Detroit Retail: Something for (not really) Everyone

I LOVE Detroit. I love the revitalized neighborhoods, I love the support of business owners, and I love that this city is making a huge comeback. That said, as new stores open and retail begins to roll back in, I can’t help but notice we are missing the most important consumers: the middle class. Now … Continue Reading →

New eats in Detroit

On the heels of releasing their picks for Detroit’s 11 best new restaurants of 2014, Detroiters have more than a few options for their next night out. The restaurant scene in Detroit has really taken off the past coule years and regardless of what your taste buds crave there’s sure to be something that … Continue Reading →

14 reasons I live in Detroit (part 3 of 5)

6. Walkability (and Bikeability) Yes, it’s possible to walk in the Motor City. I moved downtown 11 years ago and haven’t driven to work since. I can walk to reasons 1 – 5: Bars & Restaurants, Sporting events, Campus Martius, the Riverwalk and the Theater District. Plus if you haven’t noticed bicycling in Detroit is … Continue Reading →

14 reasons I live in Detroit (part 2 of 5)

3. Campus Martius Park Campus Martius Park was listed as one of the Top Ten Great Public Spaces in America. It has free concerts during lunchtime, after work and on Fourth Fridays and movie nights on Saturdays. Last summer they added a beach and the Beach Grill. This summer they added the QL Sports Zone with … Continue Reading →

How to properly play in Detroit

This past Friday, I spent the evening in Detroit. As the night progressed I realized that I was having the PERFECT night. There is so much to do in Detroit these days, and if you’re lucky enough, Bruce Weber will have the same plans. The night began at Willy’s & Shinola. Willy’s Detroit is the newest … Continue Reading →

Who has a right to history? In downtown Detroit, a tale of 5 statues

1. The Christopher Columbus Bust. Unless you have business in downtown Detroit that takes you to the edge of the Detroit River, and requires getting out of your car, you may not have noticed the bust just off the corner of Randolph and East Jefferson. Even if you did notice it, unless you went right … Continue Reading →

Downtown bar and restaurant challenge

As a lifelong Detroiter who has been living downtown for 11 years, I’ve found it amazing what you discover when you walk everywhere and get out of your routine, especially when it comes to places to eat and drink. There are new businesses that have just opened and older joints  that have been around for … Continue Reading →