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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.
The Eco-House: How a couple took green renovating to its limit
Monday, June 27, 2016
Since beginning renovations on their home in Detroit's West Village in 2013, Alessandra Carreon and Drew McUsic have considered the environmental effects of nearly all their decisions.
Making paczki with Sister Pie
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
In years past, we have provided you with guides to help you celebrate Paczki Day. This year, we decided to get our hands dirty and actually make paczki with 2014 Hatch contest winners, Sister Pie.
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.
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Cycling, sushi, and more: June development news round-up
It's been another busy month for development news in the city. Let's catch up on some of the biggest stories from the past four weeks.
Move over food trucks, a flower truck is coming to Detroit
Motor City Match seeks business and commercial property owners for third round of grants
West Village bank rehab to feature sushi restaurant, wine bar, and florist (plus lofts!)
Retail Bootcamp complete, Detroit startups work to establish permanent locations
Placemaking projects continue popping up outside greater downtown
West Village pop-up store to promote time spent outdoors in the city
Gabriel Hall to bring New Orleans vibe to West Village
Detroit leads pack with 25 finalists for Knight Cities Challenge awards
Businesses work together to draw holiday shoppers to the Villages
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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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