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Detroit Blues Heritage
Mar01

Detroit Blues Heritage

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, the Detroit Blues Heritage Series will present “Coffey and Champagne” featuring legendary Motown session musician/Funk Brother Dennis Coffey with special guest vocalist Lady Champagne as part of their year-long 20th anniversary celebration.   This event will take place from 2:00 PM until 4:30 PM at the Historic Scarab Club which is located at 217 Farnsworth in Detroit’s Cultural Center. A $5.00...

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The Red-ish Burgundy…Note?
Mar01

The Red-ish Burgundy…Note?

  When I was young and innocent in the world of literature all of two years ago, I used to look at the notorious book title and think Nathaniel Hawthorne was referencing may be a written note on a crimson sheet of paper. However, after reading The Scarlet Letter, I was pleasantly surprised to find the plot to be much more interesting. Written in 1850 at a time where America was still trying to figure out what it wanted to be when...

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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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Freedom House Launches Online Fundraiser
Mar01

Freedom House Launches Online Fundraiser

  Major Reduction in Annual Support Places Services at Risk Southwest Detroit’s Freedom House – which houses and helps refugees from other countries seeking asylum in the USA – has launched an online campaign to raise $100,000 by April 1. The effort aims to offset the elimination of much of the organization’s annual funding, which could result in its reducing services, even closing. “Freedom House saves lives,” says Executive...

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North End Collective offers new retail experience
Mar01

North End Collective offers new retail experience

North End Collective is a new retail and entrepreneurial collaboration in Detroit’s North End neighborhood, near New Center, that offers a new kind of shopping experience to the area. Midtown Detroit Inc., a group that works towards community collaboration and positive growth, owns the building where the North End Collective now operates. Small businesses and startups are able to engage in accelerator experiences in a 2,000...

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