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Playing house on the porous border

Creative transformations are happening in the neighborhood immediately north of Hamtramck, where groups like Power House Productions and the Hinterlands are joining art with community life. Matthew Piper gets experienced at the Play House on Moran St. 

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UIX: Khalilah Gaston and Vanguard CDC

The Vanguard mission is to lead the revitalization of the physical, social, and economic fabric of Detroit's North End, and to expand the possibilities for the neighborhood after decades of disinvestment. Amanda Lewan takes a closer look.

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Open City: Pop-up Detroit, starting slow and small

Make a note of it: Open City returns next Monday at the Park Bar, not at Cliff Bell's per usual. A panel of Detroit business owners will share their experiences starting up a pop-up.

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Let it flow: Breweries play role in Detroit’s turnaround

Detroit is bouncing back with, among other things, beer. Businesses like Atwater, the Detroit Beer Co, Motor City Brewing Works and Traffic Jam & Snug have established a good foundation for growth, with room for plenty more. Joe Baur says cheers to that.

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BRT in Cleveland: No mistake by the lake

Bus rapid transit, which is less expensive and more flexible than light or heavy rail options, has been bandied about as a viable means for mass transit in Detroit. Matthew Lewis went south of the Michigan border to check out one of the premier systems in the nation. 

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Embracing Detroit music as economic, cultural force

In December, we began examining the role Detroit music plays in the city's past, present and future. We continue the discussion in a three-part series that focuses on the cultural and economic impact of the local scenes. Keith Owens goes looking for people with ideas.   

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Hamtown rocks!

Hamtramck is a rock 'n' roll town, no doubt about it. When the Blowout decided to split time with Ferndale, some Hamtown folks decided to step up and fill up the first weekend of March with groovy, rockin' local bands. MJ Galbraith leans in for this preview. 

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UIX: Alessandra Carreon and Better Block Detroit

This is an effort to raise awareness of complete streets, placemaking methods, and the potential for healthy, vibrant neighborhoods in the city. Amanda Lewan introduces us to Alessandra Carreon and Better Block Detroit.

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Deadline approaches for Knight Arts Challenge

Community info and Q&A sessions are being held in Hamtramck, Southwest Detroit, Northwest Detroit, Midtown and downtown March 24-28. Deadline for applications is April 7.   

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Andres Duany: Community building through 'Lean Urbanism'

In this piece adapted from an article written for Fortune Magazine, icon of New Urbanism Duany suggests another, more de-regulated model for Detroit growth and development. As always, we welcome reader comments and robust debate.    

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Open City recapped: 'Every person is a brand'

This month's forum took place at Cliff Bell's as usual and was the kickoff event for the first ever #DetroitWeek, a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation in the city. Matthew Lewis sat in with his notebook.

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Paczki mayhem begins with wintry run through Hamtramck

The Tour de Troit-sponsered 5K PaczKi Run is set for this Saturday, But that's just the beginning of a Mardi Gras-esque week of fun, fun, fun in Hamtown. Kelli Kavanaugh tells us how to prepare and what we should check out.

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Dan Dirks: Building on 'heart and soul' of DDOT

A city bus system can only withstand so much disinvestment, and DDOT is on the brink. Mayor Mike Duggan recently appointed Dan Dirks, former SMART manager, to lead DDOT’s turnaround effort. Model D spoke with Dirks to find out how he plans to get the system back on track.

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UIX: Social Club Grooming Company

Social Club Grooming Co. provides environmentally friendly grooming services as well as health and beauty education to the Detroit community through socially responsible practices. Amy Kuras introduces us to innovator Sebastian Jackson.

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Urban dwellers: Detroit attracting city lovers with adventurous spirit

They're coming from New York and from the suburbs to live in a great city at a transitional time in its history. Call them empty nesters or just call them people of good taste finding the lifestyle they seek in Detroit. Dennis Archambault talks to three recent transplants. 
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