This Saturday! 3rd Annual BLISS Series Kicks Off On Belle Isle

July 23, 2015 by  
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The Belle Isle Conservancy, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, is proudly welcoming the community to Belle Isle Park during Belle Isle Summer Saturdays (BLISS) for the third consecutive year. Featuring new signature events, visitors can enjoy a host of outdoor activities, games, sports, art, culture, food and more all around the island on July 25, August 29 and

Entrepreneur Magazine: 13 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Detroit

July 23, 2015 by  
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Photo: Sister Pie Hitsville, The Motor City, Motown, America's Automotive Capital, The 313, Rock City: These classic names have long been used to describe Detroit. But, it’s the newer names that stand out for me: Comeback City, City of Reinvention, Renaissance City. I’m not from Detroit, but thanks to a recent experience with Breakout, a company on a mission to “bring inspirational people

Gold Cash Gold Announces “Oysters For Equality” HH For Gender Pay Equality

July 21, 2015 by  
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Gold Cash Gold today announced that their new happy hour will be known as “Oysters for Equality”. Beginning July 24th (this Friday!) Gold Cash Gold will host the “Oysters for Equality” on every Friday. From 4 pm- 6 pm, drinks will cost 77% of their full price for women, mirroring the pay gap the currently exists between women and men in the U.S. “We don’t get why the pay gap exists, it seems

Mental Floss: 25 Things You Should Know About Detroit

July 20, 2015 by  
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James Scott Memorial Fountain: Belle Isle  You know about the cars—and that Eminem grew up on Eight Mile. But there’s plenty more to learn about Michigan’s most populous city. 1. It’s dubbed the Motor City for a reason. Detroit was home to the first mile of concrete highway, the first four-way three-color traffic light, and the world’s first urban freeway. 2. It’s also the site of the

Revitalising Detroit, A Dish At A Time

July 17, 2015 by  
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Two vacant Art Deco buildings in Eastern Market have been restored and transformed into restaurant Antietam. Photography: Pete Deevakul  The city’s restaurateurs put flesh on the bones of its abandoned buildings. Think of Detroit and the first words that usually come to mind are ‘cars,’ ‘Motown,’ or more recently, ‘broke.’ But with the bankruptcy behind the city (it emerged from Chapter 9

Just In Time For Dinner From The Yum Yum Factor: Eating My Way Across Detroit

July 14, 2015 by  
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So, when I told people I was taking a road trip to Detroit to eat, most of them looked at me like I had three heads. DETROIT? Yes, Detroit has suffered in recent years and it's downtown population has shrunk from 2.5 million to about 700,000. It's more famous for it's hauntingly beautiful, derelict buildings than it's former, GM fueled, glory but walking around downtown, you can imagine

Shh! Detroit’s Little-Known Success Story: Its Parks Are Getting Better

July 14, 2015 by  
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The children’s zip line at Balduck Park is one of several improvements that have turned Balduck into one of the jewels of Detroit’s park system. (Bridge photo by Bill McGraw) No matter how well-preserved certain neighborhoods remained through the decades of Detroit’s decline, residents could always gauge the city’s overall troubles by the condition of their local park. Balduck Park, for

Rooftop Putting Green Makes Its Official Debut In Downtown Detroit!

July 13, 2015 by  
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Fortune: Why Detroit Is A Great City For Female Entrepreneurs

July 8, 2015 by  
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Mike Kline—Getty Images/Flickr RF Detroit was built on the backs of Henry Ford and his automotive brethren. But this time, when Detroit rises, it may well be built by young women. Detroit may struggle to attract supermarkets and national retailers, but it is enticing one unlikely group in scores. The Motor City is the new, surprising face of female entrepreneurship—and women in their 20s

Must Read: NPR Features Detroit Pop-Up Chef Traveling The Country

July 7, 2015 by  
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Photo: Eliza Barclay/NPR Most aspiring chefs long for the white hat, the gleaming kitchen, the fancy menu. But Nigeria-born Tunde Wey stumbled into a different version of the (American) chef's dream. He wanted to see the country and share the food of his West African childhood with friends and strangers along the way. So a few months ago, he packed up his knives and his spices at his home

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