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Detroit Hosts the 62nd Annual NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner - Opportunity Detroit
April 14, 2017

Detroit Hosts the 62nd Annual NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner

By: Allison Hendricks

On Sunday, April 23 at 5:00 p.m., the Detroit NAACP Branch will host the 62nd annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner, a night where the community comes together to celebrate the NAACP’s many triumphs, recognize its tireless, century-long fight for…

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La Pecora Nera Opens Up Shop in Downtown Detroit - Opportunity Detroit
April 7, 2017

La Pecora Nera Opens Up Shop in Downtown Detroit

By: Allison Hendricks

Translating to “The Black Sheep,” La Pecora Nera, a new Italian deli located at 1514 Washington Boulevard, lives up to its name by selling fresh sandwiches, gelato and espresso in a hole-in-the-wall café in downtown Detroit. In fact, the restaurant…

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GoKid, Spatial and Waymark, Finalists at the Fourth-Annual Detroit Google Demo Day - Opportunity Detroit
March 31, 2017

GoKid, Spatial and Waymark, Finalists at the Fourth-Annual Detroit Google Demo Day

By: Allison Hendricks

Thursday evening, Grand Circus hosted the fourth-annual Detroit Google Demo Day, an event where startups pitch in front of a panel of judges, investors and Detroit peers. Each startup has three minutes to pitch, along with two minutes to answer…

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Men’s Retailer Bonobos Sets Up Guideshop on Woodward Avenue - Opportunity Detroit
March 2, 2017

Men’s Retailer Bonobos Sets Up Guideshop on Woodward Avenue

By: Allison Hendricks

New to the Woodward Avenue retail scene is Bonobos, an e-commerce-driven menswear brand that provides a personal customer service experience led by style experts, referred to as “Guides.” The 1,700 square-foot store, referred to as a “Guideshop,” offers shoppers the…

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Shake Shack Shakes Up Downtown Detroit with Grand Opening on Woodward Ave - Opportunity Detroit
March 1, 2017

Shake Shack Shakes Up Downtown Detroit with Grand Opening on Woodward Ave

By: Allison Hendricks

Downtown Detroit is quickly becoming a hot spot to grab a good burger and gather with friends. Just last summer, we celebrated the grand opening of Wahlburgers on Monroe Avenue. Thursday afternoon, we welcomed downtown Detroit’s newest burger bar: Shake…

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Detroit’s Going Vertical with Hudson Site Construction Plan - Opportunity Detroit
February 24, 2017

Detroit’s Going Vertical with Hudson Site Construction Plan

By: Allison Hendricks

Wednesday afternoon, Bedrock released renderings for the upcoming construction on the Hudson site, finally filling the hole in the heart of the city after 20 years. The two-acre site, former home of J.L Hudson’s Department Store, will sport a 734-foot…

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Naturalicious Provides All-Natural Beauty Products for All Hair Types- Opportunity Detroit
February 17, 2017

Naturalicious Provides All-Natural Beauty Products for All Hair Types

By: Allison Hendricks

“I started the company purely out of necessity,” said Gwen Jimmere, founder and CEO of Naturalicious, an all-natural hair and beauty company. A little over six years ago, Jimmere was pregnant with her son Caiden, all the while laid off…

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February 16, 2017

Grand Circus Graduates Poised for Professional Technology Careers

By: Allison Hendricks

The investment Grand Circus (GC) has in the city of Detroit extends beyond accessible technology bootcamps and IT programs; their passion for the next generation of technical professionals fuels the Detroit hustle and stimulates the city’s economy. Located at 1570…

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The Lip Bar: Indie Beauty Brand Born in Detroit - Opportunity Detroit
February 13, 2017

The Lip Bar: Indie Beauty Brand Born in Detroit

By: Allison Hendricks

“The Lip Bar didn’t start from a place of me loving beauty or being a makeup artist,” revealed Melissa Butler, founder of The Lip Bar. “It really started because I was frustrated with the beauty industry.” Butler, 30, born and…