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DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ en Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:52:13 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ <![CDATA[New Order Coffee Roasters and Grey Ghost Take a Shot at 'Cursed?' Crystal Lofts]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21674-New-Order-Coffee-Roasters-and-Grey-Ghost-Take-a-Shot-at-Cursed-Crystal-Lofts&goto=newpost Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:26:44 GMT The Crystal Lofts Building, site two spectacularly failed specialty grocery ventures, has two new businesses opening soon. Over the years some of my...
The Crystal Lofts Building, site two spectacularly failed specialty grocery ventures, has two new businesses opening soon. Over the years some of my cohorts have mused over what we called 'cursed sites', sites were business after business failed. Wondering and hoping not, that this site won't become one.

Our original cursed site was nicknamed the 'Curse of the Tartar House', the current Byblos Cafe and Grill on Palmer just off Cass, which back in the day was called the Tartar House after then then WSU sports team name the Tartars, regrettably changed to the blander name Warriors. Restaurant after restaurant would open and fail. Same for the current site of the HopCat, fka Agave, Stewart's, Alexander's, Gregory's... Any other cursed sites in your memory?

Anyway, about the new ventures...

[QUOTE]New Order Coffee Roasters, a company specializing in small batch roasting, is scheduled to open in Midtown this winter. The roastery's first café will be located on the main floor of Midtown's Crystal Loft Building adjacent to the soon-to-open restaurant, Grey Ghost Detroit.[
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Third times a charm? With the Qline opening and the soon to be occupied The Scott at Brush Park apartments adjacent maybe its critical mass has arrived.

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Pie-Sci Opens Next to Woodbridge Pub http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21673-Pie-Sci-Opens-Next-to-Woodbridge-Pub&goto=newpost Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:31:26 GMT
Carry out pizza joint opening in the space to the left of the Woodbridge Pub. I've long been curious why there hasn't been more commercial development in this area. It is walkable to a lot of residential, gets surges from WSU football and sports activities and has plenty of street parking.

I love their name and wish them success!
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Freep Article and pictures -> http://www.freep.com/story/entertain...roit/87438746/



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While Pie-Sci will have no delivery service to start with, Damaske has sights set on providing bike delivery in the neighborhood and Wayne State. Other plans include building a back patio and creating seating out front for patrons to wait for their orders. Pie Sci is located at 5163 Trumbull, 313-818-0290.
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Voting for Ex-Felons in Virginia http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21672-Voting-for-Ex-Felons-in-Virginia&goto=newpost Sat, 23 Jul 2016 03:40:12 GMT The Catholic Democratic Governor of Virginia assumed he might make voting accessible en masse to ex-felons....
The Catholic Democratic Governor of Virginia assumed he might make voting accessible en masse to ex-felons. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...ghts-to-felons

He claims he will personally sign off (a right of power he does indeed wield) each individual ex-felons to have that right, if denied on a mass scale. I'd like to see that.

I have to snuff at the premise present in this: "Republicans suspect the real motive for McAuliffe's order is political," Pam reported. "The governor is a close ally of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who could benefit from more African-American voters if the race in Virginia is tight. McAuliffe denied that was his reason for issuing the order." Which is another way of saying Republicans would like to deny votes to individuals for whatever arbitrary reason they can find and uphold, if they know the pending votes would come from African Americans who would not support them.

As this table will showhttp://felonvoting.procon.org/view.r...ourceID=000286 Virginia is not as bad as Alabama, Florida, or Tennessee about the matter.

Michigan does fall in a section of states who aren't hindered by restoring the right to vote to those that did their time and want to reclaim their life of liberty and it's rights in this land. Only in Vermont and Maine (like fictional Shawshank?) can one actually vote while incarcerated.
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Wikileaks releases 20K DNC emails http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21671-Wikileaks-releases-20K-DNC-emails&goto=newpost Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:59:54 GMT https://www.rt.com/usa/352710-wikileaks-dnc-hillary-email/ ---Quote--- Nearly 20,000 emails and more than 8,000 attachments from the Democratic...
https://www.rt.com/usa/352710-wikile...hillary-email/

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Nearly 20,000 emails and more than 8,000 attachments from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) have been released by WikiLeaks. Many of the emails indicate that top DNC officials were hostile to the Bernie Sanders campaign.
That's no surprise...
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Gunmen Rampage Munich Mall http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21670-Gunmen-Rampage-Munich-Mall&goto=newpost Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:12:20 GMT Seems the unrest is growing on many sides in Europe....
Seems the unrest is growing on many sides in Europe. http://heavy.com/news/2016/07/munich...re-isis-islam/this comes on the fifth anniversary of far-right, anti-Muslim, Pro-Templar Anders Breivik's killing of 79 souls in Utoya.

Many saying that these guys were not foreign and that some of them claimed they were German and yelled anti-foreign sentiments (this was also reported in broadcast media). There was also an odd report of a second shooting.
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Bernstein withdraws $ rather than have his donation named after a black man at U of M http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21669-Bernstein-withdraws-rather-than-have-his-donation-named-after-a-black-man-at-U-of-M&goto=newpost Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:40:00 GMT Thought this was rather interesting, and shockingly racist. Mark Bernstein donated $3 million to Univ of Michigan to allow them to build a new...
Thought this was rather interesting, and shockingly racist.

Mark Bernstein donated $3 million to Univ of Michigan to allow them to build a new hall. This week, when he found out it would bear the name of a black man, the only building on campus to do so, he withdrew his gift. Embarrassing.

https://www.philanthropy.com/article...d-Chair/237223
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Automotive Hall of Fame Moving to Detroit from Dearborn! http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21668-Automotive-Hall-of-Fame-Moving-to-Detroit-from-Dearborn!&goto=newpost Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:20:54 GMT http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/22/automotive-hall-of-fame-plans-move-to-detroit-from/ This could be great for the city as the...
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...-detroit-from/

This could be great for the city as the article says, "The Automotive Hall of Fame is looking for a possible site that Chapin says would be “more than just a car museum.”'

Perhaps this falls in line with Gilbert's vision of a car themed attraction/museum in the city?
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Question for the Old Time DFD folks http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21666-Question-for-the-Old-Time-DFD-folks&goto=newpost Fri, 22 Jul 2016 02:32:46 GMT If there are any still around that is. This board used to have quite a few, but it has changed quite a bit and most of them seem to have wandered...
If there are any still around that is. This board used to have quite a few, but it has changed quite a bit and most of them seem to have wandered off.

My mind is kind of messed up and sometimes drifts into weird areas, so I have no idea why this came over me, but anyways ....


Back in the days of primarily telegraph signalling, prior to when telephone and later radio really took over (30s, 40s, 50s), how were extra alarms sent out? I seem to remember it was something like 2-2-2 prior to the box number for a second alarm, 3-3-3 for a third, etc. But I can't remember how each company knew they were due. Card files in the drawers?



This may not make sense to those who don't know what it's about, but that's OK.
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Cooley High School http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21665-Cooley-High-School&goto=newpost Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:54:27 GMT
Does anyone know if Cooley High is being renovated or salvaged by some group. I graduated from there in 1961. What a great old school! I'd love to roam the halls one more time just to bring back memories. I also went to Cerveny Elementary on the corner of Puritan and Strathmoor. Any Cooley alumni out there?
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Bambi in the Jeff/Chalmers http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21664-Bambi-in-the-Jeff-Chalmers&goto=newpost Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:22:42 GMT This was taken in the vicinity of Eastlawn just off of Jeff, its near the lot where we lived back in the mid-sixties only back then my Dad would...
This was taken in the vicinity of Eastlawn just off of Jeff, its near the lot where we lived back in the mid-sixties only back then my Dad would drive us to Belle Isle to feed Lucky Strikes to the deer making our way through the woods. Name:  Eastlan and Jefferson.jpg
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10 Things to Do in the D this Weekend - July 22-24, 2016 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21663-10-Things-to-Do-in-the-D-this-Weekend-July-22-24-2016&goto=newpost Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:20:46 GMT
1. Explore the Ann Arbor Art Fair.
2. Play farm games and try tasty treats at Zingerman's Cornman Farms First Annual Farm Festival.
3. Get your groove on along the riverfront at the Mo Pop Festival.
4. Check out the races, car show and music at Quake on the Lake.

5. Take a bite out of Burger Bash Detroit.
6. Be immersed in the sights and sounds of the Festival of the Chariots.
7. Learn about the historic churches of Detroit on a bike tour.
8. Celebrate the art, culture and community of Southwest Detroit.
9. Find some relaxation at Yoga in the Gardens.
10. Enjoy poetry, spoken word and dancing at the Charles McGee Unveiling & United We Stand Metro Detroit Community Reunion.

Kickoff list from Crain's Detroit Business. Add your suggestions below.
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Protest Commenmorates Slaying of Aiyana Jones http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21662-Protest-Commenmorates-Slaying-of-Aiyana-Jones&goto=newpost Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:11:59 GMT
Read in the Detroit News this morning about some demonstrators chaining themselves together at the Third Precinct to "Commemorate" the 2010 slaying of Aiyana Stanley-Jones. While I morn the death of any child resulting from violence in the city, I have to ask myself, "Why chose the one death that resulted from a white police officer that happened 10 years ago?
What about all the children that were killed or maimed since then? I'm curious as to how many children younger than say, 10 years old were murdered in the last 10 years? IMHO, this is the big problem on the streets right now.
Please don't get me wrong, the death of little Aiyana was a very tragic event and I don't mean to belittle this but I think more effort needs to be put forth to stop this needless bloodshed of our children.
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Detroit taxes are too damn high! http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21661-Detroit-taxes-are-too-damn-high!&goto=newpost Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:52:01 GMT I am flabbergasted that once again, thousands of properties in Detroit are in foreclosure. Many people on payment plans are behind again. I looked...
I am flabbergasted that once again, thousands of properties in Detroit are in foreclosure. Many people on payment plans are behind again. I looked at a house on San Juan that is listing for 35K, is tax appraised at 32K and the taxes are almost 3K per year. 5-20% reductions aren't enough to make up for years of over payment for less and less services. Make the reassessment of Detroit residential property a priority or the anticipated return of residents and housing value to the all but best neighborhoods is going to be a very slow process. As it is, inventory of Detroit homes for sale is very low.
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<![CDATA[If you're not turned on by Detroit's new energy...check your pulse]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21660-If-you-re-not-turned-on-by-Detroit-s-new-energy-check-your-pulse&goto=newpost Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:09:36 GMT Here is a _nice puff piece with that title on Detroit revival by Robin Soslow in the Dallas Morning News....
Here is a nice puff piece with that title on Detroit revival by Robin Soslow in the Dallas Morning News. Remembering back when most of the outside views of Detroit were almost always negative, this yet another refreshing reversal from those bad old days.

The article gives a quick comprehensive overview and, remarkably!, doesn't mention Slows BBQ which was always a standard mention when the first of such 'Detroit is back' articles began appearing. Are we now in the post-Slows era?

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Boom and bloom have shattered the Motor City's gloom-and-doom reputation. Super-charged vital signs include a white-hot urban art scene, homegrown jazz, R&B, funk and electronic virtuosos, sensational bargain-priced food, coffee and craft beer, a fresh new riverfront, a greenway where lush foliage competes with street art-splashed concrete slabs, new urban bike and kayak tours, and friendly residents excited to share their cultural riches.

Abandoned buildings are surging back to life. The Aloft hotel opened last year in the David Whitney, a 1915 neo-Renaissance skyscraper with a jaw-dropping atrium. A labyrinth-like brewery now holds Red Bull House of Art's galleries and studios.

Russell Industrial Center, an auto body factory designed by Detroit starchitect Albert Kahn that opened 1925, now holds studios (Bill Poceta's glassworks, Dana Keaton's fashions), Michigan Hot Glass Workshop and galleries. Catch the Robots and Ray-guns exhibition. [Full article here >>]
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DDOT adding routes to Eastern Market, more 24hr service http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21659-DDOT-adding-routes-to-Eastern-Market-more-24hr-service&goto=newpost Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:01:58 GMT
Some really interesting changes are coming. I can't remember the last time we even had express routes.

http://www.freep.com/story/news/loca...vice/87266582/
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