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Satisfying Detroit’s Sweet Tooth - Opportunity Detroit Blog
February 10, 2017

Satisfying Detroit’s Sweet Tooth

By: Miranda Crace

Sweets and baked goods have a way of making you feel special. Whether you’re buying them as a gift or looking to treat yourself, indulging your sweet tooth always feels good. But they’re not just sugar and spice and everything…

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4 Gyms in Detroit to Beat Your New Year’s Resolution Slump - Opportunity Detroit
February 6, 2017

4 Gyms in Detroit to Beat Your New Year’s Resolution Slump

By: Allison Hendricks

We all know the crushing reality that comes at the beginning of every February. You start to slip in a slump when it comes to your workout routine, and slowly stop attending those morning sweat sessions at the gym. In…

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February 4, 2017

Ponyride Series: Playground Detroit Merges Innovation with Creativity

By: Allison Hendricks

Samantha Schefman and Paulina Petkoski are the classic Detroit story of returning to your roots. The two former New York City residents moved to the Motor City to start a concept of creativity and community for Detroit artists, musicians and entrepreneurs:…

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Microsoft Announces Move of Technology Center to Downtown Detroit - Opportunity Detroit
February 3, 2017

Microsoft Announces Move of Technology Center to Downtown Detroit

By: Allison Hendricks

“Another great day here in Detroit,” exclaimed Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans. “It seems like everyday there’s another great announcement.” Standing alongside Mayor Mike Duggan, Bedrock CEO Jim Ketai, and Microsoft executives, Gilbert announced the relocation of…

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Cupid’s Undie Run Encourages Participants to “Bare” the Cold - Opportunity Detroit
February 1, 2017

Cupid’s Undie Run Encourages Participants to “Bare” the Cold

By: Allison Hendricks

Get ready to bare it all as Cupid’s Undie Run returns to Detroit, Saturday, February 11 at The Fillmore. Notorious for their unique display of attire, Undie runners strut their stuff in their bedroom’s best while running a “brief” (get…

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Shinola Hotel Breaks Ground at 1400 Woodward Ave - Opportunity Detroit
January 31, 2017

Shinola Hotel Breaks Ground at 1400 Woodward Ave

By: Allison Hendricks

Bang! A construction worker slams a sledgehammer into a brick wall of 1400 Woodward Ave. and groundwork for The Shinola Hotel begins. As the first hotel for Bedrock and Shinola, this early 20th-century retail building will host eight floors and…

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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…