Shianne Nocerini – Daily Detroit What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:02:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New MoGo Bike Station Going In At Rosa Parks Boulevard And Michigan Avenue Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:47:41 +0000 Corktown is getting a new MoGo bike station thanks to help from the Ford Motor Company.

This will be MoGo’s first so-called “light” station. That means it will not have a payment kiosk. Riders can purchase a daily pass or get a a code to unlock a bike by using the Transit app.

The new station is located on the corner of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Michigan Avenue, near one of their buildings called “The Factory.” Its location will help connect people to Corktown, Downtown, and West Riverfront Park.

This is the 44th station for the bike sharing program that recently announced expansion outside of greater downtown to the Six and Livernois area, and into Ferndale and Royal Oak in the suburbs.

This story originally appeared in the Daily Detroit Podcast.

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Your City 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Detroit: October 19-21 Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:27:14 +0000 Let’s look ahead to this weekend in Detroit. There are a ton of fun things happening around Detroit. I have a feeling I might be at the Senate Theater on Saturday night. So if you see me, be sure to say hello.

Scary Classic Movies

Can I tell you a secret about myself? I really don’t like very many horror movies. I don’t really like gore for the sake of gore, so movies like Nightmare on Elm Street or Halloween are out.

The movies that really scare me are the ones that deal with possession, the Devil, or the occult. Give me The Omen or The Exorcist any day.

That’s why this weekend is so awesome. The Senate and Redford Theatres are both showing some of my favorite horror movies just in time for Halloween.

The Senate Theater will be showing The Exorcist on Friday night and The Shining on Saturday night. Both shows start at 8 p.m.

The Redford Theatre will be showing Rosemary’s Baby on Friday evening. The show starts at 8 p.m.

The best part is that tickets for both movie theaters are only $5 a person. What a bargain!

The Senate Theater is located at 6424 Michigan Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48210

The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser Road Detroit, Michigan 48219

Detroit Touch A Truck on the Detroit Riverfront

Looking to get those kids outdoors for a bit this weekend but aren’t really sure where to go?

The Detroit Riverfront will be holding another Detroit Touch A Truck event in West Riverfront Park.

The event will have over 25 different large trucks that kids of all ages can climb on and explore. What kid doesn’t like trucks?

There will also be arts and crafts for the kids to do.

The event is free, but you do need to register online.

Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

West Riverfront Park is located at 1801 West Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48216

Big Game: MSU vs. U of M Tailgate Party at Beacon Park

It’s rivalry weekend in collage football land. Michigan State is playing Michigan at the Big House on Saturday.

Even if you don’t have tickets to game this Saturday you can still go out and have a good time at Beacon Park.

The DTE Beacon Park Foundation and Downtown Detroit Partnership is putting on a family friendly tailgate party.

The game will be shown on the big screen inside a heated tent. There will be a DJ, corn hole tournament, lawn fowling, ticket giveaways, and prizes.

The event is free to attend. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Game kick off is at 12 p.m.

Beacon Park is located at 1901 Grand River Detroit, MI 48226

P.S. For what it’s worth, I’m much more invested in the Central vs. Western game this weekend. Go Chips!

In Dreams: Roy Orbison Hologram Tour 

If you didn’t get a chance to see Roy Orbison before he died in 1988, now is your chance…sort of.

To be honest, this whole hologram thing sounds bananas. But I’m still intrigued, mainly because I do love Roy Orbison.

Roy Orbison’s hologram will be joined by a live orchestra and will play his iconic music.

So, if you’re looking for something different to do on Saturday night I’m going to put my stamp on this.

Surprisingly tickets are pretty reasonable, even for an event at the Fox.

Saturday, October 20 at 8 p.m.

The Fox Theatre is located at 2211 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

Detroit Vintage Market Bazaar 

I love a good vintage market, and this Sunday the Detroit Vintage Market Bazaar will be in Shed 5 at Eastern Market. There will be a bunch of different vendors with all of their treasures for sale.

You never really know what you’re going to find at a market like this. Maybe you’ll find that perfect piece of antique glass that will fit into your collection. Or maybe you’re looking for a beautiful piece of midcentury modern furniture.

The event is free to attend, but I’d still bring plenty of cash for the vendors.

Sunday, October 21 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Eastern Market is located at 2934 Russell Street Detroit, Michigan 48207


One More College Football Tailgating Opportunity

Second Best is throwing a little tailgating party for the MSU vs. U of M game as well.

So, if you’re looking for one more place to watch the game head over there.

In addition to the bar being open they will also have tents and extra televisions in the parking lot outside.

There will be plenty of food and drinks.

Saturday, October 20 starting at 11 a.m.

Second Best is located at 42 Watson Street Detroit, Michigan 48201 


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Detroit Mini Donut Starts IndieGoGo Campaign For New Brick And Mortar Location Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:38:27 +0000 Here’s a Detroit small business trying to make a brick and mortar space happen. Detroit Mini Donut has launched their crowdfunding campaign to move into a space on East Grand River in downtown Detroit.

Detroit Mini Donut was started by Karen Hudson and Karla Willis about seven years ago. Until now, they’ve sold out of tents and trailers.

The money will go toward renovating the space, licensing, training and other costs to get started properly.

The Indiegogo campaign has a flexible goal of $125,000 and lots of tasty donut rewards.

This story originally appeared in the Daily Detroit podcast:

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Photos: Check Out The New Madewell Store Downtown Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:31:32 +0000 The upscale clothing retailer Madewell has opened up a new store in the newly redeveloped Shinola Block in downtown Detroit. That’s on Woodward in a row of historic buildings where the new Shinola Hotel is going in.

What’s neat about this location is that they sell some goods from Detroit-area artisans, including Tait Design, Worthwhile Paper, and Salt Textile Studio.

Local artist Ellen Rutt created the window designs.

In addition to the clothing Madewell also carries shoes, leather bags, and accessories.

Madewell is a chain known, in part, for their “denim bar” of blue jeans. This is the 124th store for the New York based retailer.

This story originally appeared in the Daily Detroit Podcast

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Canadian-Based Bread Meats Bread Won’t Be Opening In Detroit Due To Visa Issues Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:28:02 +0000 A visa denial has stymied plans for Windsor-based Bread Meats Bread.

The owners were planning on locating their sandwich shop in the Detroit Shipping Company.

A social media post says that owners were denied a visa, and so the project is off.

“It is with a heavy heart and a sad stomach that we announce Bread Meats Bread will not be joining our roster of restaurants. After a significant investment and a prolonged and dedicated effort to obtain their visa (they’re from Windsor), they were denied and have had to withdraw. We blame the Trump-Trudeau beef.”

Bread Meats Bread continues on with their Windsor location.

Here’s where you could come in. The owners of the Detroit Shipping Company are looking for a new vendor to fill the space.

If you want to be that guy or gal you can find out more information here.

The Detroit Shipping Company is located at 474 Peterboro in Detroit. A version of this story originally appeared in the Daily Detroit Podcast.

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Davenport University Opening New Center One Campus In 2019 Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:47:36 +0000 Davenport University is moving its Livonia campus to the city of Detroit, and they’re doing it in the New Center One Building.

They’ll renovate the first floor of the structure on Grand Boulevard across the street from the iconic Fisher Building.

Starting in January 2019, the 12,000 square-foot Detroit campus will offer 31 courses in business, health care, technology and urban education. Davenport is a non-profit private University with about 7,500 students.

Approximately 2,000 students each semester will be served in the New Center One location.

The classes will be for both students graduating from high school and adults looking to further their careers.

They’re enrolling now. You can find more information about Davenport University here.

This story originally appeared on the Daily Detroit podcast:

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Grand Prix To Make Scott Fountain More Accessible, Move Grandstands In 2019 Fri, 05 Oct 2018 16:00:10 +0000

This story first appeared in the Daily Detroit podcast.

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle will see some changes in 2019.

Most notably, access to the famous Scott Fountain will now be available for all fans. In most previous years, the fountain was isolated behind sponsor chalets, and last year it was the site of the winner’s circle ceremonies.

Here’s a high level overview of the other changes.

Grandstand one moves to the driver’s left side of the track across from pit lane.

Turn three has added an additional grandstand.

Grandstand 7 moves out of the way of the new Oudolf garden and will be relocated to the horseshoe at Turn 7. It will be general admission.

However, a fan favorite will not be making a return. The SST series, the stadium super trucks is not coming back to Detroit for 2019.

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Mongers’ Provisions To Open A Second Cheese And Chocolate Shop In Midtown This November Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:51:36 +0000

This story originally appeared in the Daily Detroit podcast.

Lovers of cheese and chocolate will have a new place to satiate their cravings in Midtown.

Mongers’ Provisions, a store by the folks who own Provisions in Ferndale, plans to open in November at 4240 Cass, between Willis and Canfield. Owners Zach Berg and William Werner will sell a rotating selection of domestic and imported cheeses as well as globally sourced chocolate and charcuterie.

They’re also going to sell what they call “complimentary” products and offer tastings and classes. They’ll also sell fresh and frozen meat from Farm Field Table.

The Midtown store will be bigger than their Ferndale location. In Midtown they’ll have a little more than 1,000 square feet.

Both founders are boomerangs to Metro Detroit after spending time in California. Werner previously worked as a manager for Gayle’s Chocolates in Royal Oak and has traveled the world to study chocolate. Berg started in kosher catering and eventually moved on to Zingerman’s Deli before attending culinary school at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.

The pair are graduates of business development programs in Detroit, including Techtown Detroit’s Retail Boot Camp and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business project in Detroit.

The new store’s hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday thru Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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Peacock Room To Open Pop-Up Shop In The Detroit Opera House Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:51:38 +0000 The popular Peacock Room will be opening a new pop-up shop in the Detroit Opera House. The pop-up will go through the current season of the Michigan Opera Theatre.

The store is known for vintage style women’s clothing, accessories, stationary and gifts. The Peacock Room has two locations in Detroit in Fisher Building and Park Shelton.

Owner Rachel Lutz will stock the pop-up shop with everything you could possibly need to jazz up your opera attire.

There will be gloves, hats, fashion accessories, tiaras, opera glasses, and vintage-inspired jewelry from antique molds. You will also be able to pick up Michigan Opera Theatre brand favorites and CD’s. She will also include theme items depending on the performance at the time.

Throughout the season the Peacock Room will bring in local artists who will offer portrait opportunities.

The shop will be located in the Ford Lobby an hour before each performance, as well as during intermission and after the show.

You can find the schedule of the Michigan Opera Theatre performances here.

I know I’m looking forward to Leonard Bernstein’s Candide in March.

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Your City 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Detroit: October 5-7 Thu, 04 Oct 2018 16:39:33 +0000 Hey there all you cool cats, how is it hanging?

I’m sure most of you are going to be busy hitting up the apple orchards or picking out pumpkins, just don’t forget that there are a ton of great events happening around Detroit this weekend.

Let’s get to it shall we?

City Year Detroit Fundraiser and Comedy Show

Looking for something fun to do on Friday night?

The Ant Hall will be hosting a comedy show that is also a fundraiser for City Year Detroit.

I am a giant supporter of City Year Detroit. The City Year Corps members go into underperforming schools in Detroit and provide additional support for students and teachers. The work that they do help students do better in school.

There will be live comedy sets from Tanner Oliver, Camila Bellario, Justin O’Leary, Darnell Anderson, Jim Eliot, and Diego Attanasio.

Tickets to the show are $20 per person. All proceeds raised will go towards the work that City Year Detroit does.

When: Friday, October 5 from 7:30 p.m. — 10 p.m. Cocktail hour starts at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Ant Hall 2320 Caniff Avenue Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Detroit Folk Festival

This Saturday is the Detroit Folk Festival outside of the Old Miami in Midtown.

I listen to all kinds of music, but I really love folk music. There is something about singer and songwriters that speak to me in an emotional level.

Some of Detroit’s best folk artists will be performing at this event.

I highly recommend seeing Libby DeCamp. I really love her music and had a chance to see her live at TEDxDetroit last week. She is great.

Tickets for the event are $7 and can be purchased in advance here, 50% of proceeds will be donated to InsideOut Literary Arts.

When: Saturday, October 6 from 12 p.m. — 11 p.m.
Where: The Old Miami 3930 Cass Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

Danielle’s Sunday Brunch

Now that autumn has returned the Two Way Inn will be hosting Danielle’s Sunday Brunch, starting this Sunday. Huzzah!

This weekend they will be serving up homemade biscuits and gravy, hash browns, loaded eggs, cold bar and a Bloody Mary Bar.

Just writing about brunch is making me really hungry.

Heed my warning, get there early because the food will run out. Then you’ll have to wait until November for First Sunday Brunch.

When: Sunday, August 7 from 11 a.m. — 2 p.m.
Where: The Two Way Inn 17897 Mt Elliott Street Detroit, Michigan 48212

Open Streets Detroit

This Sunday is Open Streets Detroit Southwest.

We have covered Open Streets Detroit a lot here at Daily Detroit. There’s a good reason for it. It’s really great. It gives people an opportunity to get out of their cars and explore an area that we just zoom on by everyday.

There will be plenty of things to do at Open Streets including; live music, exercise classes, ultimate frisbee, hip-hop and street dancing, tennis, food, and so much more.

Also, don’t forget to stop into all of the small businesses that are located in the area.

This year’s route will start at Third Street and Michigan Avenue in Corktown, through Roosevelt Park to Vernor Highway where it will continue into Mexicantown and Clark Park.

When: Sunday, October 7 from 12 p.m. — 5 p.m.
Where: Corktown and Mexicantown

P.S. Just a little tip, MoGo Bikes will be waving its $8 daily pass fee for people who want to ride a bike on Sunday. Here’s the small print, you can ride for up to a maximum of 30 minutes at a time before being charged. But you can dock a bike before the 30 minutes are up and check out a new bike with out being charged.

Sister Pie Cookbook event at Folk

I have been anxiously awaiting for Lisa Ludwinski’s new Sister Pie; The Recipes and Stories of a Big Hearted Bakery in Detroit cookbook to be released. Sven went over to Sister Pie to talk with Lisa about her book a few months ago.

The book officially came out on Tuesday, so she is doing a ton of book events in the next few months.

On Sunday night Devita Davidson the Director of FoodLab Detroit will be moderating a discussion with Lisa about “The importance of Sisterhood in Small Business.”

The event will take place at Folk in Corktown. We all know how much I love Folk and Sister Pie … so there was no question that this event was going to be featured here this week.

Tickets are $45 and include a signed Sister Pie cookbook, wine pours and nibbles, you can purchase them here. You can also get tickets that do not include the book for $20 by going into Folk or calling them at 313-290-5849.

When: Sunday, October 7 from 6 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Where: Folk Detroit 1701 Trumbull Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48216

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