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Metro Detroit Bloggers Mind The Gap

With daily newspapers and national magazines taking to the web just what qualifies as a blog anymore? While the labels may be fuzzy, there's little doubt that citizen journalists and local bloggers have stepped in to fill whatever gaps the traditional media has missed.

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Detroit SOUP: Stirring up genius in the North End

The monthly SOUP dinner entertains ideas on how to make Detroit a better place. Now heading for new digs in Detroit's North End, director Amy Kaherl tells us how you can help, and breaks down other hot news in her report. 

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Hatched: La Feria using $50k prize to open tapas kitchen on Cass

Food writer Noelle Lothamer gets a sneak peek at classic Spamish ala carte dishes like empanadas, tortilla de patatas, montaditos, salmorejo, and croquetas. Marvin Shaouni snaps some tasty pictures.  

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WorkZone Helps Youth Get Ready For Employment

Finding work in today's job market is tough enough. For at-risk teens, it can seem impossible. WorkZone, a program created and run by Ozone House, helps young adults to develop job-seeking skills and hone them through training and paid internships.

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All eyes on the ArtPrize

Detroit artistry was a clear winner at the 2012 version of ArtPrize, held this past weekend in Grand Rapids. Tommy Allen was on the scene taking notes and pictures, and meeting creative neighborhood catalysts, Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope.

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Detroit's new bicycle economy

Ideas for a non-motorized future are rolling forward, cycling businesses are forming and improving the quality of life. This looks like another "wow" Detroit enterprise trend gaining traction. Dennis Archambault reports from the fast lane.

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Publisher's notebook: Pop-up culture and the new wave of walkable retail

Detroit's Village people, envied for their gorgeous homes a stone's skip away from the river, have long wished for their own retail district. Good things are starting to develop this fall, there and in other key neighborhoods, says Claire Nelson.

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UIX people and projects: Kelli Kavanaugh and Tour de Troit

Kelli Kavanaugh is co-director of the annual Tour de Troit and co-owner of retail bicycle shop, Wheelhouse Detroit. She believes that non-motorized transportation is the future of the Motor City. So do we.

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Big House Businesses

Half a dozen Saturdays a year Ann Arbor's population practically doubles, as U-M football brings in Big Ten gridiron fans. Some see the game day influx as an inconvenience. Others see it as an economic opportunity.

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GSTV Pumps Media Into the Mundane

Let's face it, pumping gas is a drag. Not just the price, but the physical act of standing around watching the little LCD monitor add more debt to your credit card. Well, one man's boredom is another man's business opportunity. Enter GSTV, a successful Birmingham company that wants to put a TV at every gas pump.

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Our Economic Diversity: Where Middle East Meets Midwest

More than just hookah bars and falafel joints, Metro Detroit's Arab-American economy has become a vital and increasingly intertwined part of our community. From halal pizzerias to hijab boutiques, a new generation of business owners is helping to blur our cultural and geographic lines. 

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The Apps Metro Detroit CEOs Can't Do Without

It's an app app app world. Metromode's Jon Zemke quizzes some of Metro Detroit's CEOs on which business apps they can't live without, which apps others should use, and which locally produced apps are worth checking out.

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Business evolution: From incubation to visibility

So what happens to startups and other small enterprises after they're fully baked in an entrepreneurial incubator? That's what we set out to find in this special report from three Michigan cities - Detroit, Lansing and Kalamazoo. 

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Detroit Design on a grand scale

In only its second year, the Detroit Design Festival has become one of the city's top must-see, must-do happenings. That sounds great, but organizers Matt Clayson and Melinda Anderson tell Walter Wasacz its longterm potential is even greater.

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Three Blocks Of Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

Parvis e glandibus quercus. Translation: "Tall oaks from little acorns grow." It's a sentiment that couldn't be truer for Ypsilanti's Oak Street, a three block neighborhood that has attracted some of the city's best and brightest. Constance Crump gives us a tour.
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