Detroit City News
August 8, 2014

Opportunity Detroit Radio: July Guest Highlights

By: Dawn Jamison

July literally came in with fireworks along with some awesome guests on the Opportunity Detroit radio show! Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza (Quicken Loans) want you to tune into WJR-760 AM every Friday night to find out…

Work Detroit
August 7, 2014

Get to Know Eastern Market’s Signal-Return

By: Nate Segall

I had the chance to sit down with Bryan Baker Signal-Return’s printer-in-residence. The moment you start talking letterpress with Bryan, you can feel his passion for the art of printing. A Hamtramck resident, Bryan started teaching workshops and classes at the studio two years ago, and he’s been with Signal-Return full time since February. Here’s Bryan’s take on this unique Detroit business.

Play Detroit
August 5, 2014

Craft Work

By: Aaron Vince

Nestled in the heart of Detroit’s West Village, Craft Work has help act as a springboard to an up and coming neighborhood between Belle Isle and Indian Village. Started by Hubert Yaro, co-owner of both Ronin Sushi and Commonwealth Cafe,…

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August 4, 2014

The QL Sports Zone Comes to Cadillac Square!

By: Lisa Schlosberg

What do a volleyball court and four basketball half-courts have in common? They’re now located in Campus Martius! It’s been an eventful summer for one of our city’s most cherished locations. We celebrated Detroit’s 313th birthday and Campus Martius Park’s…

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Brush Park Opportunity Detroit
August 1, 2014

Neighborhood Spotlight: Brush Park

By: Rachel Perschetz

Brush Park Overview A mix of apartment buildings and beautiful old homes, surrounded by wide open spaces, just steps from Downtown. The Lowdown Brush Park may be one of Detroit’s most fascinating spots. This neighborhood is sandwiched next to Midtown, Downtown, Eastern Market, and Lafayette…

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July 31, 2014

Wolf Moon Mixers

By: Rachel Perschetz

As critically-acclaimed artists who are responsible for large-scale art installations all over Detroit, Steve and Dorota Coy have been leaving their mark on the city for years. The husband and wife team relocated here from Hawaii in 2008, and Brush…

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Belle Isle Practice Center
July 30, 2014

From Beginners to Scratch Players, All Are Welcome at the Belle Isle Practice Center

By: Anthony Fontana

Dave Coy has seen it all in his 16 years working at the Belle Isle Practice Center. There was the time a Mexican Wolf escaped from the Belle Isle Nature Zoo and jumped into the river. On another occasion, President…

Detroit City News
July 28, 2014

Detroit: Reboot City

By: Melissa Campbell

Detroit took center stage during the recent 2014 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival in France. Jose Miguel Sokoloff, Mark Simon and Carl Craig hosted the Lowe Campbell Ewald presentation of “Detroit: Reboot City”. During the festival, these three creative champions…

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July 25, 2014

Wright & Company Gastropub Breathes New Life into Detroit’s Historic Wright-Kay Building

By: Victoria Araj

A new gathering place specializing in contemporary American small plates, craft cocktails, natural wines and Michigan beer has opened shop on the second floor of 1500 Woodward Avenue.