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Inside Detroit's Mexican music store where CDs and cassettes will never die

When was the last time you called a record store and asked the clerk if they had a particular album?*

For you, probably ages. For hundreds of fans of Mexican music, almost daily. The call log is kept in a yellow legal pad, and there are multiple pages.

“Every week” is how often Maria Pruneda, the owner of La Rancherita Discoteca in Springwellls who keeps the legal pad on the front counter near the cash register, makes orders on behalf of her customers. If she doesn’t have it in stock, she’ll find it somewhere.


Celebrate #NationalMargaritaDay with a Detroit flair

It’s #NationalMargaritaDay, so here’s your reminder there’s a local tequila brand you can support while – responsibly – enjoying today’s festivities. 

Tires and tequila doesn’t sound like a great combination but for the Lopez family, it’s their way of life. Coming from a long line of agave farmers, Silverio chose to follow in his father and grandfather’s footsteps and throw his hat in the tequila game, launching Tequila Cabresto in 2006. 


New murals coming to Southwest viaducts; feedback wanted

Residents of District 6 – Southwest Detroit – are asked to give feedback to muralists and the City of Detroit’s General Services Department on the creation of murals of three of the most trafficked viaducts in the area.

The Springwells Avenue viaduct on Springwells Avenue just off I-75, the West Vernor Highway viaduct between Livernois Avenue and Waterman Street and the Livernois Avenue viaduct between Toledo and John Kronk streets were chosen as canvases for local artists to not only beautify the spaces, but also bridge communities.

After 20 years, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation stands firm in Southwest Detroit [email protected] Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:03

Angela Reyes was tired of burying children in Southwest Detroit. 

Twenty years ago, she was watching neighborhood teens fall victim to the gang violence in the area. So, in the living room of her home, she decided to work with the troubled youth rather than shun them.

Share Your Story Edgar Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:41

At The Neighborhoods, we’re interested in hearing from everybody in Detroit about what matters most to you.

Do you have a story to tell about what your community group is doing in the neighborhood? Tell us.

Do you have a story to tell about a home that needs to come down in your neighborhood? Tell us.

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