Detroit Riverwalk west extension opens from Riverfront Towers to Rosa Parks

July 24, 2014
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Detroit Riverwalk west extension opens from Riverfront Towers to Rosa Parks

Dogs of Detroit have new territory to trot: Yesterday, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy held a soft opening for a 20-acre westward extension of the Riverwalk. Part of a planned two-mile track of the West Riverwalk, the new span runs from the Riverfront Towers to Rosa Parks Boulevard, says Mark Pasco, director of communications for the conservancy. “It’s...
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DWSD to host water fair in wake of 15 day moratorium on Detroit water shutoffs

July 22, 2014
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DWSD to host water fair in wake of 15 day moratorium on Detroit water shutoffs

In light of worldwide attention on its efforts to cut water service for thousands of Detroit residents, the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department said today it would host a Water Affordability Fair on August 2nd to explain options available to those facing financial hardship. DWSD officials said in a news release today the fair...
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Thrillist Names Detroit’s Motz’s Burgers Among Best in Nation

July 22, 2014
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The folks at Thrillist have again compiled their annual list of the nation’s best burgers, and Southeast Michigan, it seems, is well represented. Ranking alongside joints in major cities such as New York and L.A., is Detroit’s own Motz’s Burgers, hailed specifically for its Double Cheeseburger Slider. Via Thrillist: There’s nothing remarkable about the...
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Just to clarify, Olympia hasn’t ‘finalized’ financing details on promised Detroit ancillary development — yet

July 21, 2014
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Just to clarify, Olympia hasn’t ‘finalized’ financing details on promised Detroit ancillary development — yet

Yesterday, the Detroit Free Press and Crain’s Detroit Business reported on the remarkable concept Olympia Development of Michigan, the real estate arm of Detroit Red Wings owner Ilitch Holdings Inc., has developed for the proposed “catalyst development project.” (The basics of the project can be found here.) Baked into the details offered by the Freep was this: Arena plans...
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More than 1,000 people demonstrate in downtown against Detroit water shutoffs

July 18, 2014
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More than 1,000 people demonstrate in downtown against Detroit water shutoffs

More than 1,000 people took to the streets of downtown Detroit to protest against the city’s ongoing water shutoff initiative, while a number of civil rights organizations formally called for a moratorium on the practice. The protest was organized amid a time Detroit’s water shutoffs have attracted considerable international attention, as well as from the...
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State denies company permit to store petcoke along Detroit River

July 17, 2014
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State denies company permit to store petcoke along Detroit River

Last year, a company plainly called Detroit Bulk Storage caused a stir for storing petroleum coke along the Detroit River. Commonly known as “petcoke,” no one seemed to have a clue what sort of environmental impact the byproduct had on the community. Perhaps rightly so, that made plenty of residents and officials nervous. Nevertheless, after former Mayor...
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Here is (mostly) everything you need to know about M-1 Rail and its construction in Detroit

July 16, 2014
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Here is (mostly) everything you need to know about M-1 Rail and its construction in Detroit

In the coming weeks, construction of the long-awaited M-1 Rail streetcar in Detroit will commence. We know what you’re thinking: What does that mean? Where will I park? Will I still be able to make it to the Motley Crue show at Joe Louis Arena? (Frankly, why’d you even buy a ticket for Motley Crue?) So...
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Check out Dretraxx’s old-school techno and house choice cuts

July 16, 2014
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The third Friday of every month, DJ Andrew Schireson (aka Dretraxx) hosts Body Worx, an old-school techno, house, and UK garage night at Temple Bar.  Schireson says the playlists of the groundbreaking Detroit radio DJ The Electrifying Mojo shapes his sets at Body Worx. “The music on Mojo’s show would have unapologetic dance tunes well...
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Detroit Tours to host scavenger hunt for Detroit’s 313th birthday

July 16, 2014
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This year marks Detroit’s 313th birthday, which is a coincidence that is pretty insignificant except for the fact that it’s kind of cute. Keeping with the cute vibes, the Detroit Bus Company will host a scavenger hunt on Saturday, July 26. Interested Detroit historians can sign up in teams of up to four, or go...
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Detroit bankruptcy judge: DWSD water shutoffs causing ‘bad publicity’ for city

July 15, 2014
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Detroit bankruptcy judge: DWSD water shutoffs causing ‘bad publicity’ for city

The U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing Detroit’s Chapter 9 case today called upon the city’s water department to enact a better plan to inform residents who face imminent shutoffs. Addressing Darryl Latimer, deputy director of the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department, Judge Steven Rhodes said the water shutoffs, which began in March, have caused “a...
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