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The Best of…Living in Detroit!

Posted on July 19th, 2017 in Detroit, Detroit Business, Detroit Events, Detroit Food
One of the best (and there are many) perks of living in a Downtown Detroit luxury loft is that there are so many wonderful restaurants, bars, and shops almost literally on your doorstep. And, one of my favourite shops and neighbors (which is literally on the Lofts of Merchants Row doorstep!) the House of Pure Vin, [...][...]

The Best Way to See the Detroit Skyline in the Summer? A Rooftop BBQ!

Posted on July 10th, 2017 in Apartment Living, Detroit, Detroit Events
Every year for the past five years, my downtown Detroit loft has hosted a Pre-Fireworks Rooftop BBQ and, as usual, it was fabulous! Residents can bring guests and we get a chance to meet new neighbors and mingle with our friends from the building. The Leasing Office and Staff organized games that were not only fun [...][...]

Flex that Detroit Privilege with a Day Trip to Canada

Posted on June 24th, 2017 in Detroit
One of the rarely-mentioned pleasures of living in Detroit’s urban core is that there’s another country literally right over there. Hi, Canada! And while traveling to Canada isn’t the easy-breezy task it was pre-9/11, it’s not actually all that difficult if you’re prepared — and the [...][...]

So You Have to Drive Through Uptown Detroit

Posted on May 25th, 2017 in Detroit
We know that driving through downtown Detroit can be a pain in the butt — traffic is never awesome — but driving through some parts of uptown Detroit can be downright dangerous. The number of criminals that are willing to step up to a car and either rob or carjack you isn’t enough to make these [...][...]

Movement 2017: Looking Forward to a Memorial Day Weekend Tradition in Detroit

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 in Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Music
Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit has pretty much come to mean Movement Weekend. It’s kind of an odd mash-up, since Memorial Day evokes the past as we look back on those who gave their lives in service and Movement is all about progressive music and culture that looks forward. Interestingly enough, in the past [...][...]

Feast Your Eyes On These Pies Detroit!

Posted on April 29th, 2017 in Apartment Living, Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Food
Once again, my Downtown Detroit Loft hosted a resident event where I was able to get together with old friends, meet new neighbors, and catch up with some people I hadn’t seen in quite a while. Which made the venue, La Lanterna Pizzeria & Bar, the perfect setting for a great get-together. Originally established [...][...]

Home-Sweet-Home: Living in Downtown Detroit with ALL of its Great Bars & Eateries is a Welcome TREAT!

Posted on April 17th, 2017 in Detroit, Detroit Food
The phrase ‘Open House’ is often simply another way of saying ‘Party’—but as a noun, it refers to a place in which all visitors are welcome. When my Downtown Detroit Luxury Loft held an Open House this past week, they did so in the spirit of both meanings of the word! The Lofts of Merchants Row held an Open [...][...]

Detroit Living: 5 Must-See Spring Attractions

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 in Detroit, Detroit Outdoors, Detroit Seasons
Even if you enjoy a modern, inviting living space as a resident of the Lofts of Merchants Row, the long Michigan winter can leave you itching for some outdoor activity come spring. Purveyors of apartment tips would tell you to stretch those pale legs and take full advantage of rising temperatures and abundant outdoor [...][...]

Opening Day Detroit: Your Lineup for the Best Places to Celebrate Tradition & the Start of a New Season!

Posted on April 2nd, 2017 in Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Food, Detroit Sports
On Friday, April 7th, Tigers Fans celebrate not just Detroit’s Home Opener but the start of a brand new season, a blank slate where anything is possible, in America’s Pastime. Baseball is a curious mix of the old and the new. Every year brings a roster of returning veterans and hopeful rookies. Stats (some from [...][...]

How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the City: Where to Be & What to Do This Weekend in Detroit!

Posted on March 13th, 2017 in Detroit, Detroit Events
Alright, so technically the weekend doesn’t start until Friday. But that’s no reason for you to wait to wear your Green in Detroit! Start your Shenanigans early with the St. Patrick’s Day Musical Celebration at PJ’s Lager House, with doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday!  Feral Ground, Funkwagon, and Bingo Mama will [...][...]