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What do you love about Detroit?

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Michelle & Chris Gerard

Welcome to Friday Monday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, and more. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. This week’s topic: Detroit pride.

It’s 313 Day here in Detroit, a day in which we celebrate our fair city. And while we sometimes have a love/hate relationship with the city (it’s not always easy to live here), we mostly love it. And at least for today, we want to put aside all the problems and focus on the reasons we love the city.

Is there a particular building you love? The rich, and often difficult, history of the city? Its never-ending comeback? Is there a certain day that comes along each year where you look around and know you’re in the right place? Is it the music, the art, the architecture? Is it the neighborhood you live in? Or the grit/determination/hustle narrative that people are fond of? Is it your favorite sports team that you support no matter what? Or watching one of your favorite streets or buildings transform?

We have a lot of ideas on our end, and we’ll share them soon. But today, we want to hear yours, and if it’s a great one, we might reference it in a future article.