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Experience Detroit: Get your hyperlocal kicks with AirBnB

Whether you're a traveler looking for an alternative to staying at a downtown hotel, or a local looking to explore what life is like in other neighborhoods, staying at a Detroit AirBnB could be an awesome experience. Matthew Lewis gives us a few options.

Detroit, get ready for transit-oriented development

Public officials and developers across the region are preparing to reap the economic potential of functional transit, something many cities across the country have already done. How it gets done in Detroit is critical to its success, writes Nina Ignaczak.

Shop local: Our list of holiday shopping destinations

Only seven days left to get the rest of your holiday shopping on and, thanks to a growing number of creative urban entrepreneurs, your options are increasing. Nicole Rupersburg compiles a list of places you need to go.

Piquette Square: Sustainable housing offers chance at new lives for veterans

Opened in 2010, the four-story residential complex at 6221 Brush has 150 apartments and over 11,000 square feet of common area and commercial space, with plans to develop a small park immediately north of the building. Dennis Archambault reports from New Center.

Detroit Revitalization Fellow: Owiso Makuku

With experience in the Dominican Republic with the Peace Corps, and in various jobs in New York, Boston and Burlington, Vermont, Owiso Makuku comes ready to make a difference in Detroit. Jay Walljasper shows us why. 

Detroit Revitalization Fellow: John Corcoran

From New Jersey, with stops at Cal-Berkely and Georgetown, John Corcoran now serves as manager of real estate projects for TechTown Detroit. He's here because of WSU's Detroit Revitalization Fellows program. Jay Walljasper has the profile.

Model D TV: Growing company Shinola

This high-flying company has 20 employees for watch assembly, and its bicycle division expects to produce 2,000 bikes each year. Shinola has an impressive one-two punch. DETROIT LIVES! shows us how it's all done in this video.

Gazelles Roam Creative Corridor

In the last few years, there has been a visible influx of creatively based, high growth businesses opening in, moving to or setting up an office in the greater downtown Detroit area. Jon Zemke tracks the exciting progress in this special report.

Q&A: Matthew Clayson of Detroit Creative Corridor Center

He knows as much about fast companies and creative talent as anyone in town, so Jon Zemke gave Matt Clayson a call for a quick Q&A about "Gazelles" jumping into the local entrepreneurial landscape. Take it away, guys.

Time is on their side: Shinola manufactures instant vintage

This unique New Center company has 20 employees for watch assembly, and its bicycle division expects to produce 2,000 bikes annually. Leather goods will also be produced. Dennis Archambault gets the grand tour. 

From us to you: Our holiday shopping guide

Hark! 'Tis the season to show your loved ones just how much you care. 'Tis also a great time to show some city love by spending your dollars locally. We came up with a list of some cool retailers where your love will go a long way.

Talk of the TechTown

Detroit is home to the third highest concentration of design professionals in the U.S., seemingly attracts entrepreneurs by the minute and has one of the best platforms for turning ideas into companies. Curtis Johnson tells us why TechTown is one of the catalysts for this growth.

Detroit Restaurant Week: We're giving away $50 gift certificates

Organizers from Paxahau Productions and Model D are once again combining on a Detroit Restaurant Week promotion that is simply too fine to ignore.

Detroit Design on a grand scale

In only its second year, the Detroit Design Festival has become one of the city's top must-see, must-do happenings. That sounds great, but organizers Matt Clayson and Melinda Anderson tell Walter Wasacz its longterm potential is even greater.

Model D TV: Innovation in education speaker series recapped

Students, teachers, administrators, and Model D partners from foundations and media jammed into Youthville for our speaker series on innovation in education. Walter Wasacz took the notes, Tony Eggert and Marvin Shaouni the pictures. 
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