A New DHS Exhibit on Detroit’s Chinatowns and More Top Hour Stories

Get caught up with the biggest stories from Hour Detroit this week including details about Menorah in the D, Dutch Girl Donuts’ new owner, and more.
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Photograph courtesy of the Detroit Historical Society

Meet a Detroit Man Who Was Twice Wrongly Convicted

Michigan has one of the highest numbers of incarcerated people who are exonerated in the nation, but the brutalities of undeserved prison time take an emotional toll long after release. This is the story of one man who fought for his innocence — twice. 

Feast on Sushi at These 12 Metro Detroit Eateries

When you think of sushi, you might think of raw fish, but really, it’s the vinegared rice that makes the Japanese delicacy. Whether you like yours with or without fish, raw or cooked, get your fill at these area restaurants.

Menorah in the D Returns to Campus Martius Park

The Motor City celebrates the start of Hanukkah with special activities, kosher food, a fire show, and much more at the Menorah in the D event at Campus Martius in Detroit on Dec. 7, 2023. This annual event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a ceremony that features greetings from local community leaders and dignitaries, along with the lighting of a 26-foot-tall Menorah.

Object Lesson: Masonic Temple Detroit

One hundred and three years ago this Thanksgiving, crews broke ground on the downtown architectural masterpiece that is Masonic Temple Detroit, the largest Masonic Temple in the world. Here are a few things you may not know about the “house” that Jack saved.

Explore the History of Detroit’s Chinatowns at This DHS Exhibit

The Chinese community in Detroit has a history that dates back 150 years, starting with the arrival of immigrant Ah-Chee in 1872. Explore this event and so many other important historical moments for the community at the Detroit Historical Society’s exhibit, Detroit’s Chinatowns.

Dutch Girl Donuts to Reopen With New Owner in Spring 2024

Dutch Girl Donuts, a longstanding Detroit donut shop on Woodward and Seven Mile, plans to reopen under new ownership this spring after it closed in the summer of 2021. The iconic bakery was purchased by Paddy Lynch, owner of Detroit’s historic bathhouse The Schvitz, and third-generation director of Lynch & Sons funeral homes.

12 Metro Detroit Holiday Markets to Shop This Season

The holiday shopping season is rolling in fast, and if you’re looking to skip big box stores and score some sweet deals on locally made goods this year, look no further than a holiday market. These seasonal shopping pop ups host a plethora of area small businesses selling everything from home goods and clothing to artwork, baked goods, and so much in between. Here are 12 in and around Detroit to explore for the 2023 holidays.

Six Michigan Art Deco High-Rises Featured in New Book

What happens when a writer and artist, both passionate about architecture, come together? You get a stunning book that creatively depicts some of the most amazing Art Deco high-rises across the United States — including six iconic structures in Michigan. Highrises Art Deco: 100 Spectacular Skyscrapers from the Roaring ’20s to the Great Depressionis a 10- by 15-inch coffee table book that features 100 Art Deco high-rises from 49 cities in 25 states.

Restaurant Review: Ladder 4 Wine Bar

Ladder 4 Wine Bar recently made The New York Times’ list of “The 50 Places in the United States That We’re Most Excited About Right Now,” and Bon Appétit’s list of “24 Best New Restaurants in 2023.” One of our writers stopped into the Detroit spot to find out what the hype is all about.

Celebrate The Season and Support Small Businesses at Royal Oak’s Jolly Days

The Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is spreading holiday cheer this year with the city’s Jolly Days event, which will feature shopping deals, special guests, and seasonal happenings on select days throughout December.

Grab a Drink at These 10 Metro Detroit Speakeasies

Prohibition has long been dead, but the speakeasy-style bars of the Prohibition Era are making a comeback. Recently, metro Detroit has seen the revival and opening of several speakeasies — complete with hidden doors and passwords required for entry. These are the ones Hour Detroit has gotten wind of including where to find them, and where needed, how to get in. 

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