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Alexandrine List

To understand change in Midtown Detroit, look to Alexandrine Street

More than $40 million is being invested in the renovation of buildings -- big and small -- along the three blocks of West Alexandrine between Woodward Avenue and Third Street. It's here where some of the city's newest marquee business have set up shop and where the changing face of Midtown Detroit is most acutely visible.

Chefs List

How four young chefs ignited Detroit's restaurant renaissance

In three short years, four young chefs have gone from "almost famous" to big-time celebrities in the local and national culinary scenes.

Dilla List

Dilla Youth Day to celebrate legendary producer, empower local kids on Feb. 8 at Wright Museum

Dilla Youth Day, A celebration of legendary Detroit producer J Dilla and a workshop for local kids interested in music, will take place Feb. 8, 1-8 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Facade list

Businesses put best face forward with help of local fašade improvement programs

A building's visual order can have an inordinate impact on a community, which is why a number of area community development organizations have used façade improvement programs to battle blight and spur neighborhood economic development.

Pryors List

Detroit's first family of the arts: Dell and Sharon Pryor

Tulani Rose and the Dell Pryor Gallery are anchors of the corner of Willis Street and Cass Avenue in Midtown. These institutions are the creations of the mother-daughter team of Dell and Sharon Pryor, Detroit's first family of the arts.

City Bird List

Model D's guide to shopping local this holiday season

Thanks to this handy guide, you have no excuse not to do all of your holiday shopping in Detroit this year.

Noel List

Stop by Model D House during Noel Night on Dec. 6

On Saturday, Dec. 6, Midtown Detroit will be humming with activitiy during the 42nd annual Noel Night holiday celebration. Be sure to stop by Model D House (4470 Second Ave.) for snacks and music.

MOCAD List

How teens are helping program the city's premier contemporary art museum

The MOCAD Teen Council is a select group of young creatives from metro Detroit who come together with museum professionals to produce and plan programming for youth and adults. 

The Albert List

As a senior housing crisis develops in Detroit, advocates are offering solutions

The development boom happening in downtown and Midtown Detroit comes at a cost for some of the city's most vulnerable residents, senior citizens. Senior housing advocates, however, are exploring solutions to this crisis.

Tom Brennan List

A conversation with Tom Brennan, Detroit's green building guru

Last week, we explored Detroit's emerging green building culture. Here's an in-depth transcript of our conversation with Tom Brennan, co-founder of the Green Garage and a leader in Detroit's green building scene.

Whole Foods List

The Whole Foods effect: How local food businesses are benefiting from a national grocery chain

A little more than a year after high-end national grocery chain Whole Foods landed in Detroit, local food companies are reaping the benefits.

Encore List

'Encore entrepreneurs' add vibrance to Detroit's small business scene

Young hipsters aren't the only people starting businesses in Midtown and downtown Detroit. Meet some of the city's 'encore entrepreneurs.'

Shinola list

Shinola's workers, the new faces of Detroit manufacturing

Since Shinola opened shop in Detroit in 2013, the company has grown its output and its workforce. Those workers are creating quality goods and are changing the way we think about Detroit manufacturing.

SocEntList

The state of social entrepreneurship in Detroit

Social entrepreneurship is on the rise in Detroit. Aaron Mondry brings us this story about three local social ventures making names for themselves and how the city and the state are making a splash on the national social entrepreneurship scene.

Bruce Weber list

Bruce Weber, icon of fashion photography, captures Detroit in new exhibit

Since his first shoot in Detroit in 2006, Bruce Weber has been fascinated by our city and its people. An exhibit of his Detroit photos is currently on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Walter Wasacz has the story.
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