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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 four 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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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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KresgeCourt DS

Detroit is a hub of culture, from its inspiring museums to its historic landmarks. And soaking in all that talent and artistry can work up an appetite — trust us.

You might not realize some of the best grub around is less than a hop, skip and jump away from that painting you’re interpreting or that classic car you’re ogling.

Detroit’s museum restaurants are as eclectic as the intuitions themselves. Think of it as art for your taste buds. Here are some of our favorites:

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Gifts Pewabic DS

Stumped on what to buy your friends and family members this holiday season? Fear not. We’ve created a distinctly Detroit list, packed with items that are sure to please everyone from foodies to fashionistas.

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