Is Detroit poised to become the next, gulp, Brooklyn (by that, we guess they mean a welcoming environment for creatives and cutting-edge entrepreneurs)? NPR"s Tell Me More
interviewed Detroit native and 71 Pop founder Margarita Barry and new Midtown resident Scott Harrison, the director of patron engagement at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Their message to Michel Martin listeners? While Detroit's problems are oft-covered and obvious, the quality of living in neighborhoods like Midtown is comparable, at least, to that found in any other cosmopolitan American city -- at a fraction of the cost.
I mean, I think within a 15 to 20 minute walk of where I live, I can
find just anything, whether it's food, whether it's culture, whether
it's entertainment, whether it's shopping. You know, we don't have the
big box stores. If I need a Target, sure, I've got to get in the car and
drive, but, I mean for day to day, six out of seven days of the week
I'm sufficient and content just in my area.
Listen to the story here.