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Eastern Market profile: Dancy’s Fancy Butter
Mar01

Eastern Market profile: Dancy’s Fancy Butter

In each issue of Detroit City Limits, we’ll profile a regular vendor at Detroit’s Eastern Market, focusing on some of the lesser-known vendors and products. This week: Dancy’s Fancy Butter. Vendors: Anna and Freddie Dancy Products: Sweet and savory flavored butters Location: Products are made in Concord, MI, vending at Eastern Market’s Saturday market in Shed 2 or Shed 5 Phone: (517) 740-1250 Website: www.dancysfancybutter.com    ...

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Detroit Surf Co. to open flagship store in Midtown
Mar01

Detroit Surf Co. to open flagship store in Midtown

A T-shirt made on a whim was the seed for a Detroit-based surfboard and skateboard business that is set to open a flagship store in May. Detroit Surf Co. started with just one T-Shirt made by founder and owner Dave Tuzinowski and worn in Maui, Hawaii in winter 2005-06 to show his pride in being from the Motor City. “Before Detroit Surf Co., I owned a tech company in Michigan, but I live on the island of Maui for part of winter,” said...

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What’s it like to tour Detroit’s Motown Museum?
Feb01

What’s it like to tour Detroit’s Motown Museum?

One of the first things you’ll see when you tour Detroit’s Motown Museum, home of “Hitsville USA located at 2648 Grand Blvd. in Detroit, is a map full of push-pins representing all the towns and cities that visitors to the museum call home. It’s not too surprising that North America and Europe are bristling with pins, but there are pins on every continent except Antarctica, representing visits from Russians, Brazilians, Nigerians,...

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Motown Museum Plans $50 Million Expansion
Feb01

Motown Museum Plans $50 Million Expansion

The management of Detroit’s Motown Museum announced in late 2016 that a $50 million remodeling and expansion project will be coming soon.The museum, located at 2648 Grand Blvd. in Detroit was established in 1985 after being left vacant for several years when Motown’s operations in 1972 moved from Detroit to Hollywood in California. In the years following that move to the West Coast, Motown founder Berry Gordy’s sister, Esther Gordy...

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Only log cabin home in Detroit to be renovated after successful fundraiser
Dec01

Only log cabin home in Detroit to be renovated after successful fundraiser

A successful fundraiser and a matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and Michigan State Housing Development Authority are making it possible to bring new life to the only log cabin home in the city of Detroit. The Palmer Log Cabin, located in Detroit’s Palmer Park neighborhood, was built in 1885 and designed by architects George D. Mason and Zachariah Rice. Not a traditional log cabin, it’s closer to a...

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Detroit landmark: Wayne State University’s Bonstelle Theatre
Dec01

Detroit landmark: Wayne State University’s Bonstelle Theatre

If you’ve ever seen Wayne State University’s Bonstelle Theatre and thought it looked like a temple, you’re right. The building located at 3424 Woodward Ave. was original the home of the Temple Beth El synagogue and designed by congregation member Albert Kahn, who meant for the Beaux Arts building to bring to mind Roman and Greek temples. Kahn was known for specializing in industrial architecture and was sometimes called “The Architect...

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