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The Motor City Is Looking At Kicking Cars Off Two Major Roads For Two Days Of Street Fun

We might be in the middle of summer right now, but there are already things to put in your calendar for this fall. The number one thing on the list is Open Streets Detroit. The Downtown Detroit Partnership and DTE Energy Foundation are working together to bring the international event to Detroit. Open Streets Detroit will close Michigan Avenue from downtown to approximately the Michigan Central Station and a portion of West Vernor Highway in Southwest Detroit to all motorized vehicles. In th...

A First Look Inside The New All-American Woodward Thowbacks On Michigan Avenue

On Michigan Avenue, just west of the Lodge and east of the iconic Hygrade Deli and Mike’s Famous Ham Shop, is a low-slung storefront building that contains the new retail store and woodworking shop of Woodward Throwbacks. If you’re an Eastern Market regular, you may have seen the wares created by Detroit residents Kyle Dubay and Bozenka “Bo” Shepherd – from furniture to bottle openers – made all of reclaimed and repurposed materials, much of it from illegal dumping sites. One man’s tras...

Road Work On Michigan Avenue Exposes Part Of Detroit's History

On Woodward Avenue, millions are being spent installing a state of the art streetcar system. Over on Michigan less than a mile away, they’re about to re-bury streetcar tracks that have sat under the streets for decades since the trolleys left Detroit in 1956. Every once in awhile in the city you’ll see a road repair project that, for a few days or a week, reveals part of Detroit’s history. One of these times is right now in Detroit’s historic Corktown district. The road even has sections of...

Throwing Back A Final Shot At Casey's Pub

That’s a wrap for Casey’s Pub, a neighborhood establishment that’s been around for about three decades. Tonight, driving by and seeing the lights on, a stop had to be made. Was it to be saved? Were the Facebook reports of it’s closing wrong? Alas, no. Casey’s was supposed to be closed on New Year’s Eve, but apparently bartender Gabe Azzopardi was allowed to open it one more time for the Lions vs. Cowboys playoff game. “If I could do anything to change it, I would,” said the barman who is...

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