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Guest Blogger: Brian Hurttienne

Be it resolved for Detroit 2013: street-level economic rebuilding will continue. Brian Hurtienne, executive director of Villages Community Development Corporation, writes about a greenway for Kercheval Avenue and how a pop-up to permanent strategy is building the retail trade.

A New Breed of Restaurateurs - Pt 2

Metromode continues Nicole Rupersburg's two-part series on the region's new generation of restaurateurs and how they're changing Metro Detroit's dining landscape.

FilterD: Dec. 13 - 19

Detroit's Monster Island (pictured) joins Prince Rama and Lord Scrummage for some dark, loud fun at MOCAD this Friday. FilterD has all the details.

An Inspired Workplace

You might find financial services and art culture strange bedfellows, but at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in Farmington Hills it is de rigueur. MBF workers aren't only inspired and challenged by their art gallery-like surroundings, they are encouraged to become active participants in Metro Detroit's arts community.

Michigan's Little Tokyo

With the largest Japanese population in Michigan, the city of Novi has adapted to serve its growing community of foreign-born residents. In particular, Providence Park Hospital has developed a health care program that works hard to accommodate the cultural needs of those who leave Japan to call Metro Detroit home.

A New Breed of Restaurateur Pt. 1

There's been a paradigm shift in Metro Detroit. In the past, restaurant chains were king, spawning scores of copy-cat eateries. Today, the focus is on unique experiences in unique spaces that understand and want to be a part of the community they're in. In a two-part series Metromode's Nicole Rupersburg looks at the region's new generation of restaurateurs.

FilterD: Dec. 6 - Dec. 12

Nordic jazz improvisers the Frode Gerstad Trio set down in Detroit's Trinosophes in Eastern Market this weekend. Get all the details in FilterD.

Guest Blogger: Will Elias

Could 2013 be the year of the homeowner, especially in Detroit? Yes, it can. Will Elias, broker and owner of Elias Realty, offers his take on how to solve the problem of low appraisals stunting growth in the housing market.

Dino's: Feeding Fans And School Kids Alike

Dino's restaurant has been a beloved Ferndale fixture for over a decade. When the recession hit, owner Dean 'Dino' Bach started catering to keep his employees working and, unexpectedly, discovered a whole new business opportunity - providing healthy lunches to school kids.

FilterD: Nov. 29 - Dec. 6

OmniCorpDetroit, better known as OCD, presents Texas ambient-electro-jazz fusion duo A.M. Architect at its Eastern Market Hacker Space this weekend. Get all the sonic details in FilterD.

Metro Detroit Maker: John Parker Glick

From dinner tables to galleries to the Smithsonian, master potter John Parker Glick has been working with clay for most of his life. And for nearly 50 years, his Plum Tree Pottery studio has become a destination for both collectors and those looking for one-of-a-kind dinner ware.

FilterD: November 15 - 28

Andy Krieger's homage to the holiday season in Detroit called J.C. Hudsears opens this Saturday, Nov. 17 at Public Pool in Hamtramck. Get all the artful details in FilterD.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cicero once said: "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others." With that in mind, Metromode will be off next week to celebrate Thanksgiving. We'll be back Nov. 29 with more stories of growth and innovation. Enjoy the holiday!

A Local Response to Climate Change

Talking about climate change and doing something about it are two very different things. But for Southgate, Ypsilanti, and Hazel Park, community organizations and city leaders are turning such discussions into a joint committment to shrink their carbon footprint.

Five Really Cool Inventions Being Developed In Metro Detroit

We are a community with a history for making things. And that tradition goes beyond auto plants and IT firms. How about a machine that measures mental concentration? Or an update to the 19th Century Stirling Engine? Or an innovation that may change the entire glass-blowing industry? Whether it's in garages, school workshops or makerspaces, Metro Detroit inventors are concocting some pretty cool stuff.
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