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Green Grocer: East Side expands with fresh food choices

Some of the city's most impressive full-service markets are on the East Side, where several stores have seen recent upgrades to the exterior, interior and product lines. Nicole Rupersberg goes shopping, Marvin Shaouni brings his camera for this report.


Opinion: The enlightened path to social entrepreneurship

The mercurial Tunde Wey is a swashbuckler, a poet, a writer for our sister UIX project and a food and drink romantic. We asked him to bliss out over (revolver), the Hamtramck restaurant he co-founded with biz partner Peter Dalinowski.


Open City: Exploring innovative investing and funding models

Join Model D partner Open City and moderator Craig Fahle from WDET 101.9 FM Monday Nov. 18 for a discussion on alternate ways of raising capital for small business. The talk begins at 6 p.m. at Cliff Bell's in downtown Detroit. 


UIX: Elias Khalil and La Feria

Meet the people behind the Hatch Detroit-winning Spanish tapas restaurant that opened this week on Cass Avenue in Midtown. Amy Kuras reports for the Urban Innovation Exchange. 


On the Ground: Brightmoor's art club for kids

Writer Matthew Lewis says that a simple thing like a free art club, a place where neighborhood kids can get to know each other and learn to express themselves outside of the home and school, has done wonders to help build community in Brightmoor. 


Detroit by District: Election day, time to vote

Over the last seven months, Matthew Lewis has reported from each of the city's newly-minted council districts and showed us the work that community development groups are doing at the neighborhood scale. Now, people, get out to vote today.


On the Ground: Clearing blight, uncovering assets in Brightmoor

Developed nearly a century ago to accommodate the city's swelling population of laborers, Brightmoor remains on the cutting edge of future land use projects in Detroit. Matthew Lewis reports from the far Northwest side of town.


Belle Isle to 8 Mile: Day of the Dead

Southwest Detroit is where the action is this week, when neighborhood folks roll out a variety of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos activities. Great food and good times assured, say our authors, the deadly Linn siblings from City Bird and Nest. 


Declare Detroit: Endorsements for council and mayor

With the General Election looming, we asked our friends at Declare Detroit to share their endorsements for City Council and mayor. Take a look, make some smart choices and get out to vote next Tuesday, Nov. 5.


Detroit by District: Gold Coast and the Villages

In his final full report on Detroit's new council by districts, Matthew Lewis heads to the near lower East Side to explore the Villages, made up of historic, leafy neighborhoods with new retail buzz.


Green Grocer: Fresh food aplenty in Southwest Detroit

Everyone knows that heading to Southwest Detroit for restaurant food is a smart thing to do. But fresh produce and meats at neighborhood grocers? You bet, says Nicole Rupersburg, who profiles five of the area's best in this report. 


UIX: Lauren Hood and Deep Dive Detroit

She's co-founder of an organization that aims to create a safe space for uncomfortable conversations between disparate groups. Meet Lauren Hood of Deep Dive Detroit. Tunde Wey of the Urban Innovation Exchange makes the introduction.


City kids: Diversity is a strength in Hamtramck Public Schools

In Hamtramck, where immigrant families from all over the world have settled for generations, students are as likely to speak Arabic or Bengali as they are English. Amy Kuras discovers how the public schools are meeting the challenges of a multicultural population.   


On the Ground: Youth entrepreneurship in action

The Detroit Community Schools is launching a Kickstarter campaign in partnership with TechTown's SWOT City program to raise funds needed to transform a garage into an entrepreneurial incubator. Matthew Lewis reports from Brightmoor.


Green Grocer: A fresh food oasis in Northwest Detroit

Another myth we are happy to help disprove is that Detroit is a food desert. No, no it isn't, and for the next several weeks Nicole Rupersburg will show us what's really up in a series of profiles on full-service stores in neighborhoods throughout the city. 
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