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'Who got the props?': Get to know Motor City Street Dance Academy [email protected] Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:00

Get an inside look at Motor City Street Dance Academy's 2v2 breaking competition, Who Got The Props. 


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.

From Southwest Detroit, lessons in traditional vs. ‘Americanized’ Mexican cuisine [email protected] Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:41

The best stories come when you can admit that you don’t know what something is, and that’s exactly what happened with The Neighborhoods team as we went on a Cinco de Mayo search for Detroit’s best botana in Southwest Detroit. 

Celebrate #NationalMargaritaDay with a Detroit flair [email protected] Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:28

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.


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