Monday, October 1, 2018

Detroit Gets Wide Open this Sunday!

When people ask us what makes Detroit special, we always give the same answer, the people. Without the people Detroit is just a bunch of concrete. The spirit of the city can be seen in the artwork and the culture, but you have to come out and be a part of the community to truly understand the city's heart.

Open Streets Detroit recognizes the importance of getting people outside to interact with each other, so they work hard to shut down a 3.5 mile strip of Southwest Detroit for one day every year. During the shutdown they invite everyone out to skate, bike, walk, jog, and have some outdoor fun before the cold weather hits.  
This Sunday, October 7th, Open Streets Detroit will close down the streets of Southwest Detroit from noon until 5 p.m.  During this time, there will be all sorts of family friendly events including yoga, dance, and basketball. This event is free for all to attend, but parking can be ruff. So if you can avoid driving, they highly recommend that you do.
Many of the stores along the route will be open during this event. This includes places to eat like Slows and Mercury Burger Bar, and places to shop like Eldarado General Store. You can even grab a coffee at Astro while you walk around the streets and see what everyone is up to. 

To see the full map of the streets that will be shutdown click here.  

Take a second and take a walk around Southwest Detroit this weekend. Experience the city up close and personal by walking it and talking to your neighbors! 


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