Two RenCen Towers to be demolished? Inside a new distillery, and more around Metro Detroit
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by Devon O'Reilly, Jer Staes
20h ago
Welcome to the Friday edition of your Daily Detroit, sharing what to know and where to go in Southeast Michigan. Today: We talk about a visit to the Shankar Distillery, making the Varchas brand, a new spot blending Indian and American whiskey traditions. Learn about their unique offerings, including a Reserve 102 bourbon whiskey and the cultural significance behind their eagle branding. Jer and Devon discuss his favorite twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, featuring mezcal and tequila. Perfect for summer sipping, this drink brings a smoky flavor. T he much-anticipated grand opening of ..read more
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Midtown Target is dead, so where else in Detroit could it go? (Plus Sheetz talk)
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by Norris Howard, Jer Staes
2d ago
Welcome to Wednesday! Here's what's on tap for today's show: Daily Detroit Happy Hour: Join us this Thursday, July 11, from 4 to 7 PM at The Royce. (More: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/daily-detroit-happy-hour-at-the-royce-wine-bar-tickets-936633384667) Target in Midtown Canceled: Jer and Norris discuss the cancellation of the proposed 32,000 square foot Target store in Midtown due to project delays and complications. Despite this, 350 apartments will still be built at the site by City Club Apartments, who are seeking another national retailer to replace Target. Read more: Potential C ..read more
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Detroit wants to stop illegal block parties, Uncle Dan could buy the Rencen, and what should the new 3 on 3 basketball team be called?
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by Daily Detroit
3d ago
On today's show: Daily Detroit Happy Hour: Join us this Thursday, July 11, from 4 to 7 PM at The Royce. (More: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/daily-detroit-happy-hour-at-the-royce-wine-bar-tickets-936633384667) Survey Feedback: Jer and Fletcher discuss the results of a recent listener survey, highlighting the importance of community input for growth and improvement. Unpermitted Block Party Clampdown: The hosts address a recent block party incident where two young people were killed, and more than 20 shot. They delve into the city's response, including new measures announced by Mayor Mike D ..read more
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How Philanthrophy is Helping Shape Detroit's Future (ft. Donald Rencher, Hudson-Webber)
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by Donald Rencher, Jer Staes
5d ago
Join us on the Daily Detroit podcast as we sit down with Donald Rencher, president and CEO of the Hudson Weber Foundation.  Donald shares his insights on the crucial role of philanthropy in Detroit's growth, the importance of affordable housing, and his vision for inclusive growth in the city. Key Topics Discussed: The role of philanthropy in Detroit’s development and supporting transformational projects Strategies for attracting more residents to Detroit and stopping population decline The necessity of creating safe, inclusive neighborhoods that retain residents The importance of afford ..read more
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Predictions for the Next 6 Months in Detroit, New Hotel Rendering Changes Detroit's Skyline (and more)
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by Devon O'Reilly, Norris Howard, Jer Staes
1w ago
In today's episode - the final before the July 4th break - Jer Staes, Devon O'Reilly, and Norris Howard dive into the latest developments in Detroit, including the new JW Marriott project and its potential impact on the city's landscape. They explore the aesthetics and functionality of the project, the need for more hotel rooms, and the broader implications for Detroit's convention and tourism sectors. The conversation shifts to the challenges and opportunities in the local real estate market, emphasizing the importance of efficient development processes and the role of both large and small de ..read more
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Hitting the Reset Button on the Detroit Pistons
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by Fletcher Sharpe, Jer Staes
1w ago
In this episode, Fletcher Sharpe discusses the recent changes and developments with the Detroit Pistons.  The team covers the hiring of coach J.B. Bickerstaff, the impact of Fred Vinson on player shooting performance, and the potential of new draft picks Ron Holland and Bobi Klintman.  They also talk about the return of Tobias Harris, Cade Cunningham's commitment to the team, and the overall outlook for the upcoming season. Fletcher shares his insights on what the team needs to do to improve and the importance of patience with young players. Don't miss their detailed analysis and pre ..read more
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Unbridled Potential: The Largest Urban Equestrian Center In America Is Coming To Detroit
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by Daily Detroit
1w ago
Happy Monday! Let's get this holiday week started. The largest urban equestrian center in the nation is coming right here to the city of Detroit, and we're going to talk about it. Jer sits down with David Silver, founder and executive director of Detroit Horsepower, a nonprofit that teaches Detroit students to ride and care for horses. This new facility aims to develop critical skills in students, setting them up for academic, career, and life success. They discuss the transformational impact of working with horses, the five core social-emotional skills the program focuses on, and the journey ..read more
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Checking out Improv; Peacocks and Pilsners, Rite-Aid reactions and more
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by Devon O'Reilly, Jer Staes
2w ago
Welcome to Friday! On the podcast: Jer shares his experience at Go Comedy! Improv Theater in Ferndale, highlighting its pride-themed event and the importance of supporting independent arts in Metro Detroit. Devon talks about his recent visit to the Detroit Zoo with his daughter, discussing the new attractions and the joy of seeing animals through a child's eyes We discuss Amar Pizza in Hamtramck getting a nod from The New York Times as one of the best pizza places in the U.S. We highlight the $153 million development project at the historic Fisher Body Auto Plant, which will include residentia ..read more
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Fireworks around Detroit park closures for the Fireworks, Third Street reopens
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by Norris Howard, Jer Staes
2w ago
A couple of stories we're talking about today. First, Norris Howard relived his college days by checking out the reopened Third Street Bar in Detroit's Midtown. Then, we have a deep-dive into what is a contentious issue in some circles: Should Detroit city parks be mostly closed for the annual fireworks show? Some say it's anti-resident; others, it's just what needed in today's world for safety and crowd control and with limited resources this is what can be done.  ..read more
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What do Detroiters think? New study sheds light on top concerns, voter engagement and more
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by Sarah Alvarez, Jer Staes
2w ago
It’s easy to open up your favorite social media app and think that everyone is thinking a certain way. It doesn’t matter the topic. in our always connected world, whether it’s about some national story or something in town, we’ve all seen it. The pile on with comments. But in my mind, that isn’t the greatest indicator of what people really think. A friend of mine called it “roll and scroll,” where a lot of people will see something going a certain way, roll their eyes, and scroll on instead of getting into it. So how do we find out what Detroiters are really thinking? What brings Detroit voter ..read more
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