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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.

    Mansion vs. Mansion; End of Maker Faire; Who sells the most liquor in Metro Detroit? + more

    Mansion vs. Mansion; End of Maker Faire; Who sells the most liquor in Metro Detroit? + more

    (Show notes to come)
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    • 26 min
    Building up Bagley; Landlords leaving Detroit; + more development talk (ft. Chase Cantrell)

    Building up Bagley; Landlords leaving Detroit; + more development talk (ft. Chase Cantrell)

    Big show today. Chase Cantrell from Building Community Value is on. 01:21 - First, we talk about his project at Prairie and Six Mile (McNichols), including a new brewery and more.
    Chase also penned a very interesting piece in The Dig about what faces embody Detroit development: https://mailchi.mp/outliermedia.org/high-costs-for-small-scale-rehabbers-in-detroit
    07:42 Landlords are selling their properties in Detroit in a pretty big way as they leave the city. A recent article says that listings are up 24% in the city of Detroit, where the rest of the region that's not the case. We discuss this trend that Chase has seen for awhile. Background reading: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/real-estate/home-listings-detroit-are-landlords-decide-sell
    10:00 Will this shift mean that we need more affordable housing as renters may lose their homes? Key in the city is that more than half of single family homes are rentals.
    10:28 Chase thinks Detroit needs a single family housing strategy
    12:02 Could this help with the regional housing shortage when it comes to homes to buy?
    14:46 The Detroit Land Bank has changed leadership. Also, it would be very difficult to unwind the Land Bank
    16:02 Chase highlights some transparency problems
    16:47 What might happen next
    18:19 Are there reforms that could be made?
    21:10 We discuss the new Lee Plaza deal 
    26:48 Ex Detroit city councilman Andre Spivey has been sentenced to two years in prison for accepting bribes
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    • 29 min
    DCFC signs Diop, Botello-Faz, Rodriguez and Williams; Bol trade goes back; Riverfront stadium 50 years ago?

    DCFC signs Diop, Botello-Faz, Rodriguez and Williams; Bol trade goes back; Riverfront stadium 50 years ago?

    On today’s show, three sports-related discussions with Fletcher Sharpe.
    00:14 - We run down the USL signings for Detroit City FC since we last talked. Abdoulaye Diop, Pato Botello-Faz, Maxi Rodriguez and Rhys Williams.
    08:42 - Bol Bol turns out to be a trade that goes back as he failed a health check by the Pistons, and we learn that Bol is going to have foot surgery knocking him out for the rest of the season.
    11:18 - And finally, something fun. Should there have been a Tigers/Lions stadium built on the Detroit riverfront just west of Cobo? There’s a difference in opinions. Dome or no dome?
    Here’s a link to the renderings from 50 years ago. https://twitter.com/DetTiger50/status/1481402506861285381
    A reminder that Fletcher is scheduled to appear on the Wrong Side of the Pond soccer podcast this week: https://wrongsideofthepond.com/
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    • 15 min
    Two new non-alcoholic drink options: Meet Fora + Isla from Casamara Club (ft. Jason LaValla)

    Two new non-alcoholic drink options: Meet Fora + Isla from Casamara Club (ft. Jason LaValla)

    For our fun Friday episode, Jason LaValla isn’t standing still with the success of Casamara Club.
    Turns out leisure soda is a thing and people are looking for tasty, non-alcholic drinks to try. Whether they’re subbing out booze once in a while, or for good, but still want to have an interesting thing to drink to discuss and enjoy.
    Casamara Club is rolling out two new flavors: Fora and Isla. Fora is a red drink, with Strawberry and other notes. Isla is a complex and mild ginger drink.
    https://www.casamaraclub.com/
    Although we’re neighbors, this is first time since the pandemic we’ve caught up with Jason on the air.
    If you remember that episode — well, you’re one of our very long time listeners. And thank you.
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    • 17 min
    Narrowing Woodward, Retail rumor, Where should Robocop go? + 4 more things to know around Metro Detroit

    Narrowing Woodward, Retail rumor, Where should Robocop go? + 4 more things to know around Metro Detroit

    Devon O'Reilly joins the podcast for his weekly segment, a day early — with Hot Toddys in hand.
    On your Daily Detroit:
    01:41 - Woodward in Ferndale and Pleasant ridge is narrowing to make the area more people-friendly. It's set off a ton of discussion online, but we foreshadowed this move last week. Crossing Woodward as a pedestrian is like crossing as many lanes as a freeway at Nine mile. But some people don't want to add 30 seconds to their commute. Background: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2022/01/12/dream-cruise-birthplace-woodward-lose-lanes-bikes-walkers/9177803002/
    06:36 - The Under Armour store in downtown Detroit is closing. We talk about why Devon's not too worried about it; Jer spills some tea on a lead he has that retail on Woodward may get a new tenant. What kind? 
    09:06 - Roast is closing permanently. We discuss the impact of the restaurant, but also how diners may have moved forward. Great Lakes Coffee in Midtown Detroit is closed temporarily due to COVID after employees went to the media to talk about how management is handling the situation. 
    11:19 - SuperCrisp is opening on Cass just south of Woodward on the Wayne State campus. This could be a great fit as it's Japanese-American fast casual. The menu looks tasty.
    12:58 - Eastern Market is getting a gourmet grocery story and Jewish deli
    13:52 - The Detroit Historial Museum and the Charles H. Wright are gearing up for millage campaigns if a new law passes. But what's notable about mentioning this early? They don't plan to include Macomb County. Jer sees a growing rift between Macomb and the duo of Oakland and Wayne, and a way forward to get things done since Macomb as a whole doesn't always seem interested in playing ball. Not only did those organizations see it in their patron and supporter data, but we see it in ours. Background reading on the original story: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/nonprofit/detroit-historical-wright-museums-plan-seek-operating-millage-wayne-oakland-counties
    16:39 The Robocop statue is done! It left the artist's facility and you can go to Instagram to see the pictures. But unanswered.. where should it go? We throw out a couple ideas. What are yours? dailydetroit - at- gmail - dot - com. Or leave a voicemail. 313-789-3211 
    Here are photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CYpCCaxvNYk/
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    • 19 min
    The Detroit auto show is back in September. How could it evolve? + Ford takes 2 of 3 NACTOY awards

    The Detroit auto show is back in September. How could it evolve? + Ford takes 2 of 3 NACTOY awards

    Today we talk about the winners of the North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the year.
    Ford showed well, and so did vehicles that are about value for money.
    Plus, the NAIAS (or the Detroit auto show) has a new date in mid-September.
    What could be done to make this auto show even more of an experience? Maybe a festival? Me and Eric Trytko come up with ideas.
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Detroit_Titan ,

Metro Detroit’s Premier Pod

Strongly Recommend, especially if you live in Metro Detroit or an ex-pat of the region.

A great mix of interviews / news / news you won’t hear many other places, spotlights on all things metro detroit: Food, sports, etc

Easy listen….. must listen

Car.car ,

Favorite morning pod!

Amazing content, always up to date and on top of super local stories! Development, restaurant reviews and openings, updates on local political races, and best of all sport; as they actually cover DCFC!! (Detroits soccer team for those who don't know.)

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Great Local Pod!

I tuned in for a DCFC segment and once it ended I just let a bunch of older episodes play. They cover so many topics! It's informative, entertaining and short enough to listen to everyday. I'm glad I found you guys!

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