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What to know and where to go in Metro Detroit. Timely conversations and local stories about a variety of topics including autos, bars and restaurants, business, Detroit City FC, development, local government, policy, technology, things to do, transit and more. All in about 20 minutes a day.

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What to know and where to go in Metro Detroit. Timely conversations and local stories about a variety of topics including autos, bars and restaurants, business, Detroit City FC, development, local government, policy, technology, things to do, transit and more. All in about 20 minutes a day.

    Mustang Mach E thoughts / A challenge to building more housing in Detroit / Mackinac next week

    Mustang Mach E thoughts / A challenge to building more housing in Detroit / Mackinac next week

    Mr. Friday, Devon O'Reilly, is in and we talk about a bunch of local to Metro Detroit things.
    Devon had dinner at The Little Club, his first eastside yacht club experience as a west sider We had a chance to try the Ford Mustang Mach-E for a week, and have a number of thoughts on the electric car that doesn't give off electric car vibes After touring the new housing construction on Fischer by Greatwater Homes, some thoughts on how this project was able to come together so well, sell homes quickly - and what Detroit needs to look at if we want to get serious about building more new housing which is needed Devon talks about Leadership Detroit and we preview the Mackinac Policy Conference together that we will be at next week. You can find Daily Detroit on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to shows. We can't do this without listener support.
    Join our Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/DailyDetroit

    • 27 min
    Michigan Central tickets sell out // Handle the basics if you want to win

    Michigan Central tickets sell out // Handle the basics if you want to win

    Interesting show of Metro Detroit stories today. In the fun category, recently a listener asked why Norris Howard isn't the Baron of Brightmoor, because of the alliteration. He explains why he's the Prince.
    There was so much demand for Michigan Central's big concert that it sold out - and so have all the tickets for the tour since we recorded this episode and posted. So I won't include that link.
    Then we get into the race for U.S. House, where Adam Hollier didn't get enough valid signatures to make the ballot, dealing a blow to the possibility of black representation for Detroit and nearby areas.
    Norris gets into why it matters, but also people need to get their stuff together.
    Our all-local daily podcast is on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple
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    • 19 min
    From 1890s General store to one of Detroit's best bars: Inside Kiesling

    From 1890s General store to one of Detroit's best bars: Inside Kiesling

    A few years ago, Milwaukee and Brush streets was a quiet corner tucked just south of West Grand Boulevard. Now, between Kiesling, Milwaukee Caffe and a host projects since then, it’s becoming one of Detroit’s interesting intersections - of fun, work, and residential.
    Which projects like Chroma Detroit, Freya, Oak and Reel and more nearby, it's becoming a bonafide attraction.
    Today we’re talking with the crew behind Kiesling - an approachable cocktail bar in the city’s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood. The building started life as a grocery store in the 1890s, but is now one of the best bars in Detroit.
    They have been holding pop-ups and events there, helping foster even more development of the hospitality community in the city while delivering a fun time that you don’t want to miss. 
    Owner Ashley Davidson, General Manager Jonny Brill and Bar Manager Allison Everitt 
    More on Kiesling here: https://www.kieslingdetroit.com/
     Our all-local daily podcast is on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple
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     Or wherever you listen to shows.

    • 33 min
    New Detroit Zoo water tower art // Will the Lions shine on the national stage?

    New Detroit Zoo water tower art // Will the Lions shine on the national stage?

    From Royal Oak where the Detroit Zoo getting new water tower art, to a quick update on Detroit City FC stadium situation in Corktown, to talking about the Lions and how they might do next season on a national stage, we have you covered on Daily Detroit.
    Our all-local daily podcast is on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple
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    • 21 min
    Let's bring back the Detroit Shock (and talk about the old Belle Isle Zoo)

    Let's bring back the Detroit Shock (and talk about the old Belle Isle Zoo)

    Today we're talking about three stories around town with Fletcher Sharpe. First up, news that the old Belle Isle Zoo (technically, the Children's Zoo for a time) will be razed and turned into natural habitat.
    Both of us remember going to that place when it was a thing, we share our memories and a movie that was shot there. Second, the Belle Isle slide is returning this summer, says the Michigan DNR. Is riding the Giant Slide at Belle Isle your real "I'm a Detroiter" baptism? (We're of course joking, kinda?)
    And finally, with the rise of the WNBA - we're feeling like Detroit is on the sidelines and wax poetic about the Detroit Shock and their legacy here, and how they should be brought back, especially with the rise of the women's game.
    Thanks to today's sponsors, who do not determine the content of the episode:
    Best Choice Roofing of Metro Detroit: https://bestchoiceroofingdetroit.com/
    And of course, you our members on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DailyDetroit
    Our all-local daily podcast is on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple
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    And YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bkw8VAhN0Q&list=PLtvZxIdGMVBCrxlDZLxI16KkqbUbbtpLf
    Or wherever you listen to shows. 
    Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 

    • 19 min
    A new pro soccer stadium for Detroit (and some speculation)

    A new pro soccer stadium for Detroit (and some speculation)

    The news broke just after we recorded yesterday's show that Detroit City FC intends to build a 14,000 seat stadium in Corktown, near Michigan and 20th streets.
    Fletcher Sharpe, Norris Howard and I discuss what we know, what we don't, and then the pair get into a conversation speculating about the future of soccer in Detroit - and bring up the uncomfortable topic for some, MLS in Detroit.
    On Monday we'll know more hard details. But for now, enjoy the speculation and would love to know what you think.
    Our all-local daily podcast is on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple
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     Or wherever you listen to shows. 
     Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211. 

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

bigjames27 ,

Jer is the king of Detroit Life journalism

This show is your one-stop shop for all relevant Detroit development news! We are so lucky as a community to have a show like this.

Motor City Adam ,

The Voice of Detroit

Daily Detroit is one of the finest sources of, amongst other things, real shoe-leather reporting throughout Detroit - in an age where that is going extinct so it seems.

There is a lot happening on the ground in Detroit these days. Lots of stories, conversations, community efforts and people that do not make the Big Papers often or at all.

Detroit can only go up from here and the work of Daily Detroit is integral to that progress.

ShawnT313 ,

Best Podcast In Detroit!

This is my daily go to podcast! I am so thankful for the work Jer Staes puts into making this a quality podcast about all things Detroit! It’s because of him that I am able to stay up to date on what’s happening in my city while learning something new about every week. Keep up the great work Jer!

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