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DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ en Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:51:16 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ Waste Reduction http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22001-Waste-Reduction&goto=newpost Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:33:46 GMT Hi! Anyone familiar with this comprehensive waste reduction? I was asked to take the lead in searching about this and what benefits would we get if...
Hi! Anyone familiar with this comprehensive waste reduction? I was asked to take the lead in searching about this and what benefits would we get if we have one. I searched online, found a few vendors but I still want to hear directly from users. Thanks!
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Non Detroit Issues Marylynn Koth http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22001-Waste-Reduction
<![CDATA[Northend 'Agrihood' to renovate apartment building for community center, cafe]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22000-Northend-Agrihood-to-renovate-apartment-building-for-community-center-cafe&goto=newpost Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:10:41 GMT
More good news for the heating up North End. With a sizable grant in hand the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative " will renovate the 3,200-square-foot three-story apartment building at 7432 Brush St. and across from MUFI's 2-acre urban garden. It will house commercial kitchens that will service the planned cafe and allow for future production and packaging of goods for the organization. Other new amenities being developed include a children's learning sensory garden."

As can be seen in the Google Street view of the site, extensive gardening has already been ongoing.

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Discuss Detroit Lowell http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22000-Northend-Agrihood-to-renovate-apartment-building-for-community-center-cafe
10 Things to Do in the D this Weekend - Dec 2-4, 2016 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21999-10-Things-to-Do-in-the-D-this-Weekend-Dec-2-4-2016&goto=newpost Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:50:45 GMT
  1. Run like the wind (and chime, too) while raising money at the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run in Detroit.
  2. Walk on the wild side at Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak.
  3. Enjoy the holiday charm and support local businesses at the North Rosedale Park Holiday Bazaar.
  4. Hear a rousing round of hallelujah choruses at Handel's "Messiah" at Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit.
  5. Watch the Nutcracker Prince battle the Mouse King at the seasonal favorite ballet at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts.
  6. Do some holiday shopping at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair, billed as Michigan's largest and longest-running indie craft fair, at the Masonic Temple.
  7. Join in an evening of music, museum hopping and shopping at Noel Night in Midtown.
  8. Dress in your fanciest and enjoy dinner and auctions at the Kidney Ball at MotorCity Casino Hotel.
  9. Be inspired by holiday-themed trains and trees at the annual fundraiser for Cranbrook House and Gardens in Bloomfield Hills.
  10. Laugh along with L.A. comedian Matt McClowry, who started his career in metro Detroit.

Kickoff list from Crain's Detroit Business. Add your suggestions below.
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Discuss Detroit Lowell http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21999-10-Things-to-Do-in-the-D-this-Weekend-Dec-2-4-2016
Detroit Coney Island in Clearwater Florida. http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21997-Detroit-Coney-Island-in-Clearwater-Florida&goto=newpost Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:25:03 GMT Makes sense because lots of retirees x pats there,I am going to drive over there over the weekend and check it out. I guess I would have never...
Makes sense because lots of retirees x pats there,I am going to drive over there over the weekend and check it out.

I guess I would have never given it a second thought had it not been for this site.
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Discuss Detroit Richard http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21997-Detroit-Coney-Island-in-Clearwater-Florida
Monroe Block Development http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21996-Monroe-Block-Development&goto=newpost Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:03:14 GMT Crains is reporting that the DDA will be meeting with an entity with ties to Gilbert tomorrow afternoon at 3 to hear about plans to develop the...
Crains is reporting that the DDA will be meeting with an entity with ties to Gilbert tomorrow afternoon at 3 to hear about plans to develop the Monroe block. Multiple sources are saying to expect a 20 story office tower along with a residential development.


http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...-20-stories-of
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Discuss Detroit subsidized http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21996-Monroe-Block-Development
Envelope factory http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21995-Envelope-factory&goto=newpost Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:06:14 GMT Why is that eyesore at I-94 and I-75 the envelope factory still standing? I used to think it was funny that there was a ghost factory there. Not...
Why is that eyesore at I-94 and I-75 the envelope factory still standing? I used to think it was funny that there was a ghost factory there. Not anymore.
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Discuss Detroit MrJones http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21995-Envelope-factory
The Macomb County Question http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21994-The-Macomb-County-Question&goto=newpost Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:57:47 GMT Just finished this piece from the Free Press about Macomb County. ...
Just finished this piece from the Free Press about Macomb County.

http://www.freep.com/story/news/loca...-zoo/93922816/

Macomb County, the home of the Frank Rizzos, Reagan Democrats, and endless miles of bland suburban sprawl and Catholic churches. I really don't have a good opinion on Macomb County and even before it failed the region by voting against the RTA, I hated going east of Dequindre for anything. I get my snobby Oakland County/pro-Detroit attitude doesn't help, but frankly I don't care. Wouldn't even care if the RTA left them out of the transit master plan. The rest of SE Michigan will make progress without them (I really don't mean that)...

I feel like the residents of Macomb County were those former east side Detroit residents (and their descendants who were taught to hate Detroit) who felt "pushed out" by the influx of African Americans and therefore have this aversion to do anything with Detroit. (As opposed those who moved to Oakland County because they were wealthy and wanted lakefront property and rolling hills).

If anyone is one Facebook and follows the Humans of New York page, the photographer and creator of the page is in Macomb County telling their stories. Most are non-political but the ones that are are pretty telling (and disgusting) of who makes up Macomb County.

Oh Macomb County...
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Discuss Detroit dtowncitylover http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21994-The-Macomb-County-Question
5 Large Empty Office Buildings In Metro Detroit - Only one is in Detroit http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21993-5-Large-Empty-Office-Buildings-In-Metro-Detroit-Only-one-is-in-Detroit&goto=newpost Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:15:16 GMT
That would be the Old Wayne County Building. "The [Old Wayne County Building] is currently owned by a New York-based investment group that has remained largely quiet since purchasing it more than two years ago for $13.4 million. However, sources have said that construction and renovation work is expected to begin this month."

An interesting article in Crain's profiles the properties. The others are:
  • Former Kmart headquarters, Troy
  • Centerpointe Business Campus building, Pontiac
  • Former Federal-Mogul headquarters, Southfield
  • Ottawa Tower II, Pontiac

With 2.27 million square feet, the five represent 3 percent of the 74.64 million-square-foot regional office market.
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Discuss Detroit Lowell http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21993-5-Large-Empty-Office-Buildings-In-Metro-Detroit-Only-one-is-in-Detroit
<![CDATA[Stabbing attack at OSU's Columbus campus Monday morning]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21992-Stabbing-attack-at-OSU-s-Columbus-campus-Monday-morning&goto=newpost Tue, 29 Nov 2016 04:54:01 GMT Use of knife seems to be preferred weapon. See blue boxed item within article citing other incidences (other occurring knives, etc).* Ohio state...
Use of knife seems to be preferred weapon. See blue boxed item within article citing other incidences (other occurring knives, etc).

Ohio state knifeman ranted about how he was 'sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers being killed and tortured'...


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...niversity.html
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Non Detroit Issues Zacha341 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21992-Stabbing-attack-at-OSU-s-Columbus-campus-Monday-morning
<![CDATA[Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos and Detroit's schools]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21991-Secretary-of-Education-nominee-Betsy-DeVos-and-Detroit-s-schools&goto=newpost Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:15:54 GMT The morning newspaper has a thoughtful essay about the role that Ms. DeVos may have played in the now troubled schools of Detroit. I hope that her...
The morning newspaper has a thoughtful essay about the role that Ms. DeVos may have played in the now troubled schools of Detroit. I hope that her confirmation hearings provide a forum for an intelligent discussion of how to reform public education.

Am I correct in thinking that he spouse was the head of Amway when they settled for $150 million in a suit in which the plaintiffs charged that Amway was running a pyramid scheme? I assume that Betsy DeVos was not involved so it may be inappropriate to mention this.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/25/op...f=opinion&_r=0
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Discuss Detroit renf http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21991-Secretary-of-Education-nominee-Betsy-DeVos-and-Detroit-s-schools
<![CDATA[How Pro Sports Saved A City's Downtown]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21990-How-Pro-Sports-Saved-A-City-s-Downtown&goto=newpost Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:39:01 GMT
EDIT: I would like to insert "helped" in front of the word, saved...

There has been many discussions of how sports stadia and arenas have been good for an area or simply some big building sitting out there when events are not being held.

Everyone likes to pick their own 'case studies.'

However, when discussing it as it pertains to Detroit, Detroit, itself, is a great shining case study of how sports facilities has played a major role in a downtown area.

Here is what I have come up with:

I was thinking of 'economic development' over the decades:

1). The Fox,

2). Comerica Park, home of the Tigers,

3). Ford Field, home, again, of the DETROIT Lions,

4). Super Bowl,

5). Dan Gilbert goes big in Detroit,

6). LCA, home of the Red Wings,

7). LCA, home, again, of the DETROIT Pistons

8). District Detroit, home of our four pro teams and maybe soccer, too.

I see a common thread in these seven or eight, namely, the economic development effects of pro sports in Detroit.

But, maybe more significantly, is the sequential nature of them and how the they all build on each other. Other than the Fox, all have/are happening within the last 20 years.

Without the Fox, the Ilitches would not have been in Detroit. Without Comerica Park, there wouldn't be a Ford Field (I read that there was joint planning that Ford Field was dependent on Comerica).

And folks seem to forget, and deny (as the case may be), that Ford Field brought Detroit a Super Bowl. The city was stimulated and prepared and revitalized by it. Was the Super Bowl preparation the beginning of the downtown revival?

A few years later, a man named Dan came to town...

The salient question here is would Dan have come to town if the Super Bowl had not energized the downtown area????

Will Detroit become the model for sports facilities and development? (there have been stories that Redskins want to move back to D.C. to the area where RFK stadium sits and want to build a huge development. The owner of the Capitals and Wizards suggested they might want to move there as well in the future. D.C. would have the Redskins, Capitals and Wizards together on one site and the Nationals and D.C. United [soccer team] on another.) That would revitalize several major neighborhoods: "near South East (and the desolate part of South West" (Nationals/D.C. United) and Capitol Hill extended.


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Discuss Detroit emu steve http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21990-How-Pro-Sports-Saved-A-City-s-Downtown
<![CDATA[I don't think I'm a robot]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21989-I-don-t-think-I-m-a-robot&goto=newpost Mon, 28 Nov 2016 04:13:01 GMT
it's been a while since I've posted here. I changed mechanisms and had a hard time logging in attempting to prove I wasn't a robot. I was beginning to wonder if I possibly had somehow become one. Tonight I was able to log in easily. Good to be back.
I have been following the site and things seemed to take a bit of a negative course. Oh well.

Good to see a number of the same folks around.
Guess I should head over to my old home at the Garwood and see if anyone's still around.
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Detroit Connections old guy http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21989-I-don-t-think-I-m-a-robot
Busy Year For the Music Angel of Death... http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21988-Busy-Year-For-the-Music-Angel-of-Death&goto=newpost Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:03:43 GMT www.google.com/amp/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/38037075?client=ms-android-hms-tmobile-us
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Non Detroit Issues Honky Tonk http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21988-Busy-Year-For-the-Music-Angel-of-Death
<![CDATA[MJR to renovate movie theater at Dequindre & 12 Mile]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21987-MJR-to-renovate-movie-theater-at-Dequindre-amp-12-Mile&goto=newpost Sat, 26 Nov 2016 15:31:16 GMT http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/movies/2016/08/02/mjr-take-cinemark-theater-warren/87967364/ I frequently went to this *Cinemark*...
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/ent...rren/87967364/


I frequently went to this Cinemark theater in the former Universal Mall plaza (okay, technically I guess this complex is still called that, but anyway...) to see certain films that had already been released for at least a couple of months and were largely phased out of the first-run outlets. The ticket cost went up to a flat $3 in the past year, whereas before it had ranged from 50 cents to $2.50 depending on what day of the week and what time of day that you went.

I was alarmed when I found that the outlet's website didn't list any movies shown in the past two weeks, and a trip there confirmed the closed status. Then I did a web search and found this article in the Detroit News.

Apparently the MJR company will lease the property, do renovations, and rebrand this outlet to show first-run movies.

Already the MJR chain is fairly prolific in the metro area. (And I am well aware that they are Michigan-owned.) I wonder how much, if any, business this will siphon from the other MJR outlets (or AMC) in the area. I guess it's time to get ready for the "clap! clap! clap!" intro song whenever this place reopens.

Just speaking for myself, I enjoyed seeing certain films for the first or second time at a discount. The food and drinks were the same cost, of course, lol (buy candy before you come!). Especially on weekends, there would be plenty of people in line- families, seniors, I also noticed groups of adult developmentally-disabled folks from time to time, chaperoned.

Outside of second-run major studio releases, this outlet also showed lots of Bollywood Indian culture films. I wonder will this aspect be abandoned or will it continue?
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Discuss Detroit Hypestyles http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21987-MJR-to-renovate-movie-theater-at-Dequindre-amp-12-Mile
Green Party rolling in the Green http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21986-Green-Party-rolling-in-the-Green&goto=newpost Sat, 26 Nov 2016 13:57:02 GMT Hmmmn Green parties Jill Stein raises more money than the initial goal for a recount of ballots in three states. More money than raised for her...
Hmmmn Green parties Jill Stein raises more money than the initial goal for a recount of ballots in three states. More money than raised for her entire campaign and in just a couple of days.
Now who do we suppose is donating to this cause and why?

I thought the Green Party was opposed to the political system and its corruption.
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Non Detroit Issues GMan http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21986-Green-Party-rolling-in-the-Green