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Midtown: It felt like the country really began to believe something was stirring in Detroit, and national media attention threw Midtown into limest of lights. As occupancy rates reached a stuffy 96%, java joints like Great Lakes Brewing and Bottom Line Coffee sprouted. Wise investors have been converting Cass Corridor relics into Midtown apartments for years, but 2012 saw something brand new and uniquely Midtown: The Auburn.
Brush Park: Whole Foods is in Midtown, sure, but we think it's neighbor Brush Park that's getting the golden ticket. B-Park masterpieces like The Edmund will be restored as Detroit's stock rises, but time is mortar in BP where many remaining archi-gems are on their last joists. Nearby Whole Foods could speed things significantly. We're not forgetting about the city scoring the cash to demo the Brewster Projects, but only 2013 knows what might replace them.