Stir It Up
Game-Changing Events Build Motown Momentum
New day's dawn.
Published: December 24, 2013
While the city still got slapped around in negative Top 10 lists again this past year — Forbes listed Detroit as No. 1 of America’s “Most Miserable Cities” — there was recently a great one: Fodor’s Travel named the Motor City one of the top three “buzzy hot spots” in its 2014 go list. Why go now? Fodor’s says: “A hip, new, culturally and design-savvy Detroit is emerging, filled with microbreweries, coffee shops, organic bakeries, guerilla farming, forward-fashion boutiques and funky cocktail spots.” It goes on to mention the DIA, the Heidelberg Project and Eastern Market as cool places to visit. Let’s keep the buzz going.
Big Brother is Watching
No, I’m not referring to the National Security Agency spying on our personal communications. I’m talking about the ominous event taking place on New Year’s Day. Little Brother, Michigan State University, will take on Stanford in the Rose Bowl. Big Brother, resting up from its Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl appearance, will be watching. (Full disclosure: Yes, I am a Spartan.)
It’s been a big year and 2014 could be potentially bigger with the bankruptcy getting sorted out and a new mayoral administration coming in. It could be big for neighborhoods if the blight gets addressed and gardeners keep growing food. One thing is for certain, there’s no going back to the same-old, same-old here, in this city.
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