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In Ferndale, Angst Rises Alongside Housing Prices And New Developments

My wife and I talk a lot lately about what to do with our house. We just passed our 13th anniversary of buying our first home here in Ferndale. We’ve had two children in that time. Our home is, at long last, no longer under water, and we think we could probably turn a decent profit from selling it. Like anyone else, we’d like to upgrade to something a bit nicer. We want to stay in Ferndale. But we’re not sure we can afford to buy a home here anymore. Ferndale is in the midst of an incredib...

Vegan Fast-Casual Restaurant Opening In Royal Oak Next Week

A new vegan restaurant located in the Royal Oak/Birmingham area is opening on Monday, April 9. GreenSpace & Go is a fast-casual take on Ferndale’s GreenSpace Cafe. That means the menu is all plant-based, but this version of the concept is all about quick serve options. A press release says the eatery will have “fresh, healthy, portable cuisine” that “showcases veggies, fruits, grains and beans in creative bowls, wraps, salads, soups, smoothies, baked goods and more.” “It’s healthy in a hur...

10 Cozy Bars In Metro Detroit For Whittling Away Winter

The holidays are over, deep winter has set in and you need a strategy to survive the next few months of cold and dark. We get it, and we’re here for you. What you need — what we all need — is someplace dark and warm, cheery and cozy to indulge in what the Danish call hygge. So grab your drinking coat and let’s have a lot of fun around town with these 10 cozy drinking spots. 1. Joe Bar, Hazel Park Here’s a newish, off-the-beaten-path outpost that’s entirely worth a visit. It’s smack-dab ne...

Cinema Detroit Sues Mark Cuban's Landmark Theatre Chain Over Access To Films

A national David vs. Goliath story in the film business has the side effect of pitting two local theatres that show art and specialty films against each other. Four small theatres, including Cinema Detroit located in the Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood, are suing Landmark Theatres and their parent company 2929 Entertainment (owned by billionaire and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban), claiming that the chain is coercing agreements from film distributors. The suit was filed by Cinema Detroit as well...

Inn Season Cafe In Royal Oak To Start Serving Booze

A suburban staple of the vegetarian and vegan community, the Inn Season Cafe, now has a liquor license. The 36 year old restaurant at Fourth & Knowles located on the edge of downtown Royal Oak will begin serving beer and wine immediately with craft cocktails being added by the winter, according to a release. “We couldn’t be happier to accommodate our most frequent customer request,” said owner Nicholas Raftis. “You can now enjoy a glass of wine or a beer with your meal, and know that, in add...

La Dulce To Move From Downtown Royal Oak To Downtown Detroit

A popular downtown Royal Oak Restaurant is making moves to the city of Detroit. La Dulce opened in downtown Royal Oak and made waves for their unique look. The place has been pretty popular, but moving to downtown Detroit was an opportunity owner Luis Negrete couldn’t pass up. “We have absolutely loved our time in the Royal Oak community and will miss the neighborhood that embraced us as we built out footprint. We had an opportunity to be part of Detroit’s growing culinary scene that we coul...

Royal Oak's New Facial Bar Skinphorea Aims To Bring Education, Affordability To Skin Care

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to check out a new facial bar in Royal Oak called Skinphorea. Picture a spa where you go for facials. Are you picturing the day spa where you are dressed in a robe? Where you can spend all day there getting all sorts of things done to your body? Take that image and toss it out. Just throw it out the window. Skinphorea is a new take on your average spa that offers facials. They specialize in express facials and waxing. Each facial is performed at a “ba...

What To Do This Weekend: Here's Your City 5 For October 9-11, 2015

Hello Detroit! We’re with the weekend round up on your City 5 with Daily Detroit. Whether you’re still trying to shake off the sadness of the Lions crushing loss on Monday night, are preparing to watch the Red Wings kick off their season this Friday, or you could care less about sports all together, we’ve got plenty of action to keep you busy all weekend long. So here it is folks, your city 5 for the weekend of October 9, 2015. Scroll on for the text below. Hamtramck Neighborhood Art...

First Look: La Dulce Serves Amazing Tapas In Royal Oak

La Dulce is the newest restaurant in Royal Oak. It serves authentic Spanish tapas in an ornate dining room that looks like Andy Warhol took over an aristocratic French château. Located on Royal Oak’s main shopping drag, it is obvious you are walking into something special the moment you pass Toyology, La Dulce’s next door neighbor. La Dulce’s storefront is thickly outlined in little white circles that are actually hundreds of meticulously aligned teacups. You see the same thing as you ent...

5 Places You’ll Want To Be During The 21st Annual Dream Cruise

What’s that smell? Yup, you guessed it. It’s that time of year again when car-exhaust fills the air and tire tracks cover 21.48 miles of the historic M-1, also known as Woodward Avenue. It’s the largest one-day automotive event, and for its 21st year, The Woodward Dream Cruise is going to do it big. For car enthusiasts, it’s basically a holiday, and for classic car owners, it’s a time to gloat and show off that 1968 Firebird you’ve kept sheltered through the winter months. Even if you don’t ha...

Downtown Royal Oak To Get New Hotel As Part Of Multi-Purpose Development

Set to open sometime in 2017, a five story, $48 million multi-purpose development will take over some prime real estate at the north end of Royal Oak’s downtown Main Street. Approved this week by the city of Royal Oak, the project includes plans to develop a 120-room Hyatt Place Hotel, 56 apartment spaces plus retail and office space and a 325-space parking deck. There will be three buildings totaling in 40,500 square feet of demolition for the space overall. The development has been put tog...

What To Do In Detroit: The City 5 For Independence Day Weekend

Holy hot dogs and highly explosive materials – it’s America’s birthday! And get ready, because this year she’s going all out with some wicked party plans, and we’re sending out the invites. So if you’re sick of hearing your obnoxious and well to do boss brag all week about taking his new Flyboard out on Torch lake this weekend, then we’ve got a few options for you to blow off some steam. Whatever you’re plans, let us heed the words of our forefathers and look ever toward the future…er, at le...

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