The Gelato Shoppe

For me the sign of a true city has always been Starbucks and gelato.  Every major city I’ve ever visited has had ample offerings of both and  Detroit is making progress in each area.  Earlier this summer I discovered this adorable little gelato stand in Campus Martius.  The Gelato Shoppe is managed by the Fountain … More The Gelato Shoppe

The 3-1-3

Today is a big day in Detroit.  It’s the city’s 313th birthday (founding day?)!  Why is 313 a significant year?  It’s the city’s area code.  Campus Martius was abuzz with activity to celebrate.  A special concert, a butterfly tribute and McDonald’s hosted a tent where you could shoot hoops.  Fun stuff but honestly not that … More The 3-1-3

Campus Martius

Campus Martius is the heart of the city’s revitalization.  Prior to the economic crisis, Detroit was positioned for improvement and Campus Martius was its shining center.  At the time this meant there was a Borders.  Financial struggles beat the bookstore but Campus Martius held on and today it is a stunning example of how far … More Campus Martius

Detroit Update

Detroit’s having a hard time right now.  The reality of a 60 year decline finally hit home.  Bankruptcy is never good but I hope Detroit comes out better for it.  In the meantime, I hope and pray the pensioners aren’t penalized too badly and the DIA, Belle Isle and other city assets remain intact. Thankfully, … More Detroit Update