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May 7, 2014

2 Women 4 Wheels Explores Detroit by Bike and Bus

By: Victoria Araj

Julie Funke may work in nonprofit finance, but her other passion – telling the story of what it’s like to navigate Detroit and southeast Michigan via bike and bus – piqued our interest here at Opportunity Detroit. Learn more about 2 Women 4 Wheels, the blog site she maintains with friend Melissa Damaschke, which talks about bus and bike adventures around the Motor City.

Work Detroit
May 6, 2014

Homes Eyewear - Sunglasses Made in Detroit

By: Aaron Vince

Achille Bianchi is a charismatic, goal-determined, 28-year-old, die-hard Detroiter. A little less than a year ago, Achille came up with an awesome concept that would allow the wood from vacated homes to one day serve a purpose again. Since then Bianchi has…

Detroit City News
May 5, 2014

Opportunity Detroit Radio: April Guest Highlights

By: Dawn Jamison

In case you missed it, April brought rain showers along with a lot of cool, new guests to the Opportunity Detroit radio show. If you tune into WJR-760 AM tonight at 7:00 p.m., you’ll hear Paul W. Smith (WJR) and…

Detroit City News
May 2, 2014

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Detroit

By: Miranda Crace

No one does Cinco de Mayo like Detroit does! Don’t let the fact that the holiday falls on a Monday deter you; Detroit’s going to be celebrating all weekend! From bars and parades to bike rides, there’s something for everyone…

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May 1, 2014

Mother's Day Brunch: 10 Detroit Restaurant Options to Treat Mom

By: Victoria Araj

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11, and it’s a day to honor your mom, grandma, aunt, godmother and any motherly figure in your life. You can start by singing the Michael Jackson classic, “The Lady in My Life,” but you…

Live Detroit
April 30, 2014

Get Stylish at a Downtown Hair or Nail Shop

By: Dawn Jamison

I lived in downtown Detroit for more than a year, and during that time I had a tough time finding nearby nail and hair shops. It was a major inconvenience to drive 15 minutes outside of the downtown area just…

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April 29, 2014

Your Downtown Detroit Daycare Options

By: Christine Bilger

You might be hesitant about sending your kid to a downtown daycare, but speaking from experience, I can tell you that there’s absolutely nothing to be afraid of. My son used to attend daycare in Novi, but having him downtown…

Live Detroit
April 28, 2014

E & L Supermercado

By: Rachel Perschetz

Although the city of Detroit is home to a wide variety of high-quality, independent grocery shops, the myth that Detroit has no grocery stores persists. Southwest Detroit alone is home to some of the region’s most exciting markets. And E &…

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April 25, 2014

Musician Spotlight: Greater Alexander

By: Miranda Crace

Local singer/songwriter Greater Alexander is making waves in the music industry. Being a singer/songwriter in Detroit isn’t always easy, but that hasn’t deterred this bearded philosopher. Often compared to Cat Stevens and Jack Johnson, his raw, natural style has garnered…