2020 Media

Detroit Is Spelled R-E-V-I-V-A-L - February 25
A once proud industrial giant of the midwest is staging a comeback...

Human Trafficing:  Awareness has grown but incidents still increasing - February 10
Most victims of human trafficking are not snatched off the street and whisked away in a windowless van...

Commentary:  Wild West-like growth of short-term rentals threatens public safety, business fairness - January 20
Hotels across America are subject to a number of longstanding local, state and federal standards, regulations and taxes — with good reason...

2019 Media

June Auto Show Forcast:  Slow Jan., Busy Summer June Auto Show Forcast:  Slow Jan., Busy Summer - January 7
Business is slow at the Caucus Club in the week following New Year’s Day...

2018 Media

Hard Rock Café to close in January - November 28
The Hard Rock Café in downtown Detroit is closing...

Full Plates, Full Hearts Recap video - November 22
On Thanksgiving Day, the Detroit Shipping Company opened its doors and partnered with the Detroit Restaurant & Lodging Association (DRLA) for Full Plates, Full Hearts, a no-cost Thanksgiving Day meal for Detroiters who may go without a home-cooked meal this holiday...

Detroit Shipping Co. celebrates first Thanksgiving for with meals. - November 22
The Detroit Shipping Company opened over the summer and for their first Thanksgiving, they opened their doors to give anyone a hot meal...

Line cook shortage is changing Detroit’s restaurant industry - November 15
Halloween may be over but many of metro Detroit’s restaurants continue to be haunted by ghosts of a different type...

Nonprofit gets into restaurant business to boost culinary training - October 2

Labor shortage challenging Detroit’s restaurants, owners say - September 25
Detroit restaurants are feeling the ongoing skilled-worker shortage, and their responses are as varied as their business models...

2017 Media

Detroit Searches for Equity in Rising Restaurant Scene - December 5
Discuss Detroit’s so-called comeback in the wake of its historic bankruptcy, and someone’s bound to mention the city’s emerging dining scene...

'Detroit Rising' podcast:  City's restaurants struggle with worker retention - November 28
Herasanna Richards, director of the restaurant group, said they're working with community-based job training organizations to "create a stronger pipeline" for talent to fill jobs in restaurants...

Restaurant Owners Finding Strong Appetites in Detroit - November 20
A resurgent downtown Detroit has become somewhat of a magnet for small startup companies, corporate headquarters and even fine cuisine...

Detroit Restaurant Association reorganizes 50 years after riots - July 20

More than 2,500 businesses were looted or destroyed in the Detroit riots, many of them were restaurants. With customers slow to return to the ones left standing, they've lacked a voice, even 50 years after the riots.  Half of a century has passed since Detroit burned and the city's restaurateurs are ready to organize again to advocate for themselves and spur growth by reforming the Detroit Restaurant Association…

Detroit Restaurant Association Relaunches after 50 Years - July 16
The Michigan Restaurant Association has helped a group of Detroit restaurant owners launch the city's first local organization in nearly half a century. The group will focus on advocating for Detroit's growing dining and hospitality industry…

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