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DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ en Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:15:09 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ Suggestions for Sunday Brunch http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18826-Suggestions-for-Sunday-Brunch&goto=newpost Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:43:54 GMT Visiting Detroit late August. Want to have Sunday Breakfast/Brunch in Detroit, what would you recommend? Prefer the midtown or central location. ...
Visiting Detroit late August. Want to have Sunday Breakfast/Brunch in Detroit, what would you recommend?
Prefer the midtown or central location. Maybe a central suburb like Ferndale, but must be accessible from westside and eastside because people live on both sides of city.
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Margaritaville in downtown Detroit http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18825-Margaritaville-in-downtown-Detroit&goto=newpost Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:18:18 GMT Jimmy Buffet said he was interested in putting a restaurant downtown in this interview before his concert in Comerica. He said since he spent so much...
Jimmy Buffet said he was interested in putting a restaurant downtown in this interview before his concert in Comerica. He said since he spent so much time playing clubs in the area early in his career he has special affection for Detroit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NHv6MnsmC8
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Preparatory Work to Begin Tomorrow (7/28/2014) for M-1 Rail http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18824-Preparatory-Work-to-Begin-Tomorrow-(7-28-2014)-for-M-1-Rail&goto=newpost Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:32:57 GMT with a formal ground breaking September 15. ...
with a formal ground breaking September 15.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...supporters-say

Can we use this thread to discuss initial work on the project?
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Ilitchville vs. Gilbertville (Freep) http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18823-Ilitchville-vs-Gilbertville-(Freep)&goto=newpost Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:35:59 GMT
http://www.freep.com/article/20140727/NEWS01/140726004

'Disaggregating the aggregate' - some geek speak from work - it seems:

1). Ilitch has mostly sports and entertainment, including one gambling site.

2). Gilbert has mostly non-sports, non-entertainment commercial usages, but does have one gambling site.

OR:

Gilbert has mostly the central business district,

Ilitch has mostly the area north of GC Park (JLA is obviously way south, but that isn't his arena).

Interesting that other than gambling, they don't compete against each other. Ilitch does sports and entertainment further north of Gilbert's commercial enterprises.

But they did cooperate on M-1 rail which is good. M-1 serves both well.

http://www.freep.com/article/20140727/NEWS01/307270087

I really, really like the article. Two men/organizations, contrasting styles, etc. etc. BUT there is room for both (and others).
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<![CDATA[Detroit within the video game "The Crew"]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18822-Detroit-within-the-video-game-quot-The-Crew-quot&goto=newpost Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:36:55 GMT The Crew is a racing game with the idea that the whole United States is one derivable open-world map. One of the cities included in the game is...
The Crew is a racing game with the idea that the whole United States is one derivable open-world map. One of the cities included in the game is Detroit. A closed beta was released for the game that allows you to drive around Detroit and parts of suburban Michigan as well as a few other major cities like Miami and Chicago. Obviously it's very stylized and some of the landmarks are not exactly where they should be (plus everything looks way out of scale), but plenty landmarks big and small are visible and it does a good job of creating the vibe of Detroit from what I can see.

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Good news for Southwest Detroit http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18821-Good-news-for-Southwest-Detroit&goto=newpost Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:32:41 GMT http://www.freep.com/article/20140723/NEWS01/307230167/New-high-school-southwest-Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/2014072...thwest-Detroit
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Do you remember me Strong talk so positive about Detroit? Well others have joined me http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18820-Do-you-remember-me-Strong-talk-so-positive-about-Detroit-Well-others-have-joined-me&goto=newpost Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:30:58 GMT I think a lot of people can see changes in Detroit and are feeling the positive vibes around town. I was even invited as a guest on Let it Rip and...
I think a lot of people can see changes in Detroit and are feeling the positive vibes around town.
I was even invited as a guest on Let it Rip and my predictions were in 3 years, Detroit will be touted as "Comeback City of the Country" and that 50,000 will move to the city in 5 years.
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/clip/104...ng-cobo-center

And, the dvd to my documentary is gaining monentium.

Do you feel it?
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<![CDATA[Armed robber thwarted at Packard - "no crime committed" say police]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18819-Armed-robber-thwarted-at-Packard-quot-no-crime-committed-quot-say-police&goto=newpost Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:23:43 GMT
Yesterday myself and Django were on Concord Street on the eastern side of the Packard Plant for some photography of the building's exterior.

There is 24/7 security on-site now, but only one guard at any given time. The guard is friendly enough, un-armed and keeps a close eye on things. He won't allow access to the inside of the plant (stick to the main streets) and says he phones the Sheriff if anyone is found inside.

Anyway, I was shooting some pix on Concord while Django sat in his pick-up truck. The next thing I hear is Django saying "Get in the car!". I looked around and saw some youths in hoodies walking towards me. (Hoodies in summertime?)

I picked up my camera bag, walked over to the pick-up and threw the bag into the back of the truck. Then I went back for my tripod. As I walked towards the car with it, I noticed one youth running straight towards me. I threw the tripod into the truck and dived into the back of the truck, lying on top of my equipment.

By this stage the youth had reached the truck and was holding what appeared to be a Glock pistol. He was standing at the passenger window and yelled "Give it up!".

Django was in the driver's seat unaware that the kid had a gun. I could see it plainly. The next thing I heard was the screech of our tires on the road and we got out of there.

As the car edged forward, the youth was now beside the flatbed, with me lying in it. I could've easily been shot. Luckily the youth didn't fire, or maybe he only had a replica or unloaded pistol.

I asked Django whether we should report the matter to Police. He seemed to think there was little point, but we saw the Packard security guard driving by and pulled up beside him. He phoned police and three or four squad cars arrived in quick time.

We did our best to give a description of the thugs. The police went cruising around to look for them but I don't know what they found, if anything.

According to the police no crime was committed because the thieves got nothing from me and "seeing someone with a gun" is not a crime.

We made it out safely, but a guy brandishing a pistol within inches of us is "not a crime"?
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latin counts arrested http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18818-latin-counts-arrested&goto=newpost Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:59:31 GMT http://www.freep.com/article/20140725/NEWS01/307250147/detroit-gang-indictment Impressive how much federal help we are getting on account of our...
http://www.freep.com/article/2014072...ang-indictment

Impressive how much federal help we are getting on account of our mayor being able to have lunch with the President of the United States.
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Your thoughts on Warren Evans campaign for Wayne County Executive http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18817-Your-thoughts-on-Warren-Evans-campaign-for-Wayne-County-Executive&goto=newpost Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:28:06 GMT The judge has just ruled that Warren Evans may stay on the ballot for Wayne County Executive. Your thoughts! ...
The judge has just ruled that Warren Evans may stay on the ballot for Wayne County Executive. Your thoughts!

http://www.freep.com/article/2014072...igibility-suit
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<![CDATA[Any new info on DPD officer Deloma Stone's arrest?]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18816-Any-new-info-on-DPD-officer-Deloma-Stone-s-arrest&goto=newpost Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:21:28 GMT Image:...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f648uzQLFcM
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9 new dining spots in Downtown Detroit; more on the way http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18815-9-new-dining-spots-in-Downtown-Detroit-more-on-the-way&goto=newpost Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:42:52 GMT When will it ever end? The roll call of new eateries is getting difficult to keep track of _as seen in this Freep.com Article_...
When will it ever end? The roll call of new eateries is getting difficult to keep track of as seen in this Freep.com Article. I've only made it to two on the list - Ottava Via and La Feria - loved the first - the second was so so but they had just opened and I hear they have improved greatly.

Any reviews or thoughts? BTW the Freep use of term downtown is rather broad. Here is the roll call.

Wright & Co., 1500 Woodward: in the stately old Wright Kay building in the heart of downtown at Woodward and John R.

Antietam, 1428 Gratiot: This meticulously restored Art Deco spot in the Eastern Market district opened softly last week.

Taqo Detroit, 22 W. Adams: Opened July 1, this three-level, 5,000-square-foot restaurant features a big Mexican menu.

Downtown Louie’s Lounge, 30 Clifford: A hidden gem just west of Woodward and south of Grand Circus Park

Ottava Via, 1400 Michigan: Set in an atmospheric old bank… Patio with fireplace in back.

Two James Spirits, 2445 Michigan: first licensed distillery in Detroit since Prohibition… doesn't serve food yet..

La Feria, 4130 Cass: charming tapas place near Wayne

Craft Work, 8047 Agnes: Set in the artfully renovated former Harlequin Café in historic West Village

The Grille Midtown, 3919 Woodward: New building next to restored theater

On the way

Top of the Pontch, 2 Washington Blvd.: contemporary fine-dining menu should be a match for the sweeping view and impressive room.

Selden Standard, 3921 Second near Honest? Johns
Guns + Butter, 1301 Broadway

Republic, 1942 Grand River: Set in the castle-like GAR Building at Grand River and Cass.

Gold Cash Gold, Wabash and Michigan: Thanks to a two-year rehab involving Corktown’s Cooley family, a onetime pawnshop with “Gold Cash Gold” emblazoned on its side

Dime Store, 719 Griswold: In the Dime Bldg.
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A Love Letter To Detroit http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18813-A-Love-Letter-To-Detroit&goto=newpost Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:50:31 GMT
Bet that got your attention;)

"It’s Detroit’s 313th birthday – and with that, one resident has his own special message for the city. Wayne County Probate Judge Terrance Keith recently published a book called “Sunrise on the Detroit River: A Love Letter to Detroit.”
“Detroit needs to know, the nation needs to know that Detroit is loved,” Keith told WWJ’s Vickie Thomas. “[The book] is a collection of photos, there’s about 100 photos out of several thousand, and it’s set to the theme of Les Miserables, the love themes in Les Misérables.”
Keith said the idea for his book started when he moved from the west side to Riverfront Apartments in 2007.
“The first morning that I awakened, I saw the sun arise on the Detroit River,” he said. “I had never seen such a sight in Detroit.”
Keith described his book as a love story of how the sun gently rises in a colorful array of light, anew each day.
“From [Victor] Hugo’s quote of saying ‘If no one loved, the sun would go out’ and I wanted to say, by using the quotes from Les Misérables, that Detroit is loved — the sun will never go out,” he said.
Keith is having a book signing next Wednesday, July 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch on Woodward Avenue".



http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/07/...unseen-beauty/
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Any news on the Book Tower renovations? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18812-Any-news-on-the-Book-Tower-renovations&goto=newpost Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:59:23 GMT I remember hearing a year or two ago about possible renovations to Book Tower. Has there been any development with that? It would be great to see...
I remember hearing a year or two ago about possible renovations to Book Tower. Has there been any development with that? It would be great to see that place look respectable again...
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Prop. 1 on the August 5th Primary ballot http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?18811-Prop-1-on-the-August-5th-Primary-ballot&goto=newpost Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:42:36 GMT Any thoughts for or against Prop 1? Here is the text of the proposal: Reduce the state use tax and replace with a local community stabilization...
Any thoughts for or against Prop 1? Here is the text of the proposal:

Reduce the state use tax and replace with a local community stabilization share of the tax for the purpose of modernizing the tax system to help small businesses grow and create jobs in Michigan.
2. Require Local Community Stabilization Authority to provide revenue to local governments dedicated for local purposes, including police safety, fire protection, and ambulance emergency services.
3. Increase portion of state use tax dedicated for aid to local school districts.
4. Prohibit Authority from increasing taxes.
5. Prohibit total use tax rate from exceeding existing constitutional 6% limitation.
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