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Several enclaves around eastbound Jefferson boast fine urban living options, from historic homes to high rise apartments and condos — some riverside, others inland, but all close to downtown and Belle Isle. Known as "The Villages," they include Indian Village, English Village, Islandview Village, West Village, East Village, and the East Riverfront, which runs from GM Renaissance Center to the Roostertail.
Businesses put best face forward with help of local fašade improvement programs
Monday, January 26, 2015
A building's visual order can have an inordinate impact on a community, which is why a number of area community development organizations have used façade improvement programs to battle blight and spur neighborhood economic development.
Three newcomers join Detroit Restaurant Week (with amazing pictures!)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
It wasn’t that long ago that dining options in Detroit were limited at best, but a strong food scene is burgeoning in the city. As Detroit Restaurant Week kicks off, we preview the menus at three first-time restaurant week participants: Ottava Via, Craft Work, and Top of the Pontch.
A deeper approach to entrepreneurship is emerging from Detroit's Practice-Space
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Since April, Model D has been following the progress of Practice-Space, a new place for developing business ideas in Detroit. Recently, the two businesses enrolled in its incubator entered the "Deepen" phase of the program.
This week in Detroit, love is all you need
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
This is a healthy sign: we can't remember a Valentine's Day in Detroit proper (and Hamtramck) filled with so many events, from music to skating to indie retail fun in a long, long time. Kelli Kavanaugh puts together a hot list of cool things to do this week.
City Kids: Nurturing Detroit's gardens of love
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The productive green space is part of the Detroit School Garden Collaborative, a partnership between the Detroit Public Schools and the Greening of Detroit. Amy Kuras eagerly looks forward to planting season in this report.
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Detroit leads pack with 25 finalists for Knight Cities Challenge awards
Businesses work together to draw holiday shoppers to the Villages
After a three-year fight, West Village community garden buys land from city
Twenty new 'Little Free Libraries' sprout up across Detroit
West Village gains a record store, community hub with Paramita Sound
Pop-up biergarten to occur in West Village Saturday, September 27
It's happening: The Red Hook coffee shop is set to open in West Village
Sister Pie wins $50K grand prize from Hatch Detroit
Hatch Final Four: Pies, cookies, and more in West Village
First round of Hatch voting ends Thursday as 10 startups vie for $50K prize
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Conde Nast Traveller checks in on Detroit food scene
Source: Conde Nast Traveller
Pure Detroit to open shop at Belle Isle aquarium
Eater: Craft Work opens in West Village
Biergartens pop up this week downtown and in Villages
Source: The Villages CDC, Hatch Detroit, Berg Muirhead and Associates
Indian Villagers hold 40th annual home tour
Source: Historic Indian Village Association
Belle Isle Conservancy president answers questions about future of city park
Source: Bridge Michigan
Metro Jacksonville.com finds Detroit's Villages impressive
Source: Metro Jacksonville
Pewabic Pottery hosts annual holiday shopping night this Wednesday
Source: Pewabic Pottery
Mode Shift says 'hooray' for walkable neighborhoods
Source: Mode Shift Move Together
Josh Linkner: Investing in Detroit good as gold
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