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 The Tigers won’t have to play the Angels again this regular season. It’s a very small silver lining after the fourth-place Halos came into Detroit and swept the Tigers, this time in ten innings, 3-1. The story for much of this one was the pitching.

Published by Grey Papke on June 27, 2013

            Ride in Style in The Detroit

" Uber is a technology company that has developed a software that allows anyone to request a ride via mobile app, text message, or the web. Drivers arrive curbside in just minutes, you can track the arrival of your ride, you'll receive a text message when your driver arrives, the credit card on file is charged after your ride, and you will receive an email receipt detailing your trip.
For users, we push the limits of the transportation industry to create a simple, more efficient, and more enjoyable car service experience. For drivers, Uber is a revenue stream, allowing professional drivers to make more money by turning downtime into profits" by Uber

 Detroit's standard public transit system raises lots of questions, like "why isn't the bus here?", and "what is that smell coming from the bus?", and "how much would I have to pay the driver to just take me far, far away, to a city with better public transit?".

 The just-launched Detroit Bus Company, an alternative (both in terms of their youthful, edgy style, and in that they present a second choice) people-mover, offering things like bus tracking, customized routing, special pick-ups/drop-offs, and, gloriously, on-board drinking. So:

First off: how much?
$5 gets you a wrist band that'll let you hop on and off as many times as you want in a single day, and also gives you a neat conversation piece that's not as formal as a watch or anything. Wrist bands are still cool!


Do their two set routes really double as bar crawls?
Excellent question. And yes. The colorfully named "Downtown Party Party" and "Suburbanite Express" routes pretty much exclusively stop at bars (The Imperial, PJ's Lager House, The Well, Green Dot, etc.) That is, unless you request a special stop somewhere within reason, in which case they'll gladly swing mildly out of the way for you.

The Pop-Up businesses will temporarily set up shop inside five newly renovated storefronts in the heart of the historic Jefferson-Chalmers commercial district on Detroit’s east side.  Each space has a team of local, young, and enthusiastic architectural designers and students that are creating a custom retail space for the businesses.  In a DIY spirit, each team was given a limited budget, paired with a Pop-Up client, and challenged to design and build an inviting retail space in less than two months.

Learn more about the design teams, building process, and see a sneak peak of their designs at!

Myra's Sweet Tooth (ice cream and cupcakes)
River's Edge Gallery (art gallery)
Fairview Historical Society (museum)
D:hive (community development center)
Goodwells (natural food market)


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