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Art and coffee collide in Hamtramck with the opening of Oloman Cafe

Oloman Cafe opened to steady crowds on the morning of Monday, December 5th. The cafe, which is part coffee shop, part art gallery, and part photography studio, is located in the former space of the Belmont Bar.

The Craft Cafe Detroit thrives on city's lower east side

Craft Cafe Detroit, the "sip and paint" party venue that opened last June on Mack Avenue, is off to a fast start. 

'Impromptu performance space' to open along Dequindre Cut

The Campbell Memorial Terrace, an outdoor performance space located near the southern end of the Dequindre Cut, will officially be unveiled this Thursday, October 13.

Planet Ant turns to crowdfunding to complete redevelopment of old Hamtramck banquet hall

The Planet Ant Theater, which showcases Metro Detroit's longest running improv show, has acquired a banquet hall kitty corner from its black box theater on Caniff Street, and is in the process of transforming it into Planet Ant Hall.

Belle Isle beautification efforts focus on fundraising events for fountain, community programming

A couple fundraisers will take place on Belle Isle in August, including a one-time Detroit SOUP event. 

Detroiter opening vintage clothing shop in Corktown discovers deep roots

Mama Coo's Boutique, an upscale resale and vintage clothing business, will not only be housed in the neighborhood where owner Lana Rodriguez grew up, but in the very building that defines her family's roots in Detroit. 


Sit On It Detroit to open furniture store and studio in Midtown

The Midtown showroom gives Sit On It Detroit a more central location to display its wares and meet with clients, away from the flying sawdust and noisy tools of its workshop.

February development news round-up: Breweries, apartments, vacant lots, and more

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.

All-natural cocktail mix makers put down roots on Service Street, plan for growth

Wolf Moon, which formed three years ago, is setting up for expansion, including increased distribution and e-commerce capacities, a stronger bar and restaurant presence, and even a potential tasting room.

Crowdfunding and matching grant campaign begins for public space at 6 Mile and Wyoming

A vacant lot at the corner of McNichols and Wyoming will be transformed into the Charles McGee Community Commons, a green space and public art venue.

Placemaking projects seek to re-energize struggling section of Michigan Avenue

Organizers hope efforts like the installation of bike racks and the painting of murals will help breath life into a struggling commercial section of Michigan Avenue.

20 Detroit-based projects named finalists for Knight Cities Challenge

Twenty of the 158 Knight Cities Challenge finalists are Detroit-based projects. The winners will be announced later this spring.

Detroit first and only American city to be named City of Design

Detroit has been named to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a City of Design.

Handcrafted goods from India, Bollywood dance lessons come to Sugar Hill Arts District

The retail store features a variety of one-of-a-kind goods selected by proprietor Ojas Akolkar and brought from her native India.
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