muckraker report

Bronx Bar reopens after lightning strike caused downpour of bricks

Bronx Bar reopens after lightning strike caused downpour of bricks

The Bronx Bar has reopened after bricks from a neighboring apartment crashed through the rear of the building, damaging the kitchen and bathroom late last week. …

Bronx Bar forced to close after neighboring facade collapses from lightning strike

Bronx Bar forced to close after neighboring facade collapses from lightning strike

Cascading bricks damaged the rear of the Cass Corridor watering hole. …

Rare glimpse inside vacant Hotel Park Avenue before expected demo

Rare glimpse inside vacant Hotel Park Avenue before expected demo

The end appears to be approaching for the historic building to make way for the new Red Wings arena and entertainment district. …

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…

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. …

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