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The resounding defeat of Proposal 6 clears one hurdle, and Governor Snyder and the Canadian government are pushing forward with the new international crossing. “The sooner we can build that bridge, the better off we are about creating jobs–so that was a great clear and resounding answer on Proposal 6,” Governor Snyder said. A next step involves permits and regulatory… Read more »

07 November 2012 | 1 comment | Featured, Issues

Kid Rock fans can hear his new song, “Detroit, Michigan” at michigan.org/kidrock through November 19th. Fans of Pure Michigan will also have the opportunity share their “Detroit Pride” as part of a contest on the Pure Michigan blog. The fourth track on his upcoming album, “Rebel Soul,” “Detroit, Michigan” chronicles many of Detroit’s musical superstars, including Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger and George Clinton, as well as icons like Rosa Parks and Henry Ford.

05 November 2012 | no comments | Featured, People, You

The 4731 Arts Incubator is in an old warehouse on Grand River that was designed by famous architect Albert Kahn.  The building houses studios for artists, a beauty salon, photography studios, even a church. Derek Weaver manages the building and always thought the area was pretty cool.  Then he read an article in Business Insider which called a tour of… Read more »

02 November 2012 | 1 comment | Featured, Person of the Week

John George’s effort to revitalize one Detroit neighborhood has hit a roadblock. His organization, Motor City Blight Busters, wants to tear down more homes, but can’t find out who owns them. The August BustUp was a big success. Our 7 Action News colleagues and a large group of viewers and social media friends teamed with Blight Busters to tear/take down… Read more »

01 November 2012 | 1 comment | Featured, Issues

Rock Vetures LLC will build 33,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and a 1,300 space parking garage in downtown Detroit’s Central Business District. The 535,000 square foot structure will be z-shaped and will zigzag from the corner of Broadway and East Grand River to the corner of Library and Gratiot. “Rock Ventures is developing the property to help… Read more »

01 November 2012 | no comments | Featured, Places

The official Detroit Christmas Tree has arrived! It came in under dark during the early morning in an unceremonious, very discreet, delivery to Campus Martius on a flatbed truck all the way from Manton, north of Cadillac. The tree weighs more than 10,000 pounds and tops out at 55 feet. It will be decked out in more than 18,000 lights…. Read more »

01 November 2012 | 1 comment | Events, Featured, Places

National outdoor retailer Moosejaw will open a retail store in downtown Detroit for the holiday shopping season on Thursday, November 1st. The store will be located at 1275 Woodward Avenue, between Grand River and State streets, next to Somerset Collection’s CityLoft. The Moosejaw Detroit shop will feature products from The North Face, Patagonia, Arc’Teryx, along with the newest line of… Read more »

31 October 2012 | no comments | Featured, Places

In the midst of World Series Game 4, while many Detroit fans may have felt a little dejected, there was a commercial designed to make Detroiters — and the world — look at our city in a new and positive light. A 60-second commercial, “Opportunity Made in Detroit” debuted during the game.  The commercial features the music and voice of… Read more »

29 October 2012 | no comments | Featured, Issues

Over the last 58 years the Dime bank building has had three name changes and hundreds of different tenants, but only one barber–Sam Zeolla. “You come here, you relax, you talk to Sam, and he remembers you,” said Bill Swor, who’s been getting his hair cut by Sam for nearly 30 years. “When I first started in this building, haircuts… Read more »

26 October 2012 | no comments | Featured, People, Person of the Week

D:hive is offering a series of free tours throughout the World Series this weekend in Detroit.  It’s a way for people from the city, and from out of town, to see what Detroit has to offer. The tours are free but space is limited so you should register to make sure you get a spot.  Click here to register. Here’s… Read more »

26 October 2012 | no comments | Events, Places