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Positive stories around Detroit to keep your spirits up

Coronavirus has got us all down, but here’s a bit of positivity to take with you.

Bedrock suspends rent for its small business tenants for three months

And other ways landlords, local government, and businesses are getting creative to sustain retail through the COVID-19 outbreak.

Detroit is shutting down. But Eastern Market is staying open.

Why the food hub plans on keeping its Saturday market running during the coronavirus pandemic.

Inside the redevelopment of a church-turned-coffee shop near Boston-Edison

The historic church, which was right near the epicenter of the ‘67 Uprising, recently got an attractive renovation.

Ford to invest $1.45 billion, add 3,000 jobs at two SE Michigan facilities

Adding to the massive projects the automaker is already undertaking in the region.

City, Quicken Loans fund look to simplify process for new businesses in Detroit

Red tape at city hall has been a long-running complaint for those trying to get permits and inspections.

Boston Consulting to move office to Ilitch-owned building under construction

The firm will occupy 30,000 square feet of space at the new office and sports medicine facility in District Detroit.

Global advertising company WPP to move 1,000 employees into Marquette Building

The currently vacant building downtown will also get a nearly $20 million renovation.

Trends that defined Detroit in the 2010s

Emergency management, downtown’s revival, and scooters. Here are eight trends during a period of great change for Detroit.

Three new businesses open on Avenue of Fashion with end of road construction in sight

The black-owned businesses will be holding grand opening celebrations on Small Business Saturday, November 30.

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The best holiday markets in Detroit

Where to buy gifts made in Detroit this season.

Apparel printing company MyLocker completes $14M expansion of Corktown facility

The Detroit-based company also plans to triple its workforce by 2022

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Mapping the impressive growth of coworking in Detroit

From downtown to the far east side, here’s 18 coworking spaces to check out.

Kmart to close last two stores in metro Detroit

There were once 134 Kmart stores in Michigan—now there’s only one.

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The best furniture and antique stores in Detroit, mapped

From antiques to new treasures, reclaimed to recycled, we found furniture shops for every price point in and around Detroit.

A look inside the riverfront’s Elevator Building post-renovation

Next Cities bought the building last year for $2.1 million.

H&M’s Detroit store officially opening November 21

The retailer’s first store in Detroit is in a Bedrock-owned building on Woodward.

Downtown Detroit Markets to re-open for winter season November 13

Pies, clothes, ceramics, and even temporary tattoos will be fore sale.

Streetscaping affecting businesses on Grand River as well

Multiple owners have reported declining sales since construction started this summer.

Strategic Staffing Solutions moves offices from Penobscot to Fisher Building

The IT and business services company had been downtown for the last 20 years.

The Schvitz to undertake major restoration of upstairs ballroom

The historic bath house in the North End got a $40,000 Motor City Match grant for the work.

How would a national recession affect Detroit?

High construction costs and a relatively soft market might insulate Detroit from the worst effects.

Indie theater The Film Lab to start screening movies October 19

The Hamtramck theater will also have a bar serving movie-themed drinks.

Pistons new training facility and HQ opens in New Center

The 185,000-square-foot facility will also house a Plum Market and Blink Fitness.

Two women-owned businesses set to open in Eastern Market

The wellness studio and coworking space will be located in a Sanford Nelson–owned building on Division Street.

Ponyride completes move to former pickle factory in Core City

The nonprofit makerspace is now renting an 11,000-square-foot floor in a building on Lorraine street.

Detroit’s proposed Airbnb ordinance, explained

What the ordinance regulating short-term rentals would do, when it comes up for a vote, and why people are for or against it.

Comcast completes nearly $1 million expansion of Midtown store

The Xfinity store on Woodward Avenue will also add 20 new employees.

Why it’s important to support Avenue of Fashion businesses right now

Construction on Livernois Avenue has been tough on local businesses. Here’s how you can help.

Google to expand, add jobs in Michigan and Detroit

It’s part of a $17-million expansion that will add 90,000 square feet of office space.

Jeff Goldblum visits Detroit, attends Slow Roll

There’s speculation that he’s filming for a show new show called ‘The World According to Jeff Goldblum.’

Detroit job growth puts it among 20 ‘superstar’ cities in U.S.

An analysis found that metro Detroit accounted for 1.73 percent of all job growth nationally.

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Detroit’s vintage clothing stores, mapped

From Southwest Detroit to Hamtramck, here’s 12 great shops around town to buy vintage goods.

‘Avenue of Fashion’ businesses struggle to stay afloat amidst road construction

The city is scrambling to help out businesses affected by the streetscaping.

PJ Ryder on why he’s selling the Lager House

"I’ve got things I want to do with my life."

Lager House lists for $2.2M; owner cites changing Corktown

PJ Ryder feels it’s time to move on from his struggling bar.

Pedini showroom opens in Detroit

It’s one of only a handful of flagship stores in the U.S. for the high-end Italian kitchen designer.

Popup markets reopen downtown and on Dequindre Cut

The Freight Yard plus markets at Beacon Park and Cadillac Square are back for the summer

Inside Look: Rebuild Group’s new Milwaukee Junction digs

The marking company recently renovated a former industrial building for $2 million