Detroit City News
July 22, 2021

The Tech Hub of The Midwest II

By: Jeff Brown

What does it mean to be the “Tech Hub of the Midwest?” Well, to quote a recent video about Detroit’s resurgence, “dream-chasers built Detroit.” The Motor City was built on the backs of innovators who had big ideas and more…

Detroit City News
July 15, 2021

Detroit’s Creative Scene Though the Eyes of a Creative


If I had to choose one word to describe Detroit’s creative scene, it would be hustle. Hustle: “To work rapidly or energetically.” – Hustle isn’t a new word to the people of Detroit. As a city that was, in…

Detroit City News
June 28, 2021

Changing the Course.

By: Heather Matty (SINAWE)

The 3rd Annual Rocket Mortgage Classic is starting in just 3 days! As I grew up in Detroit and eventually landed a job in the city with Rock Ventures, I began to learn how much Detroit had transformed over the…

Detroit City News
June 23, 2021

Monroe Street Midway

By: Sam West

Roller skating. New murals. Pickup basketball. Food trucks. DJs. Smiling faces… All in the same spot? That’s right.   In downtown Detroit? You’ve got it.   Worth the trip? 100000%.  That’s the beauty of the Monroe Street Midway– it’s fresh, new and there’s something…

Detroit City News
June 16, 2021

Father, Entrepreneur, Detroiter.

By: Dennis Archer Jr.

First, and by far foremost, I love my two sons, Dennis III (Trey) and Chase. We are a very close family. I love being an entrepreneur, and I love what we have created at Central Kitchen + Bar, a community,…

Detroit City News
June 9, 2021

2021 Grand Prix


I was promptly met with construction cones when riding my bike across the Belle Isle bridge last Friday. I was instantly hit with a wave of disappointment, thinking that park rangers were about to close the entrance to Belle Isle…

Detroit City News
May 25, 2021

My first time on the Dequindre Cut

By: Aaron Walker

Recently, the Opportunity Detroit Ambassadors asked me to join them for a bike ride on the Dequindre Cut Greenway. As an avid cyclist and all-around bike nerd, I jumped at the chance to see what riding is like in the…

Detroit City News
May 13, 2021

Heidelberg Street


Just down Gratiot Ave. on the east side of Detroit, sits Heidelberg Street. Situated in Detroit’s McDougall-Hunt neighborhood, the street was known as a predominately black neighborhood home to automobile and manufacturing workers following World War II. Like many of…

Detroit City News
April 29, 2021

Detroit’s Historic Broadway Avenue


Manhattan, Nashville, Chicago, and Detroit. While these cities are spread across the United States, they have one thing in common. Broadway. Though the word simply means, “a large open or main road,” the term has come to represent much more.…