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Connecting customers with local farm fresh food is the job of the Michigan food hub

“Last week you could not eat romaine lettuce,” says Jeremy Andrews, chief executive of Sprout BC, the Battle Creek-based food organization. He’s referring to a Nov. 26 warning by the USDA and other authorities that consumers, retailers, and restaurants should discard romaine lettuce due to a multi-state outbreak of e-coli infections, which started in October and was linked to lettuce shipped ...

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How simply loving Detroit is the key to this shop’s success

Disclaimer: Michael Boettcher is an area tour guide for Pure Detroit and other private clients. Before Detroit was the new anything, before Detroit was vs. anybody, or hustled harder, Detroit was Pure. Pure Detroit opened its first shop 20 years ago, on Thanksgiving Day 1998. Today, the company that bills itself as “Detroit’s Original Culture Shop” is a collection of six ...

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Nissan To Sell Limited Edition Sports Car For $1.1 Million « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — The Nissan GT-R sports car is already expensive, with a starting price of about $100,000. But, for those who want something truly special, Nissan has announced it will make production versions of the Nissan GT-R50, a radically different looking GT-R with a body created by Italy’s Italdesign, for a starting price of €990,000, or about $1.1 million. The ...

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After “epic” flood, Detroit Zen Center looks to be a model for stormwater management

Picture a Zen monastery and what do you see? Monks and apprentices meditating and performing their daily duties quietly. A silence that’s interrupted only by the sounds of nature and the gong to indicate the changing day.  Though located in Hamtramck and not an isolated mountain range, the Detroit Zen Center may seem similar to this picture on the outside. ...

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Ferndale chocolate and cheese shop opens second location in Midtown

Now is the season for comforting snacks and desserts. Which means it’s the perfect time to open for Mongers’ Provisions, a chocolate and cheese shop that will celebrate its grand opening on Cass Avenue in Midtown on Saturday, Dec. 8.  This will be the second location for Monger’s Provisions, which already has a shop in Ferndale. The stores are owned ...

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This hip-hop entrepreneur is hoping to build a smart village in his hometown of Highland Park

Buena Vista Street in Highland Park is in pretty rough shape. The road is potholed to nearly gravel. Abandoned houses and overgrown lots line the street.  But one remarkable transformation on the block carries the promise of a new direction for the economically-challenged city. Developer Juan Shannon is in the process of turning the grounds of Thompson Elementary School — ...

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