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Happening Around Town

It is August. The kids are headed back to school and summer is winding down; but there is still loads of fun to be had in Charleston. This year, August has five Fridays, and that means that Charleston’s favorite outdoor concert series, “Live on the Levee” has five free concerts at Haddad Riverfront Park! Speaking of free outdoor concerts, be sure to check out the Brown Bag Concert at the United Bank Plaza during lunchtime on Aug. 8. “Food Truck Friday” ends its summer run on Aug. 3 at the Ronald McDonald Charities Building on Pennsylvania Ave. You won’t want to miss Capitol Market’s multi-course farm to fork event. You can dine on wonderful fare created by Chef Paul Smith with local ingredients. And speaking of Capitol Market, you can help Manna Meal by purchasing green beans from the market and participating in a bean-stringing event with live music and raffle giveaways!

and other activities will take place on Magic Island. The Charleston Parkrun continues every Saturday in August. This free 5-K run is a great way to get healthier with your friends and family. One of the most highly anticipated events each summer is the YWCA’s women’s only fundraiser benefiting their Resolve Program. This is a “PARTY with a PURPOSE”: to end domestic violence. Over 1,000 local ladies attend this event to have a terrific evening with friends and help to support other women who are less fortunate. The $150 admission goes toward this program. There is still a lot to enjoy along the Kanawha River, you can continue to dine al-fresco, and then get ready for some football. Fall will be here before we know it! Cheers!

Pro Watercross returns to Charleston with “SportsFEST”. A variety of water events including a YMCA River Swim, paddleboarding,

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The Family of Coal Portrait” Exhibit, WV Culture Center, admission: FREE

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Food Truck Friday”, Ronald McDonald House Charities Parking Lot, 910 Penn. Ave., cost varies

Let’s Get Cooking”, Chef Paul Smith, 11am, Capitol Market Outdoor Pavilion, admission: FREE

Multifest “Live on the Levee” featuring Biscuit and The Mix 6:30pm, Haddad Riverfront Park, admission: FREE

Salsa Dancing”, 8:30pm, Vino’s Bar & Grill, admission: FREE

The Little Mermaid”, Charleston Light Opera Guild, 7:30pm, Clay Center, admission: varies

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Science Saturday”, noon, Clay Center, admission: FREE

Stringing Beans with Manna Meal”, 10 am, Capitol Market, admission: varies

Downtown Charleston ArtWalk”, 5pm, various venues, admission: FREE

Brown Bag Concert” featuring Blue Yonder & Friends, 11:30am, United Center Plaza, admission: FREE

Live on the Levee” featuring The Hobbs Sisters and Trent Harmon, 6:30pm, Haddad Riverfront Park, admission: FREE

Live on the Levee” featuring LC Band and Resurrection, 6:30pm, Haddad Riverfront Park, admission: FREE

Books ‘n’ More: Rosie the Riveter”, 1:15pm, Kanawha County Main Library, admission: FREE

SportsFEST”, Magic Island, various events

Books ‘n’ More: Katherine Johnson”, 1:15pm, Kanawha County Main Library, admission: FREE

Charleston Parkrun”, 8am, Magic Island, admission: FREE

Live on the Levee” featuring The Settlement and Beggars Clan, 6:30pm, Haddad Riverfront Park, admission: FREE

Market Table- A Farm to Fork Event”, 6:30pm, Capitol Market, admission: TBA

YWCA Girls Night Out”, 6pm, Civic Center, admission: $150

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Looking Back

By: M. Lynne Squires the Greyhound Bus Station

There is a park in the middle of downtown Charleston. Slack Plaza, situated midway between the Town Center Mall and Capitol Street, was designed with the hope it would be a convenient point where people could enjoy their lunch break or attend outdoor community events. But before there was Slack Plaza, there was the Atlantic Greyhound Bus Lines Terminal. Many may not even remember the bus station because the terminal was demolished in the 1980’s. One of Charleston’s most outstanding examples of Art Deco architecture fell to the wrecking ball, taking with it a piece of the city’s history. The ground was broken for the station on June 15, 1936. The terminal was constructed by H.B. Agsten and Son. It was designed, and the construction supervised by Atlantic Greyhound architect George D. Brown. Brown was based for a time in Charleston, where he designed not only the Charleston Terminal, but also the Huntington, West Virginia terminal, and several others. The terminals of his design in Columbia, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia are listed on the National Register of Historic Places for their place in architectural history. The terminal opened at 9:00 am, January 30, 1937. The decorative glass block on the structures face was not in place at the opening due to a labor strike. Not hindered by a cosmetic issue, the terminal was fully opened for business. In addition to Atlantic Greyhound bus service, the terminal also accommodated buses from the Logan Williamson Bus Company and the West Virginia Transportation Company. The enclosed concourse held twelve buses, and the adjacent lot could accommodate a dozen more. The concourse provided the passengers and their luggage protection from inclement weather. Passengers were greeted at the entry by a neon sign featuring a ‘lifein-action’ greyhound that appeared to be running as the neon lights shifted patterns. The distinctive sign was made by Cary Systems, the M. Lynne Squires is the author of the award-winning book Letters to My Son - Reflections of Appalachia at Mid-Century, as well as Mid-Century Recipes from Cocktails to Comfort Food, and Writers on Writing. Visit

premier neon sign producer in Charleston. The interior design featured an inlaid terrazzo floor, black columns, green walls, and a cream-colored ceiling. A glass ‘skylight’ concealed the bulbs for the rooms primary lighting. The staircase descended to the lower level that housed a men’s lounge and lavatory and ascended to the women’s restroom and lavatory. Both areas were furnished in tubular Art Deco chairs, tables and sofas. Tiled showers were available in these traveler rest areas, complete with maid and valet service. At the time the Charleston terminal was built, the president of the Atlantic Greyhound lines was Arthur M. Hill who hailed from Charleston. Hill worked in a lumber mill, several coal mines, and two banks before founding the Midland Trail Transit company. He was also president of the Charleston Transit company and served for 12 years as the president of the National Association of Motor Bus Operators. The luxurious, state-of-the-art terminal quickly became a hub of activity on Summers Street. Boasting a café with both counter seating and tables, there was also a barber shop, shoe shine stand, and telegraph station. Townspeople as well as travelers utilized these services. Bus travel opened the continental United States to travelers in the early to mid-20th century. Taking a bus then was as commonplace as catching a plane is today. But as car ownership increased, bus travel decreased. By the mid-seventies, bus travel had dropped dramatically. The Charleston terminal was moved to another location a few blocks away in the 1980’s. While still serving the basic needs of travelers, the amenities of the bus station shrank to a ticket counter and a few vending machines. Next month, we look back at the Levee and its place in the city’s history.

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CHARLTON HEIGHTS. Completely renovated with new windows, doors, heat pump, hardwoods & tile. Also includes full basement w/ 2 car garage & workshop. $120,900

MONTGOMERY. Stately home with beautiful woodwork, gorgeous hardwoods, new sunroom and finished 3rd floor attic. Includes extra lot with lovely garden. $132,000

MONTGOMERY. This 3 bdrm, 2 bath home is charming and practical with 1 bdrm, full bath and utility room on main floor. Has abundance of storage. $89,000

CROSS LANES. Almost 25 acres with 40ft x 222ft right-of-way on Kelly Road. Several house seats. Great for new home or subdivision. $45,000 MLS:207014

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Home is not a place... it s a feeling 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in anawha ity with charming, cottage feel. Hardwood floors, large living room, first floor bedroom, finished bonus room, and many updates including an updated bathroom upstairs & new garage opener. Beautiful landscaping in the fenced yard with a gorgeous patio courtyard area, providing your own garden sanctuary great for cookouts and parties

One story living with an open flowing floor plan that is e cellent for entertaining or a cozy night by the fireplace. he stunning blue wood pergola covered deck and e pansive back yard lend itself to oodles of outdoor enoyment. Hickory hardwood floors, brick driveway, and granite countertops are a few of the many features this 3 bedroom, 3 bath home has to offer. all today to see it all before it s gone on t miss seeing showing your client this anawha ity Gem

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Beautiful, spacious home near airport & town. Gorgeous mountain views. Large open floor plan. Large deck. Oversized garage. Sunroom & large master suite. Minutes from Downtown & Capitol.. Plus many other extras!

Let your horses run free on this 20 acre mini farm 30 minutes from harleston Lovely 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home, 4 stall barn with water & electric. enced pasture with lots of woods on the back of the property for hunting. Whatever your outdoor pleasure may be, this property has the amenities to accommodate.

M NG hat s the word that best describes this gorgeous family retreat in the Heart of South Hills. nside and out, this home is designed for the ultra-active family with such outdoor amenities as a large in ground pool, ennis court, a playground with a fort designed for the younger family members, and a og Run for the ur Babies in the family. nside, this home boasts a rofessional Gourmet itchen, a large Master Suite w ireplace, totally renovated baths and many more updates.

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abulous home, fabulous price in one of harleston s premier neighborhoods Situated on 4.38 acres, this spacious home offers an all-brick e terior with large decks overlooking the large wooded lot and e tensive landscaping around the home. his is a home that you must see to appreciate the amenities that it has to offer!

Stunning South Hills home with tons of curb appeal his home features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, an updated kitchen, large family and sun rooms, and a fully-finished lower level. Located in a sought-after neighborhood and Blue Ribbon School istrict ust minutes from owntown harleston and all amenities

More than ust a downtown condo Open concept 3 bedrooms 3 baths centrally located downtown. anoramic city views, 2 parking spaces and storage area. Residents en oy hotel amenities such as access to pool and 24 hour fitness center, shuttle service to airport and room service.

Brick 2-story home completely renovated & move-in ready in the soughtafter Blue Ribbon School istrict of South Hills eaturing 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, & 2 half baths, this beautiful house offers outstanding city views privately situated with terraced front & back yards. Renovations include new designer kitchen, main level master suite w rainhead shower, new bathrooms, new family room, refinished flooring, new H , new windows, new roof, new tankless water heater, & newly finished basement

On the River harming older home with a new addition which includes a 2 car garage and huge Master Bedroom or Rec room, whichever you desire Many updates already and more being done each day. his is an e cellent location for kayaking, fishing and lots of other river activities. all today for your private showing

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CUSTOM BUILT one-owner home in restigious South hills neighborhood. Only 3 years old, this home features 7 bedrooms, each with their own private baths and walk-in closets. itchen includes mish cabinetry, top of the line appliances & stunning granite counters. Hardwood floors thoroughout main and upper levels. Lower level has rec room with additional kitchenette and half bath. Beautiful 2-story family room with ceiling-to-floor windows. ll situated on over an acre of property. MLS 224597



REDUCED SOUGHT AFTER FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD. All brick near the cul de sac. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout main level. ust refinished Granite counter tops in kitchen - all recently remodeled bathrooms. rench doors from family room lead to an awesome covered patio. Walk-up attic could easily be finished or great for storage. Rec room with additional full bath on lower level. reshly painted throughout. Won t last long MLS 223724


REDUCED ELEGANT HOME FEATURES 4 BR & 4 full 1 1 2 B , Open 2 story foyer w marble entry way, HW floors on 1st floor, 1st floor BR, large open kitchen w Subzero refrigerator, formal separate dining Rm, study area on 2nd floor, large master suite. ntire home has been freshly painted. tra large pantry for additional storage. ll bathrooms have new lights and faucets. Large family room with new carpet. Gas added to home 2 new gas furnaces & 2 new heat pumps. Sunroom with acuzzi. MLS 223672


BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC EAST END. his home has a brand new arin isher kitchen with leathered granite countertops and stainless appliances. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. 5 bedrooms and 3 1 2 baths. Master suite has brand new arin isher bath with heated floors and walk-in closet. hird floor can be guest quarters with 2 bedrooms, full bath, kitchenette and washer dryer area. reshly painted throughout. MLS 221605


ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, KANAWHA CITY. Beautiful HW floors throughout the main living area. irst floor master with recently updated bath and additional bedroom with half bath. Second floor has 2 bedrooms and full bath. Lower level was ust completely finished adding full bath, family room with bar. dditional bedroom and what could be another bedroom of storage room. itchen has granite counter tops. Great back yard with patio, detached garage and covered carport. MLS 221444


REDUCED THIS IS A REAL CHARMER! South has. Montrose rive. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Large crown molding and baseboards. irst floor bedroom and full bath. Whole home has been recently painted. Lower level has new flooring, freshly painted beautiful fireplace with gas logs. artially unfinished area with access to attached 1-car garage. wesome fenced backyard. MLS 221536



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EXCELLENT CONDITION IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. So many updates and new features including new heating and hot water tank. Whole house has been freshly painted. Newly remodeled baths, lower level recently remodeled with new ceramic flooring, wet bar and awesome 2nd fp. enced backyard with brick courtyard and fire-pit. nbelievable storage. HW flrs. New orian counters in kitchen - 4 BR 2 full 2 half B . MLS 220280

MASSIVE PRICE REDUCTION Renovated and Gorgeous. Newer Hardwoods in Living and ining Room. Newer Granite ounter tops in itchen and baths. Newer stone backsplash in kitchen. ll wallpaper removed and freshly painted. irst floor master suite. MLS 220279


REDUCED ABSOLUTELY IMMACULATE 2-3 bedroom home with 2 full baths on corner lot. New kitchen with top of the line cabinets. ront room could be den or office. Living room and bedrooms have newer carpet. rivate oversized master bedroom. Separate laundry room with washer dryer. Newer St. lbans windows. Walk to park and public swimming pool elementary and middle school. MLS 221914

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Split level Cape Cod. 3 BR expandable to 4. 2.5 Baths, Family room with fireplace. Open living room, dining room and kitchen with dining bar. 1 car garage with large storage space. New roof and windows. Large deck with gorgeous view, small deck off master bedroom. Large garden space. All utilites. Golf course frontage above fishing pond. Walk cart path. Excellent schools minutes away. Bus stop in front. Ready to move in. Directions: Nitro Exit West on 25 to Poca. 62 North to right on Dairy Road across from highschool left on Evergreen. Left at split, second house.

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CHANGE IS SCARY, no one particularly likes change. When dealing with your home, you have to think of it as “good scary”, it can be a big expense and a bigger problem if you hate it. But do you really hate it? Or is it that you’re just not used to the change, the newness of it. Just keep that in mind that change actually means change. I think that it sometimes surprises people when things are new and different from the old way that they’re used to. One of the easiest changes is switching out your pillows on your sofa. If you are intimidated by color this is an excellent way to try some new trendy colors (think coral, citron yellow, or turquoise) on your sofa. It won’t be a big financial commitment and will give you the chance to live with a new color and see if you love it enough to commit to a piece of furniture next time. Challenging your comfort level with a bold pattern like an animal print or geometric in a great color can make that old blah couch come to life.

been hanging in your living room for 17 years might look better in your front hall? Or the big Blenko vase that was on your side board might be just what you needed on your island in the kitchen? This is a great task to accomplish with a designer or trusted friend. It’s kind of like cleaning out your closet, you have that one friend who will really tell you, “no, those denim mom shorts do not work and no one will ever want to see you in them again.” That’s the girl you want to tell you if your rug looks shabby or chic.

Accessories are another good thing to change up. Again, you can make a huge impact in your house without spending a ton of money. We all get used to our things in their place, and love them, but maybe moving items around will give a piece a breath of fresh air. I regularly clear out client’s accessories and wall art and pile everything in the dining room and then “shop” those pieces before hitting the stores. Maybe the bird prints that have

I have a friend whose family has had a cabin on a lake in the woods for decades. It’s very difficult to get to and even worse to have work done on it. The original wood floor to this beloved vacation home had been neglected to the point that they were not safe and had to be replaced and my dear friend was beside herself with the thought that the old wood floors that three generations of her family had tread upon for decades would face demolition. There was no consoling her, there was a change in the air and that’s all it took to get her into a full on tail spin. I helped her pick new wood that looks old (but not the same “old”), almost (but not quite) the same color. Fast forward a year, the “new old” floors are installed and she arrives for her summer vacation- after a few days of moping around recalling “the good old days” (and wondering where the old wood was so she could make picture frames out of it- she wants to make frames out of everything) she promptly forgot about hating the new floors and moved on about enjoying her vacation. It only took two days to adjust, but just to be on the safe side we never, ever discuss the new floor “situation” for fear of reopening old wounds.



when he busted me right away and with considerable commentary about how much the new mirror was hated. Granted, the old one was from his grandparents’ house but in my defense just because something is old doesn’t mean it’s an ”antique” worth keeping in your powder room. I said “ok, I’ll put the old one back.” Then I waited until he brought the subject up again a few days later. “Oops, I forgot, I’ll do it over the weekend.” And then I waited until, right on schedule a few days after that, my sweet, adorable husband said, “wait, I kind

of like that mirror there” and just like that, the balance was restored in the house and now that old mirror hangs over his dresser in our bedroom and everybody is happy. He’s adorable to think he actually had any say in the situation. So the point of this tale is don’t be afraid of change, give yourself time to really see if you truly dislike something. Or could it be you are just not used to the new modern crystal sticks that now adorn your mantle. Give new changes a few weeks to sink in. I challenge my clients to live with something new they swear they don’t like for a month. If after that time they’re not loving it, we go back to the drawing board. Generally, they end up happy with the change. Remember, at the end of the day you’re the one that lives in your house, not your designer or your friend that’s helping you redecorate. Your home should always be a reflection of your family and lifestyle, incorporating new ideas with your style is easy to achieve with a little patience and creativity.

My adorable husband is another change hater. Generally, I just change things around the house and my daughter and I make wagers on how long it will take him to actually notice the change, then how long he will say he hates it until he says he likes it. So, when I decided to remove an old mirror in our powder room and put a new one up I was floored

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Cell 541-1462 R. Joseph Miller, Broker of Record 1205 Virginia St. East | Charleston, WV 25301


ONE OF THE RARE ART DECO HOMES in the City of Charleston! Huge double lot with tons of great architecture from the circular staircase, round glass enclosed dining room with matching ceiling detail, and balconies off 3 bedrooms overlooking the large yard. There is so much character and detail to be celebrated in this home. Polish it up, and have a true Art Deco masterpiece! $209,900 MLS 224532


SPACIOUS, MOVE-IN READY RANCH-STYLE HOME setting at the end of cul-desac in a great neighborhood! Freshly-painted interiors and some new carpet. Updated kitchen and master bathroom with a 1-year old HVAC system. Large family room with wet bar and screen porch leading to the fully-fenced back yard with an outbuilding. Formal living room could be 4th bedroom. $225,000 MLS 224197


GREAT CORNER LOT with a house that is cute, clean and ready for a new owner. enced yard, new carpet, perfect rental or first time home owner. $69,500 MLS 224028


CHARMING FAMILY HOME WITH TONS OF POTENTIAL. 3 BR, 1.5 BA with walkup attic that could be additional living space or master bedroom. Large formal LR & DR excellent for gatherings. FR off eat-in kitchen with spacious covered back deck and fenced back yard. Covered front porch. Motivated seller, bring offers! $199,900 MLS 221802

CUTE KANAWHA CITY CHARMER with first floor master bedroom and both large family room and great covered back patio. Large kitchen pantry and bonus bedroom, loft space upstairs, fenced yard, 1 car detached garage and tons of curb appeal. $147,000 MLS 222264

COOL MID-CENTURY VIBE WITH A GREAT ADDRESS! ons of potential to finish out the details and really have a cool house. Full walk-out basement with family room, bedroom, and bath offers unlimited possibilities! Needs some TLC. $124,500 MLS 221208


2 BR & 2.5 BA make this the perfect home for someone looking for an easier lifestyle! Great private back deck for enjoying the summer evenings after returning from the community pool. Large FR & half BA on the main level with a bonus den space from home office, crafts, or additional storage. pdated kitchen w cherry cabinets & updated MBA. Fresh paint! $195,000 MLS 222409

TONS OF POTENTIAL IN THIS GREAT WEST SIDE STARTER HOME! 2 blocks from Kanawha Boulevard makes it easy to enjoy all the new riverfront improvements! A little paint and clean up make this a great home to build some equity with! $34,900 MLS 219929

ENJOY THE BEAUTY & PRIVACY. Stunning 5 BR, 5.5 BA home nestled on 3 wooded acres min to downtown! Beautiful landscaping & a screen porch off the back for quiet dinners & enjoying the amazing view, gorgeous sunsets, & abundant wildlife. Large open floor plan with a first floor bedroom. $415,000 MLS 217768

NEW CONSTRUCTION TOWNHOMES 5 MINUTES FROM CHARLESTON. 3 bedrooms 2 baths. 1st floor master. Open floor plan, great storage and two car garage. $256,000 MLS 210296

SO MUCH MORE THAN YOU ARE EXPECTING from this incredibly maintained and updated home 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, hardwood floors, new drywall in some areas, beautiful 3 Seasons thermaguard sunroom (20.00x10.00), wooded backyard, updated HVAC, breakfast room off kitchen (10.07x09.02), and separate family room with stone fireplace. $115,000 MLS 217291

INCREDIBLE FAMILY HOME WITH 4 BEDROOMS AND 2.5 BATHS. Very wellmaintained and loved through the years! Beautifully-landscaped and fenced back yard for all your summer entertaining. Located in the much-desired Woods and Irons Subdivision! $334,900 MLS 220841

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768 BERG DRIVE • Four bedrooms • Three baths • 8.41 acres • Private setting

• Large back deck • 2 wood- burning FP MLS: 223715; $369,000

pw 137 WHISPERING WOODS • Five bedrooms • Four and a half baths wo stone fireplaces • Extra storage • Floor to ceiling

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204 BROADLAWN TERRACE • Five bedrooms • Three baths • Two car garage • Screened deck

• Large skylights • Great for entertaining MLS: 222114; $210,000

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Driving ve and a half hours North and a little West of Charleston brings you to Detroit, Michigan, otherwise known as Motor City. Detroit is a metropolitan American city famous for being the car capital of the world. It housed the big three--- ord, Chrysler, and General Motors---at the height of the automotive boom, bringing fortune and fame to the city. But there is much more to Detroit than just


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100 galleries of art ranging from ancient history to contemporary. The DIA is also home to the 27 Detroit Industry Murals, painted by Mexican artist Diego Rivera in 1932-33, which represent aviation, shipping, and boating in great detail.

Detroit is an artsy town with impressive street art everywhere you look. Here, you can visit the Detroit Institute of Arts DIA , one of the top ten art museums in the nation. It o ers

Mexican artist Diego Rivera worked nearly two years to complete his amazing Detroit Industry Murals. Photo by Melody Pittman.

The General Motors World Headquarters are in downtown Detroit. Photo by Melody Pittman.

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Street art found in the Eastern Market.

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Sporting events are a heavy hitter in Detroit. Catch a Red Wings hockey game at the Little Caesar’s Arena or a Detroit Lions football game at ord ield. Detroit Tigers play major

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food tour that includes samples of pizza, ice cream, nuts, and more as you learn about the neighborhood and fabulous street art.

Canada is visible from across the waterfront at the Detroit River why not visit Remember to take your US passport and money for tolls before making the trip. Windsor, the rst town you come to in Canada, a great place to enjoy international food and drinks.


Beer enthusiasts will love that Detroit is one of the best beer states. Try local brews from Jolly Pumpkin, Atwater Brewery, Motor City Brewing, and Batch Brewing Company, to name a few. At nigh me, consider Bert’s ntertainment for live music, great soul food, and cocktails.

WHERE TO EAT IN DETROIT The Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney is part hotel-part permanent residence in downtown Detroit. Photo by Melody Pittman.

The Detroit Red Wings are one of the Original Six teams of the National Hockey League. Photo by Melody Pittman.

famous and beautiful ox Theatre serves as the premier entertainment venue for concerts, musicals, and other live productions. It became a National Historic Landmark in 1988. A visit to the astern Market is a must This open-air market is approaching fty years of success. It may have been one of the rst farmer’s markets in the country and was thriving long before visiting local markets was a cool thing to do. More than 225 stalls at the market o er souvenirs, fresh food, flowers, jewelry, pottery, and much more, all locally produced.

Delicious Chicken Strudel with Boursin cheese and mushrooms from Rusted Crow. Photo by Melody Pittman.

Rusted Crow is a tasty eatery in downtown Detroit with good salads and an arsenal of superb appetizers. Try the Brussels Sprout salad with dried Michigan cherries, almonds, and red onions or the Chicken Strudel with caramelized onions, spinach, mushrooms, and Boursin cheese in phyllo dough.

There is a wide array of accommodations in Detroit to satisfy your travel needs. or the luxury traveler, the Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney is a fantastic o ering. The 136-room contemporary Aloft Hotel is a great mix of marble furnishings, fantastic views, and posh rooms. It is also within walking distance of the city’s vibrant theater and sports neighborhoods and also located on the Line, Detroit’s modern street trolley.

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If you enjoy playing the slots or table games, MGM Grand Hotel Casino is a top choice. rom Topgolf to a savvy spa, live concert events to delicious steakhouses, this isn’t your average hotel. Did I mention that 3,500 slot and video poker machines and 1 3 table games are also located in the hotel with you

A few of the Eastern Market shops, some in operation for over 50 years. Photo by Melody Pittman.

Detroit is the birthplace of the Motown sound, so don’t skip the iconic Motown Museum. Where else can you stand in the same spot where Motown music giants Scrumptious meatballs over polenta dish from Supino Pizzeria. Photo by Melody Pittman.

Supino Pizzeria o ers a great selection of yummy pizza pies. My favorite thing was the Polpette, hearty meatballs served over roasted polenta. It was spectacular It is no wonder that this eatery was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

The Motown sound was born here and referred to as “Hitsville, USA”. Photo by Melody Pittman.

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