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AMINA DANIELS, LIVE CYCLE DELIGHT

Amina Daniels is a Detroit native, turned New York City dweller, turned Hatch Detroit 2015 winner with the winning business conceptLive Cycle Delight. Daniels knew she wanted to work in fitness and knew there was an opportunity for fitness in downtown Detroit. A lot of Daniel’s friends participated in indoor cycling classes in New York […]

JAY RAYFORD, SOCIAL SUSHI DETROIT

Jay Rayford, the founder of the city’s soon-to-be Social Sushi, left his job as a full time electrical engineer to move back to Detroit after being away for five years and noticed a trend in social activity. He noticed people were either into fashion or music, technology, nonprofits or small business and that those interests […]

ANDREW STEIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CITY YEAR DETROIT

Andrew Stein grew up in Detroit, graduated from Detroit Country Day and then headed off to Michigan State University, where he thought law school would be his next move. Then, Stein heard about City Year and their passion for service and progressive change. He applied in both Detroit and D.C., which was where his dad […]

SHANNON MURPHY, MOJO IN THE MORNING CO-HOST

If you’ve ever caught the morning show on 95.5, you’d definitely know her voice. Shannon Murphy, as she’s known on air, has been with the Mojo in the Morning radio show for six years now. As a co-host, she sets her alarm for 3:30 a.m. and the day starts and doesn’t stop from there. She’s […]

DANA FROST, THE CLOSET CONFESSIONAL

Dana Frost, a Detroit transplant from Virginia, dedicates her profession to helping women feel and look their best through her styling services and fashion blog, The Closet Confessional. Frost graduated from a small liberal arts college with an English degree and took a chance on a boy who moved to Detroit for work. Ten years, […]

MICHAEL DEDENBACH, DETROIT CLOTHING CIRCLES

Michael Dedenbach, the owner of Detroit Clothing Circles, has been offering his thrifted finds at pop-ups and markets for the past three years and now opened doors to his Second Avenue shop for fashion lovers and deal seekers alike. Detroit Clothing Circles is the city’s newest resale shop, carrying gems from all over, for both […]

DETROIT’S CRAFT BEER & BREWERY GUIDE

BEER! In the last year, the city has added more breweries that could rival any other city’s brew spots and we don’t think the variety is stopping anytime soon. Whether you’re an IPA fanatic or a refreshing light ale nurser, Detroit beer has something for you in every pocket of the city. HopCat Detroit This […]

OUR FAVORITE DETROIT BARS

There are new bars, new restaurants and new social spaces popping up every which way in Detroit, but when you want good ‘ol dependable and seriously tasty concoctions, we’ve got a list of must-go-even-though-you-probably-have-been for you. Old Miami This quirky and seriously classic space will take you back in time and offer you a full […]

OUR FAVORITE DETROIT BRUNCHES

Brunch is a meal that has taken Detroit by storm, feeding our hungry stomachs with deliciousness in the morning or for lunch. Check out some of the classics, as well as new places that serve up delicious meals that accommodate your weekend outings. Wright & Co. We’ve all come to know and love their specialty […]

TOP NEW DETROIT OPENINGS

It seems like every week there’s a new opening in the city and we cannot get enough of it! These local businesses make Detroit a hub of diversity and creativity and we think you should visit each and every one of these new businesses and learn about their stories. And eat. A lot. DROUGHT DETROIT […]