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Retail Bootcamp complete, Detroit startups work to establish permanent locations

Five startups that recently graduated from TechTown's 2015 Retail Boot Camp will receive a share of $40,000 to help them make the transition to brick-and-mortar locations.

Detroiters in film, music, and the live arts to vie for $25,000 fellowships

Now in its eighth year, Kresge Arts in Detroit will award $25,000 fellowships to 18 local artists in film, music, and the live arts.

Fighting tax foreclosure, Recovery Park, and more: October development news round-up

It's been another busy month for development news in the city of Detroit. Let's catch up on some of the biggest stories from the past four weeks.

International design community collaborates with Detroiters on Culture Lab product line

The products will be available to the public at the Midtown store Nora from Oct. 30 through Nov. 15.

Detroit City FC to kick off largest community-financed project in U.S. sports history

Detroit City FC is preparing to kick off what it's estimating to be the largest community-financed project in U.S. sports history, the renovation of its future home, Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck.

Midtown salon shutters, pop-up hub to open in its place

A familiar business in Midtown's Cass Corridor is closing up shop and will be replaced by a pop-up boutique.

Artists seek to transform Livernois with installation along Avenue of Fashion

Detroit artists Mandisa Smith and Najma Wilson are hoping to liven up the Avenue of Fashion with an installation that will fill the empty space of a Livernois Avenue boulevard median. 

Woodbridge developer continues line of fable-themed rehabs with "Wonderland House"

Everyone seems to have an opinion about Alex Pereira's redevelopment projects in Woodbridge. His latest, the "Wonderland House", is no exception.

Detroit Future City releases guide to help residents steward vacant lots

As the city of Detroit makes it easier for residents to purchase vacant lots in their neighborhoods, the Detroit Future City Implementation Office has developed a field guide for residents that informs them how to transform the empty land into neighborhood resources.

Font fight: Preserving Detroit's visual cultures

"A lot of these signs are disappearing," says Krcmarik. "I've always liked the visual landscape here. Some of the anti-blight measures kind of destroy things. I have to keep it alive in some way even if I can't stop them from tearing down a building."

High-priced houses, new apartments, movie theaters, and more: September development news round-up

It's been another busy month for development news in the city of Detroit. Let's catch up on some of the biggest stories from the past four weeks.

Detroit, Hamtramck swap soccer team, restaurant

The cities of Hamtramck and Detroit have completed a swap of two of their star performers, with Rock City Eatery going to Detroit and the Detroit City FC moving to Hamtramck. Each move was made with growth in mind.

New arts venue to celebrate Eastern Market grand opening

Wasserman Projects, a venue specializing in art, design, and music programming, will open its doors in concert with the Detroit Design Festival on Friday, Sept. 25.

Paintings in Eastern Market, Woodbridge to celebrate Detroit's literary heritage

Ten writers, poets, and publishers, each with their own unique connection to the city of Detroit, will be the focus of an art unveiling Sunday, Sept. 20, at Eastern Market.

Developing Midtown: Negative and Print helps keep film photography alive

Negative and Print on Third Street is a full-service photography lab, complete with all of the equipment necessary for developing actual film.
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