Daily Detroit Staff – Daily Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Wed, 05 Dec 2018 23:51:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 PODCAST: New Purpose Awards Aims To Highlight People Doing Good Work In Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/12/05/purpose-awards-detroit/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/12/05/purpose-awards-detroit/#respond Wed, 05 Dec 2018 23:49:51 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43759

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There are a lot of people doing good work in Detroit. Folks that put their shoulder to the wheel and are making things happen and making the community better.

But often, those folks don’t get as much recognition as they should.

That’s why Ryan Landau and Re:Purpose, a Detroit-based firm, started the Purpose Awards.

Ryan joins us on the show to to talk about them, why they exist, and who should apply. (there are also some great prizes, too. Who wouldn’t want a stay at the Foundation Hotel?)

If you want to get in on the action and nominate yourself, a friend or a coworker, visit: https://repurpose.co/michigan-purpose-award

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PODCAST: Michigan Central Depot Progress, Lame Duck Shenanigans & Lyft’s Most Popular Detroit Destinations http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/12/04/podcast-michigan-central-depot-progress-lame-duck-shenanigans-lyfts-most-popular-detroit-destinations/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/12/04/podcast-michigan-central-depot-progress-lame-duck-shenanigans-lyfts-most-popular-detroit-destinations/#respond Tue, 04 Dec 2018 23:44:55 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43751

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On today’s show:

Jer was back at Michigan Central Station today and checked in on the progress of the restoration and renovation as phase one kicks off.

The Michigan Legislature is taking up a set of controversial bills, most with the aim of blunting the voice of voters, watering down successful ballot initiatives and taking power away from the incoming Democrats.

The Fillmore is getting a new marquee and it’s the talk of the town, and maybe for not the right reasons. Sven adds history and context. Photo: https://www.facebook.com/acronymofficial/posts/1924719857564493

Ridesharing service Lyft has released the most popular destinations in Detroit. We break them down.

Remember we’re wherever your favorite podcasts are found.

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PODCAST: Jeep’s Gladiator Shines, Locally-Based Rivian Electric Cars Grabs Spotlight At L.A. Auto Show http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/12/03/podcast-jeeps-gladitor-shines-locally-based-rivian-electric-cars-grabs-spotlight-at-l-a-auto-show/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/12/03/podcast-jeeps-gladitor-shines-locally-based-rivian-electric-cars-grabs-spotlight-at-l-a-auto-show/#respond Mon, 03 Dec 2018 21:09:54 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43747

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In a very special episode of the podcast recorded on Noel Night at the Podcast Detroit studios in the Detroit Shipping Company:

  • We run down the Detroit contributions to the L.A. Auto Show
  • The Jeep Gladiator
  • And Rivian, a locally-based electric car company that emerged from obscurity to being the focus of all the buzz

Also, Sven Gustafson, Nuri Gocay and the team break down some of the major shifts ahead for the economy due to electrification, including the elimination of things like oil changes.

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5 Things To Know In Detroit Plus Shianne’s Noel Night Guide http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/27/5-things-to-know-in-detroit-plus-shiannes-noel-night-guide/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/27/5-things-to-know-in-detroit-plus-shiannes-noel-night-guide/#respond Tue, 27 Nov 2018 23:24:41 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43685

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On today’s show:

President Trump is taking aim at GM’s electric car incentives that were going to sunset anyway…

Ford’s incentives for their $740 million Corktown campus are approved…

Shield’s is opening in Midtown. Hat tip on that one.

The historic building that until recently was home to Cheli’s Chili Bar was sold to the Ilitches…

Detroit’s getting a new Welcome Center…

And Shianne Nocerini gives you her picks for Noel Night. It has new hours this year.

This show was recorded on November 27, 2018.

One more thing before I let you go. We have an event on December 1st. A live podcast at 5pm at the Detroit Shipping Company. More on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/292222641404385/

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PODCAST: Detroit City FC Is Becoming A Pro Soccer Team. Here’s What’s Next With Fletcher Sharpe http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/21/podcast-detroit-city-fc-is-becoming-a-pro-soccer-team-heres-whats-next-with-fletcher-sharpe/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/21/podcast-detroit-city-fc-is-becoming-a-pro-soccer-team-heres-whats-next-with-fletcher-sharpe/#respond Wed, 21 Nov 2018 21:19:43 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43647

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Detroit will get a professional soccer team, but in a different way than many expected. No, Major League Soccer isn’t coming to Detroit — not yet anyway — despite the efforts of Dan Gilbert and Pistons owner Tom Gores. Instead, the popular semi-pro club Detroit City FC has announced it will join a new pro league called the NPSL Founders Cup.

What does that mean for the team? The players? And what exactly is happening? To sort that out, soccer journalist and Daily Detroit contributor Fletcher Sharpe joins Sven Gustafson for an interesting conversation. And then we unpack the soccer landscape and talk about some key differences between the U.S. and the rest of the world when it comes to pro soccer.

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PODCAST: Behind Downtown Royal Oak’s New Ad Campaign With Mark Lantz http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/19/podcast-behind-downtown-royal-oaks-new-ad-campaign-with-mark-lantz/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/19/podcast-behind-downtown-royal-oaks-new-ad-campaign-with-mark-lantz/#respond Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:33:01 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43632

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There’s a lot of competition between Metro Detroit area downtowns lately. Detroit, Ferndale, Royal Oak and others are aiming for shoppers, diners and residents as urban centers and more dense living and shopping are now the hot thing not just here but across America.

For a time, Royal Oak was one of few downtown destinations in our area. Now, they’ve launched an ad and marketing campaign to get their share.

Mark Lantz (left) and Sven Gustafson (right) at Factory in downtown Royal Oak

That campaign is by Factory, an ad agency headed by Mark Lantz in downtown Detroit.

Sven Gustafson talked with Lantz – who has some pretty impressive credentials with the Pure Michigan campaign, among others – about bringing folks into downtown Royal Oak to shop at their many restaurants and stores, as well as one of the most common debates in car-crazy metro Detroit, where to park.

You can find Factory here: http://factorydetroit.com

And Downtown Royal Oak here: https://www.romi.gov/101/Downtown

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Michigan Named Top State For Fall Foliage Photography In Nation By Nikon http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/16/michigan-named-top-state-for-fall-foliage-photography-in-nation-by-nikon/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/16/michigan-named-top-state-for-fall-foliage-photography-in-nation-by-nikon/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:03:02 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43608 Mirror, mirror on the wall… which state is the best for photographing fall colors of them all?

Nikon, as part of their annual “Top Spot for Fall Foliage” campaign and contest, named Michigan as that state. It’s the third consecutive victory for the mitten state, although this year it was a close one.

New York came in second, and Colorado third.

The company received thousands of submissions from across the country on their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages with hashtags appropriate for each state. In our case, it was #NikonFallMI.

Here are few of the best of the best from Michigan. And yes, I’m partial to any picture that has a dog in it. That’s why I picked that one for the top.

If the shots below aren’t enough for you, you can view more of the submissions on the Nikon Facebook page.

Photo by Shannon Hart.
Photo by Madison Shealy.
Photo by Izzy Cagalawan.
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PODCAST: 6 Things To Know In Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/14/podcast-6-things-to-know-in-detroit/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/14/podcast-6-things-to-know-in-detroit/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:30:46 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43536
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Your show for November 14, 2018:

Greektown Casino will be sold to Penn National. Dan Gilbert’s going to take the cash and invest in more Detroit properties.

Two popular art pieces – one by Shepard Fairey, the other How & Nosm – on the side of a downtown building will be covered as part of an expansion.

The iconic Cadieux Cafe changes hands. We hear there still will be featherbowling.

Al Ameer gets Eater’s nod again as one of the best restaurants in America, and the only Michigan entrant

Atwater Brewery is launching a new stout that’s aged for a year in an oak barrel.

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The Area Burned By The Camp Fire In California Is The Size Of 1.5 Detroits http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/14/the-area-burned-by-the-camp-fire-in-california-is-the-size-of-1-5-detroits/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/14/the-area-burned-by-the-camp-fire-in-california-is-the-size-of-1-5-detroits/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:33:20 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43526 California is suffering the most deadly and devastating wildfire in the history of the state right now.

One of those is the Camp Fire. On a path to possibly be contained sometime by the end of the month, the fire has claimed 42 lives, burned 117,000 acres and destroyed the city of Paradise.

NBC News has created a neat interactive where you can drop the fire on anyone of 1,000 U.S. cities. You can check it out with any one of those cities in the country here (and many of Detroit’s suburbs like Sterling Heights and Warren). It’s stunning.

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Detroit’s Atwater Brewery Has A New Oak Barrel-Aged Black Imperial Stout http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/13/detroits-atwater-brewery-has-a-new-oak-barrel-aged-black-imperial-stout/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/13/detroits-atwater-brewery-has-a-new-oak-barrel-aged-black-imperial-stout/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:14:48 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43507 If you’re a fan of Atwater Brewery and dark beer, this one might be for you. Atwater Brewery’s new VJ Black Imperial Stout has, quoting their press release, “complex flavors of vanilla and coffee with more prominent bourbon and oak edges.”

Only 40 barrels of the new limited-run brew will be available. The beer was aged in oak barrels for a year.

It’ll be at some retails and sold at their three bars that, if you didn’t know, are located near the Detroit east riverfront on Jos Campau, Grosse Pointe Park, and out in Grand Rapids. They’ll sell them “over the counter” in four packs starting at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15.

“We put a lot of effort and a lot of pride in this new stout. We gave our brewers license to experiment. We  acquired just emptied Four Roses bourbon barrels and aged our stout in them for a full year to achieve the desired blend. The resulting liquid is absolutely amazing,” says Atwater owner Mark Rieth.

Custom label by artist Tony Roko.

The brewery says the new VJ Black Imperial Stout is a derivative of Atwater’s Vanilla Java Porter and is one of the only barrel aged beers produced entirely in Detroit.

Additionally, a new barrel aged Imperial Voodoovator in February.

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