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University Commons - Palmer Park


The University Commons-Palmer Park area is located in northwest Detroit and is home to some of Detroit's premier neighborhoods, including Palmer Woods, Sherwood Forrest, University District and Green Acres. It also boasts established Detroit institutions like Palmer Park, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit Golf Club, Marygrove College, Bakers Keyboard lounge, LaDolce Vita and Menjo's.

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Avenue of Fashion List

On the Avenue of Fashion, small businesses are driving the revival of a neighborhood retail district

A historic neighborhood business district is re-emerging thanks to the dedication and energy of new business owners.

Bookstore List

Holiday season brings good tidings of new Detroit bookstores

Booklovers in Detroit are about to get three new shops where they can scratch their literary itch: Silva Rerum, Pages on Livernois, and Bookspace Detroit.

Curtis Lipscomb List

Building a better future for Detroit's black LGBTQ community

Since 1994,  KICK! and its founder and executive director Curtis Lipscomb have filled a unique role in local LGBTQ advocacy efforts by focusing on the intersection of LGBTQ and African American identity.

Barbara Barefield List

Barbara Barefield: Dynamo of the Uptown arts scene

Since moving to Detroit in the 1970s, Barbara Barefield has been highly involved in the local arts scene -- from publishing an alternative weekly to putting on concerts in historic homes. MJ Galbraith  and our partners at Urban Innovation Exchange give us this profile.

DCDC List

Designing with Detroiters: DCDC turns 20

To celebrate Detroit Collaborative Design Center's 20th anniversary, Francis Grunow sat down with DCDC staff to discuss the Center's legacy of facilitating participatory design in the city.
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