Demolition on the historic Joe Louis Arena is almost complete. The iconic stadium holds more memories than it did seats. From seeing the Stanley Cup return to the D to seeing the Detroit Shock win their second WNBA Championship title. "The Joe," as it is affectionately called, was the first place many Detroiters saw their first concert or sporting event. It's definitely held some memories for me. The Joe is where I fell in love with the Jonas Brothers and had my girlhood dreams come true when Omarion and Bowwow came for the infamous Scream Tour.
Detroit is a city where it’s hard to break old habits, particularly when it comes to changing the name of something and being asked to start calling a longtime institution something new. Here in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center where we’re headquartered, people still refer to this building as the City-County Building despite the fact that it was changed to CAYMC in 1997.
The death of Toni Morrison, one of America’s literary giants, is probably inspiring us to live in her words — all of which are being shared like wildfire across social media. You might also be inspired to track down the sources of many of Morrison’s beautiful turns of phrase.
We’re always here for a Big Sean video in Detroit where we can readily identify hometown landmarks. The latest from the emcee — back on the scene after taking time for therapy and self-care — takes him back to familiar stomping grounds and a new addition to the city’s landscape.
It looks like Spirit Plaza is here to stay.
After a much-discussed vote last week in which Detroit City Council members voted to close the outdoor gathering space in front of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building — which required the closer of the intersection at East Jefferson and Woodward — the body reconvened Tuesday morning and voted 5-4 to keep it open.
Hot Sam's is the oldest men's store in downtown Detroit. After 100 years, the company has remained under the stewardship of just two families. See how the Stovall family is taking the store into the next century.
Happy Pride! 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots that became the turning point for the LGBT liberation movement in the United States. In Detroit, we celebrate and continue to fight for equal rights for every queer and trans person at Motor City Pride. Scroll through more photos of the festival below.
Femology HQ, Detroit’s first modern business lounge for women, is taking its programming from East Jefferson to Fifth Avenue.
The coworking space, co-founded by CEO (and Neighborhood Native) Meagan Ward and COO Yliana Guzman, is linking with department-store chain Saks Fifth Avenue for its 50 Female Founders campaign, which celebrates women from various walks of life and backgrounds through a hand-picked, peer-nominated process.
Picture an audience at the opera. Who do you see? You’re probably not thinking about anyone under the age of 60 and that’s what the team at the Michigan Opera Theatre is working to change.
For 20 years, the MOT and the Detroit Opera House has introduced young professionals to the art and experience that is the opera. Their annual event, BravoBRAVO!, gets young people in the doors of the beautiful theater on Broadway Street in hopes of changing their perceptions of opera.
Dozens of new Americans just became official citizens at a naturalization ceremony at Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.
Assisted by Detroit City Councilwoman Raquel Castenada-Lopez, new Americans from all over the world were given words of wisdom and encouragement as they prepare to make the area their new home. See photos from the ceremony below.