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Nortown community fights to save historic farmhouse, receives demolition deferment

An effort is under way to save a Victorian farmhouse in northeast Detroit that was built in the early 1870s by Col. Philetus Norris, a Civil War veteran and the second superintendent of Yellowstone National Park.

Interactive art labyrinth opens in New Center

A collaboration of local artists, businesses, and volunteers has culminated in the opening of MONOMYTH in the Lincoln Street Art Park and Sculpture Garden in Detroit's New Center area.

Eastern Market: Newly renovated Shed 5 sets standard for regional food hubs

On Saturday, May 2, local dignitaries and Eastern Market Corporation officials gathered to celebrate the unveiling of Eastern Market Shed 5 in all its renovated glory.

Baseball, buses, and the latest Detroit neighborhood improvement efforts

Two Detroit community groups have turned to crowdfunding to improve the neighborhoods that they represent. A Grandmont Rosedale park and an eastside bus stop are the targeted projects. In both cases, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has pledged to provide each successful crowdfunding campaign with a matching grant.

Grandmont Rosedale bookstore to celebrate grand opening on Independent Bookstore Day

Pages Bookshop, located at 19560 Grand River Ave. in the Detroit's Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood, is celebrating its new location with a grand opening party on Saturday, May 2. The event is free and open to the public.

Detroit native brings high-end leather goods to Midtown

Scheduled to open September 1, 2015, the Detroit location will be the eighth Will Leather Goods retail store.

April 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.

Pop-ups, bike racks, and daffodils: Placemaking on Springwells Street

When neighbors see each other on the street, planting tulip bulbs or clearing a trash-strewn lot, the ensuing conversations on the sidewalk are just as important as the end result.

New Baltimore Street lofts coming to Milwaukee Junction

If all goes as planned, an old warehouse in the city's Milwaukee Junction area will be converted into 12 lofts and available to rent come fall.

Hamtramck's 'Pope Park' subject of crowdfunding campaign

Over $100,000 in improvements are planned for the park. Nearly half of that would come from this crowdfunding-matching grant hybrid. If the park can raise its goal of $25,000 via crowdfunding by June 1, the MEDC will contribute a $25,000 matching grant.

2015 will be 'banner year' for M-1 Rail construction, work on Campus Martius section to begin soon

M-1 has no plans to shut down public access to Campus Martius Park at any point during the construction process.

Restaurant and bike shop to join tattoo parlor and beer store in old Chinatown building

Ever since moving to Detroit in 2003, Matt Hessler has wanted to open a tattoo parlor in the city. Come mid-June, he will be doing just that.

Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery celebrates Midtown opening

This past weekend, the stretch of Canfield Street between Second and Cass celebrated the opening of its third brewery, making the Midtown block an easy destination for fans of craft beer.

Royal Oak's Black the Salon to open second location in Corktown

Work is underway on the storefront at 2117 Michigan Ave., where owner Jeph Wright plans to offer the same range of services as his Royal Oak salon.
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