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Eastern Market


Eastern Market is Detroit's Saturday marketplace for fresh fruit and veggies, plus a growing number of foodie entrepreneurs. All week long, however, the neighborhood is home to great restaurants, bars, shops, lofts apartments, and small businesses.



A cultural history of Metro Detroit, Chapter One: Native Americans

Our new series on Metro Detroit's ethnic and cultural history, written by local writer and historian Mickey Lyons, begins with the first Detroiters, Native Americans.


Greenhouse to grocery: Stocking stores with year-round Michigan produce

You can find a little bit of summer in Michigan tomatoes grown in the winter.

Bradford Frost

In memory of Bradford Frost: It's time to rekindle our romance with the Detroit idea

Bradford Frost, director of Capital Impact Partners' Detroit program and all around great person, passed away this week. Model D is republishing an essay he wrote in 2015 to honor his memory. 

LaToya Morgan, CDAD's Public Housing manager

A better mix: Detroiters work to expand affordable housing options

There are many common misconceptions about who lives in affordable housing and what impact those communities have on neighborhoods. But the reality is that affordable housing increases stability, support, and mobility to a neighborhood and city.

Maurice Cox, Director of the City of Detroit's Planning Department

Lessons from Planning Director Maurice Cox on spreading bike culture across Detroit

In a conversation with Model D, Maurice Cox, Director of the City of Detroit's Planning Department, says he'll put extra emphasis on bike infrastructure across the city. 
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