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Resurgent Detroit: 5 Things To Check Out In The Motor City In January

Resurgent Detroit: 5 Things To Check Out In The Motor City In January

In anticipation of Benzinga’s headquarters moving to the heart of Detroit, we’ll be putting out a monthly series highlighting new establishments and exciting things going on in what will be our new home.

In honor of the new year and a new world for post-bankruptcy Detroit, Benzinga will start with five events and places to visit during the first month of 2015.

Citizen Yoga

Don’t let the arctic weather keep you sedentary indoors. Get moving! This new tenant in “The Z Lot” parking garage on Library Street downtown can definitely help you do that. Citizen Yoga has made Detroit its second home (the original location being in Royal Oak) and is offering two weeks free for its grand opening.

CY is a perfect fit for Detroit: Owner Kacee Must told Benzinga the culture is very community-centric.

"We really want people to feel seen and important and a part of something, and I think that Detroit has that same spirit," she said.


Another venue that perfectly embodies the Motor City: An emphasis on art with well-crafted graffiti both in and outside of the building, along with live music in the Huma Room; sustainable business practices like recycling, composting and sourcing local food; and of course, great beer. HopCat has taken Midtown Detroit by storm. With two floors and 130 taps, this place has been packed since its grand opening in December. That’s why January will be a much better month to check it out.

2015 North American International Auto Show

Although it isn't quite the manufacturing capital of the world anymore, Detroit can still throw one hell of a party -- an auto-themed party, of course. The North American International Auto show represents hope for Detroit.

Detroit has been hosting an auto show since 1907, and it became an official international event in 1989. For two weeks, all eyes are centered on the city, and not for bad press either.

Punch Bowl Social

Another venue whose opening was preceded by tons of hype. Punch Bowl Social is a spunky blend of craft cocktails and old-school games like Foosball and bowling. Although it might have stumbled a little bit during its first month of business, the dining, cocktail and entertainment center has promised to step up its game and make sure it lives up to expectations. Punch Bowl is also located in Bedrock's artsy Z Lot. Definitely worth a try this month.

David Whitney Building  

Straight out of the Gilded Age of wealth and luxury, the David Whitney Building is a beacon of Detroit’s elegant history and sits among other grand structures in the Grand Circus Park area, such as the Guardian and M@dison buildings. Following more than a decade of vacancy and a two-year rehabilitation, the David Whitney has finally come back to life as a boutique hotel and apartment building. Now that new residents were settled in last month, January is a great time to swing by and take a peek inside.

Check back soon to see what other great things are happening in and around the Motor City!


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