Opinion

Opinion

A First Taste Of The New Detroit Fleat Food Truck & Boozery In Ferndale...

Food trucks & booze? It sounds like a winning combination. And, at first look, it seems as if Detroit Fleat, the new food truck...

What Downtown Detroit Is Actually Lacking Is Detroit Style Pizza

Downtown Detroit might not need any more burger joints according to the food critic of Detroit's paper of record. He might be right. But...

Three Dogs That Were Just Right From Detroit Dog Company

Tucked just off of Main Street in downtown Royal Oak is the Detroit Dog Company. An attractive storefront that you'd easily find in any...

QLINE, I Love You But We Need To Talk

At first, you hear the warm voice of Carmen Harlan."Grand Circus Park, brought to you by Chevrolet" the recorded message assures the passengers.Next, you...
Mike Duggan - Mackinac Policy Conference

Mike Duggan Speaks Truth To Power About Detroit’s Divided History

Finally.Across Metro Detroit, we usually do a terrible job of acknowledging our past and how those decisions impact our region today.But in an energetic speech in...

The Mackinac Policy Conference: Benefits, Bourbon, And B.S.

As I'm now starting my fourth year on the island attending the Mackinac Policy Conference, I can tell you that most of the rumors...

The Detroit Pistons Return To Design Sanity With Their New Retro Logo

After decades of graphic tomfoolery, the Detroit Pistons returned to design sanity with the official revelation of their new (old?) logo today.The Pistons basketball...

Who Are We Building Detroit For?

Over the last year or so, there has been a common thread when it comes to comments when we post about Detroit and development.It's summed...

OPINION: New DPS Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti Deserves Broad-Based Support

As a former Western High School teacher I’ve watched the selection process of the new superintendent from afar and, at times, chuckled to myself. ...

OPINION: Supporting Financial Literacy Is An Investment In Southeastern Michigan’s Future

Each April, Financial Literacy Month offers an important opportunity to educate consumers on the fundamentals of personal finance - from how checking accounts and...

For Health Of Detroit’s Comeback Don’t Worry About Gilbert And Ilitch; Watch Hall, Peterson...

Sitting at the Detroit Policy Conference on Thursday, there was a changing energy. A shift from an old guard to a new.Sure, pizza and...

The Detroit Policy Conference Is The Can’t Miss Event To Talk About The Future...

Each year Detroit hosts countless conferences, gatherings, and events that cover a wide array of topics and cater to variety of audiences.However, in terms...

Avalon’s Baked Paczki, Ranked

Every once in awhile I get an opportunity to try something that I’m actually excited about.Between the stacks of really bad products from PR...

Time To Rework Our Pedestrian Infrastructure For Healthier Communities And To Save Lives

Smart Growth America reports that 46,149 people were struck and killed by cars while walking 2005 to 2014.  Dangerous by Design 2016 https://smartgrowthamerica.org/dangerous-by-design/) was recently released,...
The view of Detroit's east side from Belle Isle. (c) Daily Detroit file photo

Readers Sound Off On The Most Important Issues Facing Detroit In 2017: Education, Crime...

In today's digital world it's relatively easy to see what's popular. Every website has software that tells us how many page views a story...

Have You Seen Aurora Fordealis, The Glow Of Ford Field At Night?

If you live near downtown Detroit and it's on, you can't miss the glow. Our folks have seen it as far as Abick's in Southwest...
Bad Luck Bar Detroit

Devon’s Detroit: Bad Luck Bar And The Case For The $5 Milkshake

In one of many memorable scenes from Pulp Fiction, a favorite movie from my adolescence, Vincent Vega (John Travolta) scoffs at the idea of...

Devon’s Detroit: “You Belong to the City”

My social and professional lives frequently mingle and intersect maybe because the city of Detroit has been a part of my life for well...
Down Brush Street in Detroit in winter. (c) Daily Detroit.

We’re supposed to have working streetlights

This week came the news that the $185 million relighting program for Detroit's streetlights is complete.It's not that the city being re-wired and re-lit...

For every step forward, Detroit has to be wary of taking multiple steps back

There is so much good going on in Detroit right now. The M1 Rail is on the tracks as we speak, being tested for...