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Glynn Washington to host first-ever Startup Story Night

Glynn Washington’s life makes for quite the story. He escaped an apocalyptic religious cult, earned his law degree, has lived all over the world, and has served as a political strategist, educator, diplomat, nonprofit director, actor, musician and artist.  

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How Clawson is making a quiet comeback with food, retail, and a nod to history

Once-sleepy downtown Clawson is fast becoming Oakland County's next hot suburb. Metromode's Annamarie Sysling talks to city leaders to find out how they're making it happen.

Colin Hubbell

Remembering Colin Hubbell, a developer, champion, and friend of Detroit

You may not have known Colin Hubbell, but his mark on Detroit's greater downtown endures 7 years after his death. Enjoy this remembrance that former Model D managing editor Clare Pfeiffer wrote when Colin passed in August 2008.

A Goodwells pocket sandwich

A quiet leader in Detroit's food renaissance, Goodwells Market provides a model for success

As more chain stores make their way to rebounding Detroit, smaller businesses may feel the pinch. Even more pressing is how black-owned businesses in Detroit, such as Goodwells, will fare as the city moves forward.

Bob Rosenberger at Leather Bucket Alley in Saline

Saline's Amped Up Alley

Smart growth means employing new and innovative ideas about overlooked spaces. Consider the alley, an urban feature that conjures up all manner of unsavory images. Some communities have discovered that what was once reserved for dumpsters and smoke breaks may actually be an untapped downtown asset. Just ask Saline.
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Noam Kimelman

Noam Kimelman

City: Detroit
Noam Kimelman is the co-founder & CEO of Fresh Corner Cafe, a startup that works to make fresh, healthy food available in Detroit corner stores.
Marianne Burrows

Marianne Burrows

City: Hamtramck
Marianne Burrows is the co-founder of Urban Fable Studios, an artist enclave in Hamtramck.
Brian Ambrozy

Brian Ambrozy

City: Detroit
Brian Ambrozy is the co-owner of Icrontic, an online magazine based in Detroit's Woodbridge neighborhood.
Veronika Scott

Veronika Scott

City: Detroit
Veronika Scott is the founder of The Empowerment Plan, a clothing start-up based in Detroit.
Phil Jones

Phil Jones

City: Detroit
Phil Jones is the general manager of Colors Restaurant, a workforce training eatery in downtown Detroit.
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