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As arguably the finest surviving street car suburb of turn of the century Detroit, Woodbridge sits solidly on the near-West Side. A few minutes from Downtown, New Center and Midtown, Woodbridge is primarily a residential neighborhood with many large historic homes, the area is also home to a growing number of art institutions — including the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, 4731 Gallery and 555.




Jim Snyder, owner of Franklin Furniture

Betting on Detroit and beating the odds: Franklin Furniture's survival story

For decades, Franklin Furniture has offered Detroit residents and businesses affordable furnishings. Despite encountering more than his fair share of adversity, Jim Snyder, Franklin's owner, remains bullish on the city.

Facade list

Businesses put best face forward with help of local fašade improvement programs

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.

energy efficient list

A church and a gas station in Detroit reap the benefits of energy efficiency

A local church and gas station have at least one thing in common: they're saving lots of money after finding ways to become more energy efficient.


This week in Detroit, love is all you need

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. 


UIX: Raquel Castaneda-Lopez of Council District Six

Raquel Castaneda-Lopez is the first person to represent District Six on Detroit City Council, and the first Latina ever elected to the council. Matthew Lewis makes the introduction for the Urban Innovation Exchange.
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