detroit is getting bigger by the day. The city known for putting the world on four wheels has more and more people every day choosing to …

Newsroom

Featured expert<p>Professor Margaret L. Campbell, and her research team were recently awarded a five-year, $2.4 million research grant to test an …

Developing a strategy: Packard Plant owner eyes bids for historic downtown buildings

Packard Plant vision<p>GARY ANGLEBRANDT<p>Fernando Palazuelo envisions a mixed-use development of the Packard Plant over the next 10-15 years with up to a …

Real Estate

Detroit Remember When: Made in the Motor City | Programs

Better Made Potato Chips, Sanders Fudge, Velvet Peanut Butter, Gratiot Auto Supply; Jo-Jo Shutty McGregor, are among the brands, landmarks and people …

Coney

Iconic Apple brand could be a threat to Detroit automakers

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. once bemoaned that America's love affair with the car was dying.<p>"In California, people used to write …

Michigan

Retro Gaming Alive And Well In The D At Offworld Arcade

We all know that Detroit comes with a lot of history, but it’s not every day that history comes to Detroit. Launched with only six classic home video …

Retrogaming

She's Changing Detroit From The Inside: Meet "The Hope On Heyden"

On the Northwest side of Detroit, just east of Brightmoor, is Heyden Street. A tidy, fresh looking blue house on the street looks out of place in the …

Housing

This Story Shows Why Mass Transit in Detroit Is A Hand Up, Not A Handout

We feel compelled to highlight this story that appeared in the Free Press about James Robertson. He is a 56 year old man that walks 21 miles each day …

Urban Design

2015 Detroit Auto Show: GM Targets Tesla, Unveils New $30,000 Electric Bolt Concept Car

GM CEO Mary Barra this morning officially took the wraps off of what’s become the least well-guarded secret in the auto biz: a $30,000 plug-in electric car aimed at middle America, with a range, she said, that would hit 200 miles.<p>While just a concept at this point, Barra said “this is no stripped …

2015 Detroit Auto Show: Ford Unleashes Hell's Fury, Times Three

This year Ford is going after ridiculous performance with a touch of efficiency<p>Ford made a huge splash this morning at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a trio of new and noteworthy models:<p>1. F-150 Raptor<p>The F-150 Raptor is an aggressively tuned off-roader that garners Ford …