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Detroit groups raise funds for placemaking projects, from opera to sunflower living rooms

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has added two more Detroit placemaking projects to its Public Spaces Community Places initiative. An events venue in southwest Detroit and a community garden in a northwest playground will receive sizable grants from the MEDC should each of them meet crowdfunding goals.

Small vineyard takes shape in old school on east side

Local land baron Dennis Kefallinos is getting back to his roots by planting a small vineyard deep in the Motor City’s east side.

Northwest Detroit Farmers Market returns to Grandmont Rosedale

It's farmers market season in the city of Detroit. The northwest side is celebrating the return of its own annual market Thursday, June 4.

6 Detroit groups win money and mentorship in contest to improve city's vibrancy, livability

Each Detroiter will receive $5,000 for their project as well as training and support from professional mentors.

May development news round-up: Brush Park, power washing the DIA, and more

May was a busy month for development news in Detroit. This will help catch you up.


New management company seeks to improve historic Virginia Park shopping center

Virginia Park Shopping Plaza isn't your typical strip mall. Built in the 1960s, the 72,000-square-foot shopping center was dreamed up by a group of Virginia Park residents who wanted to create positive change in their neighborhood after the civil unrest of 1967.


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.
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