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One of the hottest mens fashion designers in the worls right now is opening a new store on Woodward.   John Varvatos, a Detroit native, says returning to the city is an exciting opportunity.    When asked if opening a store that sells $200+ T-shirts makes business sense in economically troubled city, he said he just has to go with his gut… Read more »

23 October 2014 | no comments | Featured, uncategorized

The Detroit Fire Department is known worldwide for getting the job done.    They simply know how to put out a fire better than anyone else.   Detroit 2020 followed a recruit through the Fire Academy, all the way to his first day on the job, and discovered a hero in the making back in his own neighborhood, on watch, keeping his… Read more »

15 October 2014 | no comments | Featured, uncategorized

It was mass to remember for parishioners at St. Francis D’Assisi Church in Southwest Detroit.    Every seat in the place was full for the 125the anniversary celebration, and ironically it was a new phenomenon that helped made the celebration of the Church’s history so special.  

14 October 2014 | no comments | Featured, uncategorized

Detroit is looking for volunteers to make sure neighborhoods are safe around Halloween.   The campaign is called Angels Night, and its an effort to stop arson fires in the neighborhoods.  Yellow roof lights will mark vehicles involved in the volunteer patrols The city is also setting up volunteer centers at the Butzel Family Center on Kercheval, Matrick Human Services on… Read more »

10 October 2014 | no comments | Featured, uncategorized

10 October 2014 | no comments | uncategorized

The state of Michigan is taking a different approach to saving a piece of local history.    They are considering putting into the hands of private developers.    Detroit 2020 reporter Dave LewAllen visited the fort in this video report

09 October 2014 | no comments | Featured, Issues, uncategorized

A cultural treasure in Southwest Detroit has a special mass planned for Sunday to celebrate their 125th Anniversary.  Detroit 2020 Photojournalist John Cilolino visited with parishioners and asked what makes their Church so special. St. Francis D’Assisi 125th Anniversary Celebration will be October 12, 2014.   A noon Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Allen Vigneron.   For information call (313) 894-5409… Read more »

08 October 2014 | no comments | Places, uncategorized

Much is written about the rebound of Detroit’s downtown and midtown,  By all accounts they are thriving.     But the transformation of neighborhoods is lagging behind.     However there are success stories,  Detroit 2020 reporter Brad Galli found an area of Hamtramck and Detroit that is thriving and immigrants are the engine of it’s success.

26 September 2014 | no comments | Featured, uncategorized

Detroit 2020 team member Chuck Stokes moderates a panel discussion on diversity at the Detroit Homecoming Event.

19 September 2014 | no comments | Featured, uncategorized

GM’s CEO Mary Barra made big news at the Detroit Homecoming.   GM will be building a new, high end Caddilac model at the their Hamtramck Assembly plant.

19 September 2014 | no comments | Featured, uncategorized