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CORK TOWN’S NEW MAMA COO’S BOUTIQUE OFFERS TREASURES NEAR & FAR

Lana Rodriguez has sold handmade creations and favorite vintage items from around the world at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Sunday Street Market at Eastern Market and at a ton of pop-ups around the area. But this August, Rodriguez will bring all worldly finds and special trinkets to Corktown at her new shop, Mama […]

GREY GHOST DETROIT OPENS IN BRUSH PARK

Grey Ghost, a Detroit take on a steakhouse and cocktail bar, is set to open its doors Thursday, July 28, 2016 in the Brush Park neighborhood, in the space previously held by Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe. The name of the new eatery comes from the most notorious pirate on the Detroit River during prohibition, Grey […]

SUSHI AND ART COLLIDE FOR ITADAKU IN CORKTOWN

ITADAKU, Chef Mike Han’s collision of food and art, is set to open before the year is over on Trumbull Avenue…and we could not be more excited. Itadaku is a Japanese word that means “to enjoy [food and life] with gratitude.” Han was inspired by the origins of sushi, sustainability and making an impact. The […]

DETROIT IS THE NEW BLACK OPENS ON WOODWARD

In March, Roslyn Karamoko, the founder and CEO of the Detroit Is The New Black brand, moved her Midtown location to Corktown’s Ponyride and knew it wasn’t going to be her last move. Now, with her flagship established at Ponyride, Karamoko opened a Downtown location at 1426 Woodward Ave, only two years after she officially […]

DOWNTOWN DETROIT JUST GOT A LITTLE MORE BEAUTY-FULL

Monica Lynn Brown believes that stress, as prevalent as it is in everyday life, shouldn’t dictate our lives, and she set out to create a space where it didn’t have to. So she took her 25 years of experience in the beauty industry, including TechTown’s Retail Bootcamp, and launched the Breathe Beauty products and just […]

MO POP RETURNS TO DETROIT’S RIVERFRONT WITH MO’ MUSIC

Detroit’s Mo Pop Festival has morphed into a jam packed two-day event that celebrates music, expression and craft, on July 23 and 24 at Detroit’s West Riverfront Park. Major acts like Matt and Kim, Glass Animals, HAIM, G-Eazy, M83 and The Head and The Heart are on the bill, with additional available festival VIP experiences, […]

O.W.L. Eatery Offers 24-HOUR Flavor to Woodward Avenue

Burgers, tacos, nachos, egg sandwiches and avocado toast can all be paired with a cup of homemade horchata, iced tea or lemonade alongside a gooey plate of poblano cheese-covered fries at Royal Oak’s new O.W.L eatery. Woodward’s old Onion Roll Deli underwent a secret and significant transformation to become the new O.W.L. which is now […]

QUEENS BAR ADDS A CLASSIC, SIMPLE DRINK SPOT TO DOWNTOWN

The team behind Midtown’s old school Bronx Bar brings Downtown another corner spot with another borough name, Queens Bar, and the new destination is as no-nonsense as you’d expect. The space opened pretty quietly but drew in devoted Detroit bar scene followers, friends, neighborhood foot traffic and more by word of mouth and social media […]

EL CLUB ADDS ART & VARIETY TO DETROIT’S MUSIC SCENE

El Club, Detroit’s newest all-ages music venue, opened last month with a stage, lights, supreme sound, a VIP seating area, an outdoor patio and a list of music acts on the programming list. Graeme Flegenheimer owns the space, which is located in the former Mexicantown Fiesta Center, near Clark Park, and brought on Virginia Benson […]

TOUR DETROIT’S NEWEST RETAILER, KIT AND ACE

Kit and Ace, the Vancouver-based “athleisure” brand, embarks on phase two of their Detroit presence with their new Downtown location at 1459 Woodward Ave, with durable, Technical Cashmere clothing for both men and women. The first spot, located in Midtown on Cass Avenue, closed on June 9 to make way for the new bigger and […]