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Hydroplaning – the good kind – on the Detroit river this weekend

By now you know from our Lofts blogs, there’s always something going on along the Detroit River every weekend in the city. This weekend, there’s a great event happening IN the river – the American Power Boat Association’s (APBA) Gold Cup Races kicking off today and running through [...]

Navigating the Detroit Riverfront, park by park

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, [...]

Urban renewal in a Hummer? Only in Detroit

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

Get a taste of Eastern Market

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 [...]

Metro Detroit Youth Day gives kids a chance to be kids

For nearly 30 years, Belle Isle has played host to one of the best secrets in and around Detroit – Metro Detroit Youth Day, held this year on Wednesday, July 14. Though spawned from a confrontation between youth in Detroit and several store owners back in 1981, youth day has built a [...]

Fireworks culminate Riverdays, illuminate the beauty of Detroit

This past weekend, the Detroit Riverfront was bustling with activity, more than usual, because of the annual Detroit River Days celebration, held by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. Featuring live music, tours, rides, kids activities and land and water amusements, the party was in [...]

Kayaking on the Detroit River

Just hit the inbox this week, a very interesting e-mail that has our office buzzing – kayaking on the Detroit River. Thanks to Model D’s e-blasts promoting the city and some of the amazing activities out there. Originally started back in September last year, kayakers can take guided [...]

Connecting Detroit with activity

Last May, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy opened the Dequindre Cut Greenway, a nearly 1.5 mile path connecting the Riverfront, Eastern Market and many residential neighborhoods in the city. One year later, the pathway, which includes enough room for bicyclists and pedestrians in its [...]

Meet our new neighbors!

Could there be any better news than a new company coming to downtown Detroit with plans to create jobs and drive business to our region? In recent days, GalaxE.Solutions, a leading provider of software services and IT business support systems, announced plans to open a significant [...]