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Motor City Muscle: Woodward Dream Cruise

Posted on September 1st, 2015 in: Detroit Events, Detroit Videos with the tags: ,
Motor City Muscle: Woodward Dream Cruise
Find out what happens on the Third Thursday in August on Woodward Ave. Muscle cars, classic cars, and lots of people enjoying them.

Easy Money Savers for Detroit Apartment Dwellers, Part V

You’ve gotten the idea by now. Let’s just get to it: Reduce Your Car Payment Buy Small: Simply put, don’t buy more car than you need. It might not be sexy, but then, isn’t having an extra hundred bucks a month to play with (because it’s not going to your car [...]

Easy Money Savers for Detroit Apartment Dwellers, Part IV

This week, we’re talking about ways that you can reduce your basic communication bills. You don’t want to be a Detroit apartment dweller without being able to stay in touch with your friends, work associates, and family — but you don’t have to pay very much for the [...]

Moving Detroit Forward

Moving Detroit Forward
The J.L. Hudson Department Store was the tallest department store in the country. At 439 ft. tall Hudson’s is the tallest structural steel building ever imploded. The implosion took place on October 24th 1998. This commemorative video shows the renovation of the land adjacent to the [...]

Easy Money Savers for Detroit Apartment Dwellers, Part III

These easy money savers are individually seemingly small — somewhere between $5 and $20/month each — but consider this: we’re putting out five Saturdays’ worth of these things this month. And each of these posts has around six tips. If they’re all only worth [...]

Easy Money Savers for Detroit Apartment Dwellers, Part II

What’s an “easy” money saver? It’s something you can do one time, with a modest amount of money and/or time invested, that will save you money every month. These are all one-and-done tasks that can be checked off and forgotten about, knowing that you just improved [...]

Easy Money Savers for Detroit Apartment Dwellers, Part I

If there’s one complaint that literally everyone has about living in the bustling heart of downtown Detroit, it’s that the cost of living is hard to keep up with. You have to be canny with your cash, balance your budget, and find ways to invest in your own future income. That [...]

A Realistic Look at the Pros and Cons of a Loft Apartment

Naturally, as the purveyors of righteously amazing loft apartments above the beating heart of downtown Detroit, the Lofts of Merchants Row takes a pretty positive view of the ‘loft lifestyle’ — but we’d be remiss if we didn’t occasionally acknowledge that [...]

Studio Apartments vs. Loft Apartments

Every once in a while, even in today’s information-rich age, we still come across an apartment hunter — or worse, a website — that is dramatically confused about what exactly a loft apartment is. Many of them seem to think that ‘loft’ means the same thing as [...]

27 Ways to Tell if You’re Living in a Microapartment  

Microapartments are tiny. Really tiny. In some cities, they go as small as 200 square feet, and purport to be able to furnish one person with everything they need to survive. But who in their right mind would want to do that? No one, we hope. So in the spirit of fun and jest, we decided [...]