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Build Institute Creates an Ecosystem of Entrepreneurs in Detroit - Opportunity Detroit
January 25, 2017

Build Institute Creates an Ecosystem of Entrepreneurs in Detroit

By: Allison Hendricks

Formed in January 2012 as a pilot project of D:hive, Build Institute, an entrepreneurial program, began as a welcome center and resource located on Woodward Avenue in the current Nike Detroit Community Store space. The welcome center included tours, provided…

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Parc Restaurant Brings Casual Midday and Night-Life Dining Option to Detroit - Opportunity Detroit
January 23, 2017

Parc Restaurant Brings Casual Midday and Night-Life Dining Option to Detroit

By: Allison Hendricks

Come as you are to downtown Detroit’s newest restaurant and bar: Parc, named after its location in Campus Martius Park and a tribute to Detroit’s French-European roots. The venue features a 270-degree view of downtown Detroit, with over 100 feet…

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Ponyride Series: Pingree Audio: A Speaker with Unique Sound - Opportunity Detroit
January 20, 2017

Ponyride Series: Pingree Audio: A Speaker with Unique Sound

By: Allison Hendricks

Tucked away in the corner of Ponyride, an incubator space in Detroit for entrepreneurs and artists, Paul Karas stands at a workstation tinkering with a small wooden box. Connecting a wire here and there and suddenly the room is reverberating…

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Meridian Winter Blast Features Fun Winter Events Jan. 20 –22 - Opportunity Detroit
January 18, 2017

Meridian Winter Blast Features Fun Winter Events Jan. 20 –22

By: Allison Hendricks

The annual Meridian Winter Blast (MWB) returns to downtown Detroit from Friday, January 20 – Sunday, January 22 for a lineup of fun winter activities, live entertainment and delicious local restaurants. Chemical Bank and Matrix Human Services team up every…

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Ponyride Series: Lazlo Creates Sustainable Fashion with a Social Mission - Opportunity Detroit
January 13, 2017

Ponyride Series: Lazlo Creates Sustainable Fashion with a Social Mission

By: Allison Hendricks

“I thought Detroit was probably the most interesting place in the world right now,” said Christian Birky, founder of Lazlo LLC. Lazlo, a sustainable men’s clothing line ethically sourced from natural cotton and locally manufactured by ex-inmates, is housed in…

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Warby Parker Sets Sights on Detroit with Designer Eyewear - Opportunity Detroit
January 13, 2017

Warby Parker Sets Sights on Detroit with Designer Eyewear

By: Allison Hendricks

This past November, Detroit welcomed a new addition to the historic Woodward Avenue: Warby Parker (WP), an in-house designer of high-quality and fashionable eyewear at an affordable price. Located at 1449 Woodward Ave., this hipster-esque store is one of a…

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LuminoCITY Lights Up Detroit in a Spectacular Display of Color and Sound - Opportunity Detroit
January 9, 2017

LuminoCITY Lights Up Detroit in a Spectacular Display of Color and Sound

By: Allison Hendricks

The holiday decorations might be starting to come down, but the spectacular spirit of light and color will continue with LuminoCITY Detroit, a large-scale, interactive art installation. Now until February 18, experience the 16 outdoor art pieces in and around…

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January 6, 2017

Detroit’s Annual North American International Auto Show Returns Jan. 8 – 22

By: Allison Hendricks

Hit the brakes! The Annual Detroit North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) returns to Cobo Center Detroit January 8 – 22 to pay homage to American automotive innovation. Now in the 29th year as an international event, we have your…

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The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run Drives from Boston to Detroit - Opportunity Detroit
January 4, 2017

The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run Drives from Boston to Detroit

By: Allison Hendricks

Shift into drive and get in gear for the 2017 event, The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run, a 12-day, 2,150 mile road rally from Boston to Detroit showcasing 100 years of automotive history. The name, “The Drive Home” (TDH)…