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The Visit Detroit Blog is part of The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB).

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I love taking in a live performance in Detroit. We’re lucky to have so many exquisite venues and first-class shows to choose from.

For my friends and I, part of the whole experience is sharing a great meal — a chance to discuss the show and catch up over a relaxing lunch or dinner.

While there are a plethora of outstanding dining options downtown, we generally choose one within walking distance of whatever theater we’re at so we don’t have to park twice. Here are some favorites:


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New Years

2014 was quite the year for the Motor City. With bankruptcy behind us and confidence in the city’s future, Detroiters have a lot to celebrate as we ring in 2015 in the heart of America’s great comeback city.

As the year comes to a close, many people are finalizing New Year’s Eve plans, and there’s no shortage of events to choose from.

Here’s a look at five of our favorite New Year’s Eve events happening in Detroit:


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Take5 AmyPeterson

Rebel Nell, a jewelry-making company in Detroit, has a mission to employ disadvantaged women in Detroit, educate them on business and life skills and empower them to transition to an independent life. Who knew a piece of jewelry could hold so much power? Amy Peterson, co-founder of Rebel Nell, sat down with us to share a few words about how her organization is making a difference in Detroit.


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PlymouthIceFestival

Winter is here. Make the most of it by planning to check out these metro Detroit ice festivals that are worth bundling up for.


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CityLOFT3

My family’s December calendar is filling up fast with fun holiday activities. One thing I want to carve out time for is the chance to do some Christmas shopping at Somerset Collection CityLoft.

Now that my daughters are old enough to enjoy helping me cross items off of my list, I’d like them to experience shopping downtown.

This year’s Somerset Collection CityLoft, a pop-up shop in the heart of Detroit, is our chance! The project was first launched by the Somerset Collection in 2011. Somerset teamed up with Bedrock Real Estate Services for the retail concept, spurring a revival of the shopping industry in downtown Detroit.


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