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Why I moved to Detroit: a repository for random cool things going on here
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The Grand Lobbies of Detroit

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Nothing stops Detroit! - Malte Jaeger - Photographer

Nothing stops Detroit! - Malte Jaeger - Photographer | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
Detroit was the American nightmare: abandoned, neglected, extremely dangerous. But now americas former motorcity gets it‘s motor running again. Between wastelands and industrial ruins a young avant-garde invents new business models – and shares them with each other and the world. I went to Detroit in June 2014 for Lufthansas …
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10 Forward-Thinking Entrepreneurs Based in Detroit

10 Forward-Thinking Entrepreneurs Based in Detroit | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
The entreprenurial spirit of Detroit is alive and well, as evident by the success of these business creators and community builders.
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Commentary: Shinola Misses the Point With Marketing of Special Pocket Watch

Commentary: Shinola Misses the Point With Marketing of Special Pocket Watch | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
Local student Jillian Gordner thinks Shinola shouldn't use the Model T Ford to help market a limited edition of a pocket watch that sells for $1,000.
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So true

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Antietam owner says he has it right this time for restaurant reopening

Antietam owner says he has it right this time for restaurant reopening | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
Gregory Holm will reopen his Art Deco-style restaurant on Friday with a better appreciation for the difficulties of running a restaurant.
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This Century-Old Detroit Building Is Now the Cadillac of Office Spaces

This Century-Old Detroit Building Is Now the Cadillac of Office Spaces | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
The news that Cadillac is moving its Detroit headquarters to New York City delivered quite a blow to Detroit's ongoing rebirth. Especially considering Cadillac's advertising agency is a shining example of that rebirth: It's housed in a gorgeous new office in a salvaged 100-year-old building, proof that sticking it out in Detroit and can be beautiful and smart.
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No, New York Times, Detroit Is Not An 'Urban Wasteland.' And Here's Why.

No, New York Times, Detroit Is Not An 'Urban Wasteland.' And Here's Why. | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
If you're from Detroit, you learn to get used to people talking about your beloved city as if it's in a post-apocalyptic dystopian movie. But the misconception still stings, especially when it comes from The New York Times.

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Detroit Resort City: Is OABI North America's Next Great Water Sports Event? - Ashore Detroit

Detroit Resort City: Is OABI North America's Next Great Water Sports Event? - Ashore Detroit | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
In early 2014, while the City of Detroit struggled through the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of North America, the gutsy entrepreneurs behind Green Veil Outdoor: Joe Choma, Larry Balone and Shawn Riley decided to double-down and invest in a boutique beach fest that they hoped would appeal not only to hardcore stand up paddlers but also to kayakers, rowers and those who were completely  Continue Reading »
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Mongo: 'The Two Faces of Detroit: One White, One Black'

Mongo: 'The Two Faces of Detroit: One White, One Black' | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
"What's going to happen when police see groups of black people walking the streets late at night? Are they going to assume these folks don't belong?" Adolph Mongo writes.
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Detroit Mass Mob's next stop: St. Albertus this Sunday

On Sunday, the Detroit Mass Mob movement will gather for mass at St. Albertus Church, the latest stop in the movement's effort to showcase and raise funds for the city's struggling historic churches.
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Get to Know Eastern Market’s Signal-Return | Opportunity Detroit

Get to Know Eastern Market’s Signal-Return | Opportunity Detroit | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
Located in Detroit’s incredibly unique Eastern Market, Signal-Return welcomes you in with a large yellow finger pointing toward the entrance.
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The Seafoam Palace: Opening a Museum for the Curious in Detroit

The Seafoam Palace: Opening a Museum for the Curious in Detroit | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
A group of artists and urban explorers are taking on the ambitious task of transforming a deteriorated building in Detroit into a museum of curiosity.
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Retailers in downtown site face eviction after 30 years

Retailers in downtown site face eviction after 30 years | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
"It's not the bad times that killed us, it's the good times," Larry Mongo says
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Detroit Artist: Actually, Detroit Isn’t So Cheap – Next City

Detroit Artist: Actually, Detroit Isn’t So Cheap – Next City | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
“I thought Detroit was the place that would allow me to pursue my art and yet somehow escape my ‘starving artist’ status.”
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Sad but true.

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A Tale of Three: Analog Art in a Digital World

A Tale of Three:  Analog Art in a Digital World | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
With most of what we read today appearing on computers, tablets, e-readers, and phone screens, many are tempted to declare that print culture is dead. Except for specialized practices, printing mos...
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Tax-foreclosure crisis looming as lawmakers set to act

Tax-foreclosure crisis looming as lawmakers set to act | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
Michigan's top officials are watching for action on bills to help tens of thousands of homeowners in Detroit and across metro Detroit avoid evictions.
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Detroit still has a long road to recovery ahead

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Antietam Readies for Black Friday Opening With Talented New Staff

Meet Antietam's new triplet of talent.
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'Encore entrepreneurs' add vibrance to Detroit's small business scene

'Encore entrepreneurs' add vibrance to Detroit's small business scene | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
Young hipsters aren't the only people starting businesses in Midtown and downtown Detroit. Meet some of the city's 'encore entrepreneurs.'
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That's my rowing instructor!!  

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Trolley helps ring up business in Grosse Pointes

Trolley helps ring up business in Grosse Pointes | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
Grosse Pointe, Farms, Park, trolley, Kercheval
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One of the reasons GP tried this was to avoid building more parking lots.  Are you listening, Detroit?

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Detroit City Distillery

Detroit City Distillery | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
Detroit City Distillery is a spirits distillery and tasting room located in the historic Eastern Market of Detroit. We produce quality whiskey, bourbon, vodka and gin and...
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Yamasaki's Most Important Architecture In & Around Detroit

Yamasaki's Most Important Architecture In & Around Detroit | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
This post was authored by Dale Allen Gyure, Ph.D., a Professor of Architecture at Lawrence Tech University and a member of the Michigan State Historic Preservation Review Board. He is...
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The summer of demos: One-day protected bike lanes sweep across America

The summer of demos: One-day protected bike lanes sweep across America | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
This is what a tipping point looks like.
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Detroit next?

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Why Can't More Cities Be Like Detroit? -- EPA

Why Can't More Cities Be Like Detroit?  --  EPA | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
The Environmental Protection Agency hopes Detroit's "steps to broadly transform vacant properties may be applicable in other Legacy Cities that have neighborhood challenges similar to Detroit’s."
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Five Reasons to Take Your Kids to Detroit - Traveling Dad

Five Reasons to Take Your Kids to Detroit - Traveling Dad | Detroit Dreaming | Scoop.it
As a particularly cold and relentless Connecticut winter finally cracked, a friend asked the innocent question, “So, do you have plans for a summer vacation?” “Yes, in fact we’re doing something really interesting,”I said, excited to share and sure I had the summer plan that none of my friends could top. “I’m packing up the …
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