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SmallBusiness BillBowen

While cars and Motown are a few of Detroit’s biggest claims to fame, there are tons of small, hidden treasures that also serve as points of interest to visitors to Detroit. As a small business-friendly city, there’s tons to see and do. Here is a look at some of the biggest little treasures to check off your list while you’re in Detroit:

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MemorialDayWeekend Jason Vaughn
Don’t worry about making plans for Memorial Day weekend. We’ve taken care of them for you. From electronic music along the riverfront to a Civil War reenactment, this three-day itinerary will make you thankful that summer is (unofficially) here.

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SummerBeer2 DS
As number five in the nation for the most breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan (and Detroit) have proudly embraced “The Great Beer State” title. This week as beer lovers celebrate American Craft Beer Week, it’s a great time to take a look at what’s brewing in The D.

Here’s a sampling of some of the upcoming beer events taking place across southeast Michigan this summer:

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4reasons DS

There are plenty of reasons to love Detroit. With the city’s rich history and bright future, it’s no wonder why the Motor City is building so much buzz.

But just what makes Detroit so different? Here are four unique reasons Detroit rocks:

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EasternMarket peppers DS

Detroit’s Eastern Market holds a special place in my family’s history. My grandparents were truck farmers, raising crops on a 40-acre farm in Macomb County and selling their harvest of corn, green beans, tomatoes, radishes, strawberries and more at one of the market’s open-air stalls to support their five children. They were one of hundreds of families in Michigan and the surrounding area who depended on the market for their livelihoods.

While Eastern Market has a rich past, it remains as relevant today as it was when it began more than a century ago, aided by the “buy local” movement. It’s still an important economic engine for the region. The Saturday public market is a vibrant urban shopping destination for fresh local produce, honey, syrup, nuts, jams, meats and more.

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