Corktown businesses form Project Green Light commercial corridor to create safer neighborhood

Corktown businesses form Project Green Light commercial corridor to create safer neighborhood

A half-dozen of Corktown’s most well-known establishments along Michigan Avenue have joined together to create the Detroit Police Department’s second Project Green Light Commercial Corridor. The partners, located in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, include the new Detroit Police Athletic League headquarters, McShane’s Irish Pub, Detroit Institute of Bagels, Ottava Via, Brooklyn Street Local and PJ’s Lager […]

City Living’s Austin Black explains why housing investments are on the rise in southwest Detroit, District 6

City Living’s Austin Black explains why housing investments are on the rise in southwest Detroit, District 6

Apart from its status as one of Detroit’s most diverse and culturally vibrant areas because of its numerous restaurants, taverns, novelty stores and other independently owned retailers, District 6 is a wide cross-section of neighborhoods. While the downtown area’s resurgence has led to busier traffic and more active nightlife, many residents favor affordable homes in […]

Why southwest Detroit is ripe for investment

Why southwest Detroit is ripe for investment

Saying Detroit’s District 6 is a hot market, is as likely an understatement as there is in development circles right now. Although its neighborhood development efforts are not as visible as Detroit’s downtown district, they are there. Ask any investor. “The time to get in is ‘now,’ according to Kraemer Design Group Co-Founder and Principal Bob […]

Henry the Hatter open for business in Eastern Market

Henry the Hatter open for business in Eastern Market

Henry the Hatter. The name invokes Detroit history as much as J. L. Hudson’s, Michigan Central, and Sanders. Henry Komrofsky, the founder, lived many lives as a Detroit resident – band musician, State of Michigan boxing commissioner, school board member. But it was hats where he made his living, and make it, he did. Henry […]

Get over to Corktown-A-Glow and celebrate the holidays Dec. 9

Get over to Corktown-A-Glow and celebrate the holidays Dec. 9

Corktown is getting ready to celebrate the holidays, and you’re invited. The second annual Corktown-A-Glow begins at noon on Saturday, Dec. 9. It’s a day-long holiday celebration thrown by the Corktown Business Association and local business owners to bring the community together. You can shop and eat, of course, but there will also be caroling, […]

Detroit’s Airbnb hosts earn mortgage payments and more

Detroit’s Airbnb hosts earn mortgage payments and more

It’s not the typical bed and breakfast advertisement. “Hey, I’m Rita!” reads the caption beside a pretty woman’s smiling face. “I am originally from the Midwest, but my latest adventures have brought me working and living in New York City.” A brief description of Rita’s interests and profile information, including her graduation from the University […]