Would a vineyard on Belle Isle work?

April 3, 2014
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Would a vineyard on Belle Isle work?

By Ayana Bryant-Weekes The giant slide, conservatory, aquarium, museum, casino, and brand new Indy Car racetrack – attractions that make Belle Isle a classic Detroiter’s get-away. In the land of Lions, Tigers and Coney Dogs, two local businessmen are planning to add a vineyard and winery to that Belle Isle Park experience. The initial...
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Hamtramck Banksy an April Fools’ Prank to Remember

April 2, 2014
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Hamtramck Banksy an April Fools’ Prank to Remember

Not to put too fine a point on it, but of course we knew all along that the “Banksy” that was spotted on Commor near Sobieski in Hamtramck was an April Fool’s Day gag. It was the handiwork of Hamtramck’s Hillary Cherry. Those who know her from her regular appearances at Hamtramck City Council...
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Steve Neavling falls for Metro Times’ April Fools’ prank

April 1, 2014
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It goes without saying that you should take anything you read on April Fools’ Day with a grain of salt. When we saw reports of a new Banksy painting springing up in Hamtramck on the Hamtramck Star today, we immediately recognized it as a joke, and decided to engage in a little April Fools’ prank...
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Abandoned Hospital could have Future as Pile of Rubble

April 1, 2014
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Abandoned Hospital could have Future as Pile of Rubble

As the heated discussion of the Detroit City Council’s approval for a new hockey arena continues to smolder, the fate of a historical structure on the other side of town remains uncertain. Though it has not been vacant long, the Herman Kiefer Health Complex may not have a chance at redevelopment, simply because the...
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Another side of ‘The Albert’

April 1, 2014
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Another side of ‘The Albert’

Katy Levy was taken aback after watching a promo video for the new upscale lofts being constructed inside an Albert Kahn-designed building in Capitol Park at 1214 Griswold now called “The Albert.” The video, a promotional tool clearly seeking to attract young, affluent people, made the rounds across local news sites last month. The...
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Detroit Among Most Underrated Food Cities in America

April 1, 2014
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Detroit Among Most Underrated Food Cities in America

Thrillist has posted a list of the seven most underrated food cities in America, naming Detroit as one of them. The post read, in part: Being in Detroit puts you in ridiculously close proximity to some of the most authentic, best-tasting food you’d normally need a passport to enjoy. With the proper research/guidance, it’s...
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Banksy tags Hamtramck

April 1, 2014
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  Banksy, the notorious international street artist, has again tagged a Detroit-area location, The Hamtramck Star reports. The painting appeared on the corner of Sobieski and Commor in Hamtramck. Like all of Banksy’s paintings, the message is cryptic — art experts believe it could possibly be a reference to the 555 Gallery removing a purported...
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is engaged

April 1, 2014
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is engaged

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford reportedly popped the question to longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall on Monday. Hall’s brother spilled the engagement beans on social media shortly afterward with a shout-out to his little sis and new brother-in-law: Congratulations to my little sister @kellybhall and Matthew @staff_9 on their engagement! Welcome to… http://t.co/XgFca2vAk8 — Chad...
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Greetings from Bankruptcy Court: Retiree Tales Vol. 1

April 1, 2014
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Greetings from Bankruptcy Court: Retiree Tales Vol. 1

The court docket for Detroit’s historic bankruptcy case is filled with a never-ending stream of legalese and detailed plans that intend to reshape the fundamental structure of the city. For city retirees, the impact of those plans may be immense: Under Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s currently proposed bankruptcy-exit plan, police and fire employees...
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Drunken Livonia driver stops at police station to use the bathroom, is immediately arrested

March 31, 2014
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In today’s bout of dumb criminal news, a drunken Livonia driver was arrested last night after stopping in at a police station to use the restroom. Various reports suggest that a 66-year-old man bumbled into a Washtenaw County police station around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday inquiring about the loo, when a township firefighter at...
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