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Bikes Barrels and Books returns for second year in North End

The second annual Bikes Barrels and Books fair is back this year to bring together literacy, mobility, and sustainability resources all in one place.   There’s a void of these three things in the North End neighborhood, says organizer Jamii Tata, who is also the owner of KAN Books, where the event is taking place on Aug. 10. The neighborhood ...

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How 3 metro Detroiters found rewarding careers in the industry

The building where John Abraham works looks like a snapshot from the future. The 25,000-square-foot facility, known as the Communication and Technology Center (COMTEC), is the headquarters of Macomb County’s Road Department Traffic Operations Center. Staff members process a dizzying array of information from numerous monitoring and dispatch stations, including an enormous 20-by-50-foot video wall grid that’s connected to a ...

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SpaceLab Detroit, Detroit Cabinet Manufacturing open new coworking space in Northwest Detroit

Along with pop-up retail shops and restaurants, another trend that’s surged in popularity in Detroit over the past several years has been coworking and shared office spaces. Rather than work from home, entrepreneurs and independent contractors pay monthly rates, enjoying in shared resources and amenities, as well as networking opportunities. And like pop-ups, the majority of coworking spaces to open in ...

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Americans Are Buying More Expensive Cars, GM Reports Say – Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — The US economy is strong, and Americans are splurging on their trucks. That’s great news for General Motors, which reported strong second-quarter earnings Thursday, boosted by higher pickup truck prices. GM credited higher prices and robust North American demand for its lineup of pickup trucks, including the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The automaker’s net income rose 1.6% ...

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Sidewalk Festival returns for 7th year, will feature 40-plus performance and art installations

The seventh annual Sidewalk Festival returns to the Artist Village in Old Redford, at Grand River and Lahser, Aug. 1-3, kicking off with a storytelling event Thursday and culminating in the main event boasting some of Detroit’s best creative talent on Saturday. Known for not using traditional stages, using alleys, gardens, and the streets as platforms for art and discovery, ...

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