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Nicole Rupersburg

Nicole Rupersburg is a former Detroiter now in Las Vegas who regularly writes about food, drink, and urban innovators. You can follow her on Instagram @eatsdrinksandleaves and Twitter @ruperstarski.

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American Riad list

This Moroccan-style housing and community space hopes to bring people together in the North End

In partnership with the Ghana ThinkTank, a group of makers and developers are creating a Moroccan "riad" in the North End that will have a central courtyard filled with art, gardens, and public space.

Dave Kwiatkowski

Restaurateur (and optimist) Dave Kwiatkowski has created a mini-food empire in Detroit

After a successful few years at the Sugar House, opportunity came knocking for Kwiatkowski. Since then, he's been opening restaurants and bars at a breakneck pace. 

Pamela Lewis

Pamela Lewis

Pamela Lewis is the Director of the Detroit-based New Economy Initiative, the largest philanthropically led economic development initiative in the United States. 

Pashon Murray

Through business stardom and personal struggles, Pashon Murray remains focused

Pashon Murray, co-founder of Detroit Dirt, has visited the White House, been featured in a Ford commercial, and written about in national magazines. All this publicity has been great for her composting business, but it hasn't come without difficulties.

Khali Sweeney

The Downtown Boxing Gym is much more than a boxing gym

Carlo "Khali" Sweeney is the founder of a boxing gym on Detroit's east side that develops good citizenship in urban youth through a wide variety of educational and fitness programs and voluntary service. 
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