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JOSH EPSTEIN & DANIEL ZOTT, JR. JR.

Jr. Jr., formerly known as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., is touring this fall with their third studio length album and they’re making a stop in metro Detroit, their hometown, on Friday, Nov. 13 at Royal Oak Music Theatre. They’ve come a long way since their 2009 beginnings and 2011 debut, and even changed their name […]

KACEE MUST, CITIZEN YOGA

Kacee Must, 31, of Bloomfield Hills, has been practicing yoga since she was 12 years-old and now she’s opened two of her own studios, one in Royal Oak and the other in Detroit, and they go by the well-known name of Citizen Yoga. Must went to college at Northwestern University and went on to study […]

TOMMEY WALKER, DETROIT VS EVERYBODY

Tommey Walker, a native Detroiter and the man behind the brand DETROIT VS EVERYBODY, plans to open up his third apparel shop and second location in Eastern Market by August. DETROIT VS EVERYBODY has exploded internationally since the official Detroit debut nearly three years ago and has since gained attention from big names like Rick […]

YANNI DIONISOPOULOS, EXODOS ROOFTOP & LOUNGE

On a nice summer night, you can hear the DJ spinning and the party happening at what has become a summer (and now a year round) Greektown favorite for music, drinks and a fun time! For those of you who have enjoyed the scene at Exodos Rooftoop & Lounge in Greektown, you can thank Yanni […]

ROSLYN KARAMOKO: DÉTROIT IS THE NEW BLACK

As a Seattle native and a Detroit believer, Roslyn Karamoko, the mind behind the brand Détroit is the New Black, started her current gig in the city by a simple t-shirt. Her family and friends were reluctant about the idea of her living in Detroit when she made the move about two years ago and […]

JOEY MAALOUF, THE GLAM APP

Joey Maalouf, metro Detroit native and hair and makeup stylist, is co-founder of a new app called The Glam App, which allows customers to schedule a hair, nail or makeup appointment to their door. Customers can schedule day-of and have a stylist at their house within an hour of scheduling, or they can book the […]

NICK GORGA, HATCH DETROIT

Nick Gorga, a Detroit native, created a contest to bring together creative minds and retail pitches for the betterment of the community and called it Hatch Detroit. Hatch was founded in 2011 and the goal was to give the public a role in the redevelopment of Detroit. Five years later, over 12 businesses have permanent […]

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 […]