Detroit dining scene abuzz with activity

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Melody Baetens, The Detroit News 2:54 p.m. EDT April 22, 2016 The Manicotti di Crespelle, bottom, is a seasonal preparation The Manicotti di Crespelle, bottom, is a seasonal preparation at La Rondinella. At top is a salad. Jose Juarez, Special to The Detroit News A cheeseburger spring roll in Cass Corridor; farm-fresh rabbit in Hazel Park; 50 craft cocktails at a 50-seat restaurant in a Detroit alley; an expertly twice-cooked egg on a bed of greens near the Detroit Institute of Arts. These are some of the vignettes of Metro Detroit’s restaurant scene that are making the area a growing…

Review: Katoi in Corktown draws crowds with unique fare

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Molly Abraham 3:29 p.m. EDT April 7, 2016 2016-0330-rb-go-restreview046Buy Photo (Photo: Robin Buckson / The Detroit News) At this point in its young existence, the restaurant Katoi — in but not of Corktown — is a victim of its own popularity. A standing room only mass of humanity packs the small place just about every night, and those who choose to sit at the bar just inside the entrance find themselves elbow-to-elbow with those waiting for tables in the dining room. When the early crowds subside, as they surely will, this interesting spot will be much more comfortable and the…

The complete list: Detroit’s best new restaurants

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Sylvia Rector and Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press 1:48 p.m. EDT April 6, 2016 ROY LogoBuy Photo Detroit added a new pastime to its rich sports culture last year, when keeping up with the flurry of new restaurant openings became something of a spectator sport. The star center to watch was the city of Detroit itself, which claims the majority of the Free Press’ Best New Restaurants for the second year in a row. Beginning at 9 a.m. we’re counting down the list. Come to freep.com for all the coverage. 10. Townhouse, Detroit Best New Restaurant No. 10: Townhouse Detroit…

Detroit as a high-end shopping destination? Midtown carves out growing retail scene

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By Ian Thibodeau | ithibode@mlive.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on April 04, 2016 at 6:00 AM, updated April 04, 2016 at 8:12 AM DETROIT NEIGHBORHOODS Private college police could get more authority as Detroit Mercy seeks to improve neighborhood Tiger Stadium project brings neighborhoods, kids into Detroit’s resurgence, PAL CEO says Mini-grocery stores needed in Downtown Detroit, Bedrock CEO says Mayor Duggan plans for ’20 minute’ neighborhoods, ‘uniquely Detroit’ improvements Dan Gilbert says Detroit needs to start thinking big All Stories DETROIT – The 400 block of West Canfield in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood looked less like a…

How downtown Detroit has transformed since the Super Bowl 10 years ago

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By Paula Gardner | PaulaGardner@mlive.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 04, 2016 at 5:30 AM, updated February 04, 2016 at 5:23 PM 1.4k shares DETROIT, MI — Ask anyone outside of Detroit what is changing in the city’s downtown, and the most obvious answers convey developments that make Michigan’s largest central business district appealing to the most casual visitor. Midtown. Major new sporting venues. Maybe the riverfront. Each was a player in what was touted as signs of Detroit’s rebirth a decade ago when Super Bowl XL was played on Ford Field in 2006. Today, each…

Old Tiger Stadium to host youth sports, artificial turf

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Louis Aguilar, The Detroit News 3:33 p.m. EST February 2, 2016 Detroit PAL presser (Photo: Pendulum Studios) After years of debate about what to do with the former Detroit Tigers Stadium site, city youth will be able to play soccer, football and baseball at the historic Corktown location starting in spring 2017. Work is set begin in April for a new youth sports facility and headquarters for the Detroit Police Athletic League, or PAL. “This will be a field of dreams that will inspire kids for generations to come,” former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin said Tuesday. Levin secured $3 million…

Where can you buy a mansion for $400,000? Detroit.

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  By Vickie Elmer January 21 Bill Sneed and Erica MacKinnon fled the extremely high housing costs in Los Angeles and relocated to Detroit. They bought a home in Indian Village for just over $400,000. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) Erica MacKinnon and Bill Sneed have lived all over the world and spent a couple of years in a rented Los Angeles duplex considering whether to move to Miami or Seattle, Oakland or Portland, Maine. Instead, nearly a year ago, the business and life partners packed up and headed to Detroit, which they had visited months earlier in search of…

5 Detroit-based Startups That Emerged This Century

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By Greg DePersio | Updated January 12, 2016   For most of the 20th century, Detroit was the antithesis of a city whose economy was propelled by startups and small businesses. Huge corporations, most notably the Big Three automakers, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, dominated the city. They provided, in one way or another, the majority of Detroit’s jobs and drove most of its growth throughout the century. During the later decades of the 1900s, however, out-of-control labor costs, increased competition from foreign automakers and other factors sent the Big Three reeling. Jobs were lost, profits dwindled and Detroit took…

It’s boom time for developments in heart of Detroit

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Louis Aguilar, The Detroit News 12:03 a.m. EST January 8, 2016 Development-02 (Photo: Daniel Mears, Detroit News) For the area known as greater downtown Detroit, 2016 is expected to be the kind of year city leaders have dreamed of and worked toward since the 1967 riots. This year will also highlight that Detroit’s rebound remains wildly uneven: While development in neighborhoods throughout the city is planned, it will not match the boom times going on in greater downtown. “The best is yet to come and we look forward to the year ahead,” said Jim Ketai, managing partner and CEO of…