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Eastern Market Shopping Dawn Giblin
Eastern Market is known as the largest historic market in the country that celebrates “the freshest, most wholesome fruits, vegetables, specialty foods, art and music, all undeniably Detroit.” However, many do not realize the retail options that exist both in and around its 4.5 acres.

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This year, Feb. 9 is Fat Tuesday, the last day before the season of Lent where many Christians refrain from indulgent treats. For Detroiters it’s better known as Paczki Day, when local bakeries serve up dozens of traditional Polish pastries as a last chance to enjoy a sweet treat. Whether or not you observe Lent, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to try a “paczek,” as a single Paczki is called.

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Fashion Jacqueline Paetzold You know that old saying “if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear, does it really make a sound?” The same can be said for fashion in Detroit. Just because people don’t know about it doesn’t mean it’s not here. In fact, it’s everywhere. Detroit is on the cusp of a fashion explosion, and we have seven examples to back up this statement:

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Pewabic Pottery

It’s cold in Detroit in the winter. No surprise there. What may be surprising is the wealth of unique indoor tours Detroit offers to entertain meeting and convention attendees — no matter what the weather is outside.

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RedwingsfanKid Dave Reginek Detroit Red Wings 
So what is there to do with your children after 5 p.m., when many kid-friendly hot spots have closed and your little ones are still rearing to go? Plenty! Here are a few suggestions of where you can enjoy a family-friendly evening. (We’ll leave it up to you how late you let the kiddos stay out!)

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