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Your City 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Detroit: September 21-23

It seems like everyone else is already for fall to be here. People keep talking about Pumpkin Spice Lattes and sweater weather. But I have held out on getting anything autumnal until the actual autumn equinox. I don’t know why I have been such a stickler for holding on to the last remnants of summer, but I’ve been pretty hard core this year. But, this Saturday is the first official day of autumn. So, I guess I better stop digging in my heels and pull out those riding boots. There are a ton...

Pieces Of Motown History Are Up For Sale And They're Amazing (And Some Are Affordable, Too)

The Motown Mansion is one of Detroit’s iconic buildings. Home to Barry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records, the mansion was built in 1917 for lumber baron Nels Michelson. Every part of the mansion is, in a word, sumptuous. It was purchased by Gordy in 1967 and he owned it until 2002; the most recent owner, Cynthia F. Reeves, sold it for $1.65 million in August. But why were we here? Well, it turns out since the mansion was bought, there’s a lot of music and Detroit history that’s be...

Detroit's Motown Mansion Sells For $1.65 Million

After sitting on the market for two years, the historic home formerly owned by Motown Records founder Berry Gordy has been sold for above the asking price. The buyer, according to a press release, is a Detroit native who currently lives in San Francisco purchased the property for $1.65 million. That’s above the $1.595 million asking price. This is the second highest sale price of the year here in the city of Detroit and the highest in the Boston-Edison neighborhood for awhile. The 1...

Detroit’s 1967 Uprising Gets Historical Marker At Gordon Park

Last month, Gordon Park on Detroit’s west side hosted a ribbon-cutting with the upgrade of new playground equipment and facilities. This weekend Gordon Park will get its own state historical marker acknowledging its location at the corner of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Clairmount Avenue was ground zero fifty years ago, the spot where the Detroit uprising started. The curatorial team at the Detroit Historical Society authored the text on the marker, working with Michigan Historical Designation b...

Things To Do In Detroit: Your City 5 For August 7-9, 2015

What’s up Detroit, we’re back once again for the weekend rundown with your City 5. We’ve crossed into the last month of summer, which means winter is poking her icy claw at our sacred tropical bubble. Soon enough we’ll be talking about ice skating at Campus Martius, so slip on your flip flops and let’s enjoy what’s left of this magical summer window. Detroit Improv Festival – Friday-Sunday – Detroit, Ferndale If summer time festivals are your thing, then this week’s list is for you....

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