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The weather is heating up, which means more is happening in and around The D.  Make sure to check out some of the latest additions to the city during your next visit. We have provided you with 10 new (or new-ish) things to see and do in Detroit this summer.

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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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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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The largest U.S. city on the United States-Canadian border, Detroit is also the most populated city in the state of Michigan. It boasts various highly rated museums, mansions, shopping malls and casino hotels. Although its history only dates back to the 18th century, Detroit is an industrialized and rapidly developing metropolis. Let’s talk about the five places any tourist must visit in the Motor City.

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Last Sunday Joe Louis Arena played home ice to a talented group of skaters besides the Detroit Red Wings. Stars on Ice, America’s premier figure skating tour, gave show-goers a little dose of what it takes to be a champion — a U.S. champion or Olympic medalist, to be exact.

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