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The rich history of Detroit is spread throughout landmarks in the city. Our Detroit lofts offer close proximity to many of the city’s treasures.

Navigating the Detroit Riverfront, park by park

Posted on July 9th, 2010 in Detroit Landmarks, Detroit Outdoors
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Back in April, we wrote about Detroit’s Campus Martius, located just outside of the Lofts of Merchants Row’s front door, being named the best urban park in America. (Many of the parks listed below are also within walking distance of the Lofts) While it may be the city’s most famous, and now nationally recognized [...][...]
 

Urban renewal in a Hummer? Only in Detroit

Posted on July 1st, 2010 in Detroit Art, Detroit Landmarks
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The Hummer is no more. What once was a symbol of democracy and the strength of our country is now a retired, past its prime and too big for our roads relic. Or, in the case of one lucky Hummer body, a planter at Detroit’s Heidelberg Project, a Detroit-based organization dedicated to improving lives through art. You [...][...]
 

The Spirit of Detroit and the Detroit Zoo – what moves you?

Posted on June 29th, 2010 in Detroit Landmarks
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Metro Detroit’s largest “billboard” is getting a facelift. The 150-foot tall Detroit Zoo water tower will be scraped and steamed clean in preparation for a new graphic to be slapped on in late July. While the tower has been non-functioning since 1984 because of a defective valve, it still serves as a valuable [...][...]
 

Get a taste of Eastern Market

Posted on June 25th, 2010 in Detroit, Detroit Food, Detroit Landmarks
A few months ago, we blogged about Eastern Market and the great opportunity for fresh fruits, vegetables and the great deals that can be found. Just two weeks after that post, the Taste of Eastern Market cooking demonstration started, providing recipes for all the great food you can pick up on a shopping trip. Every [...][...]
 

The Best of Urban Parks

Posted on April 22nd, 2010 in Detroit, Detroit Landmarks, Detroit Outdoors
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Just last week, Detroit’s Campus Martius Park was named the first-ever winner of the Urban Land Institute’s Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award.  And though we may be a bit biased, in our opinion, Campus Martius is the best urban park in America.   Of course, we always knew Campus Martius was unrivaled across [...][...]