Where are my socks?

For the past few months, I’ve wrestled with the idea of writing this post. A few months ago, I read a piece written by Nolan Finley titled, “Where are the black people?” The editorial took a look at black involvement in Detroit’s booming developments.  At first, I have to admit – and with no shade … Continue Reading →

Exploring Grand River's Creative Corridor

Grand River Avenue is filled with street art! Largely thanks to the Grand River Creative Corridor, which was launched in July 2012 by Derek Weaver, Grand River has over 100 murals painted on 15 different buildings. The area also has large outdoor paintings, covering a number of different themes. “The creative community is really thriving,” Weaver … Continue Reading →

Building a More Diverse Entrepreneurial Community

When we talk about opportunity in Detroit, we need to make sure we’re talking about opportunity for everyone. This is at the core of our organization, Bamboo Detroit, and many of the growing organizations serving Detroit’s grassroot entrepreneurs. An entrepreneur can come in any form. It’s the coffee shop owner down the street, the repair … Continue Reading →

Walk Detroit, Snap Photos, Win Prizes

Along with our partners at the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP), Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) is proud to announce, Walk Detroit; A call for Detroiters to park their cars and walk their city. We’ve placed more than 50 signs in the Downtown area, highlighting routes city goers can take to navigate construction and find new places … Continue Reading →

Things to see and do in Midtown

This video explores things to see and do in Midtown Detroit. Check out a map of all of the places highlighted in this video: Do you know another great place we should explore in Detroit? Let us know by posting on our DVoice page on Facebook, or by tweeting at us @DVoiceBlog on Twitter. … Continue Reading →

Calling All Cyclers

Bicycle owners all over town should keep up their excitement as Detroit continues to turn itself into a real cycler’s city. With the emergence of Shinola, popular rides like Slow Roll and Tour De Toit growing in numbers, and neighborhoods promoting bike lanes and repair stations, some new business owners have decided to get in … Continue Reading →

The District Detroit: A Hopeful Outlook

We have all talked and talked and TALKED about the rebuilding of Detroit. ENDLESSLY. But it is finally starting to feel like a city again and I am very hopeful. While there are still many things to be done (better schools, demolishing abandonment, etc.), there are big changes happening. I am in a no way … Continue Reading →

It's 7/11! Celebrate with a Slurpee!

Today is Free Slurpee Day! From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, 7-Eleven stores everywhere will be giving away one small sized Slurpee to every customer that asks (while supplies last of course). And according to a recent Detroit News article, Metro Detroiters consume more Slurpees than any other market in the nation. Faygo and Vernors … Continue Reading →

Journey to South Detroit with DXF

When was the last time you visited Windsor? Not since your 21st? Join us on our journey over the border this Sunday! On this tour, you’ll see major developments as well as unique shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and some of Windsor’s great historical sites. At DXF, we’re always coming up with new and exciting ways to … Continue Reading →