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Raze or preserve? Fate of old Redford library may soon be decided

Raze or preserve? Fate of old Redford library may soon be decided

Preservationists and others are hoping the city of Detroit will protect the unique building with a historic designation. …

Film festival in downtown Detroit features impressive local talent

Film festival in downtown Detroit features impressive local talent

In a state that isn’t known for its filmmakers, this local art-house movie festival was a surprising display of cinematic savvy.…

Popular coffee shop leaving 1515 Broadway in downtown following dispute

Popular coffee shop leaving 1515 Broadway in downtown following dispute

What's next depends on the eccentric owner, who is in danger of losing the building. …

Chinese company neglects another art deco gem in downtown Detroit as skyscraper floods

Chinese company neglects another art deco gem in downtown Detroit as skyscraper floods

The towering art deco David Stott Building in downtown Detroit was submerged in two stories of water Wednesday…

Main Art Theatre remains hub for indie films, cult classics in megaplex era

Main Art Theatre remains hub for indie films, cult classics in megaplex era

In a film culture that has been cluttered with iMax screens, 3D cinema and reclining seats, the Main…

9 views from Penobscot Building’s future observation deck

9 views from Penobscot Building’s future observation deck

The view from atop the city's third largest building is breathtaking. …

Meet the man crazy enough to fix iconic light atop Penobscot in downtown Detroit

Meet the man crazy enough to fix iconic light atop Penobscot in downtown Detroit

The red orb that towers 650 feet above the city will soon be lit up again. …

Yea, HopCat lacks diversity, but still serves up great beer, music

Yea, HopCat lacks diversity, but still serves up great beer, music

The new bar and restaurant has become a catalyst for discussions about gentrification as more businesses crop up…

Band interview: The Vonneguts open up about success, future, Detroit music

Band interview: The Vonneguts open up about success, future, Detroit music

With a unique and timeless rock n’ roll sound, The Vonneguts have established a name in the city’s…

Secret Friends Festival at the Loving Touch in Ferndale draws impressive acts

Secret Friends Festival at the Loving Touch in Ferndale draws impressive acts

The Loving Touch has an enticingly comfortable atmosphere with bad acoustics. …

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