They say all politics is local. In Detroit, it seems most business is local too. There’s a great sense of pride in watching new ventures – for-profit or non-profit – spring up and succeed in this town. Often, it seems to be because the people behind these projects are neighbors, co-workers, friends of a friend, … Continue Reading →
It’s Opening Day! Today gives everyone in the Detroit area a little boost every year, and we hope you’ve found just the right way to celebrate the beginning of another Tigers season in the D. Check out Opening Day through the years here, and follow the News’ live blog of opening day all afternoon here. … Continue Reading →
To all Detroiters: Between now and April 13, you can apply for a part of the $3 million in grants the Knight Foundation is offering through its Knight Arts Challenge. The program grants money for projects that bring the city together through the arts, and specifically focus on improving Detroit. Rules: – The idea must … Continue Reading →
Thought we’d share this piece by Detroit News columnist Marney Rich Keenan on Alex Pereira, a real estate developer who refurbishes homes “after children’s stories that Pereira said reflects the enthusiasm and positive vibe from the city’s comeback.” Pereira’s work is brightening Detroit’s blighted streets one home at a time.
Policy conferences can be a little… er… boring. But the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Policy Conference is a bit more enjoyable than most! This Thursday the conference will take place at Motor City Casino, and promises a solid lineup of speakers and topics. Our editorial page editor Nolan Finley will be moderating a panel based on a theme many … Continue Reading →
Detroit’s Winter Blast is here again. The outdoor festival takes place today through Sunday right in the heart of downtown. Campus Martius will have ice sculptures, music stages, food, a snow slide, a dog sled and even a new Zip line. The News did a quick little preview, which you can watch here. One thing is … Continue Reading →
We’ve been ruminating over here at DVoice for some time on Detroit’s potential to rebound. Signs of progress are around us, but no one denies the massive challenges that lie ahead if the city is to truly become all that it could be — a thriving, world-class destination for businesses, families, visitors and new ideas. … Continue Reading →
Chicken and waffles is movin’ on up — to Detroit. For Detroiters who haven’t had the delectable treat before are in for a pleasant surprise at Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles, which Detroit Eater reported that its soft launch is happening today. This traditionally Southern dish is a unique addition to Detroit’s food scene, and we’re … Continue Reading →
Happy Monday! We thought we’d share this great little post on Belle Isle and its future from “The Toast.” This former Detroiter, now New Yorker, takes her son to the island while they’re in town. Her experience is a refreshing look at Detroit’s past and its future, which might not include all the elements of … Continue Reading →
DVoice will be at the North American International Auto Show early this week, covering the latest with the Motor City’s hometown industry. Below are a couple of the latest models rolling out to be showcased. Much of the show so far features performance vehicles that are increasingly fuel efficient.