Detroit’s First 3D-Printed House & Other Top Stories

Catch up on our most popular stories this week including details on the city’s first 3D-printed house, a cocktail bar coming this spring, and more.
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Detroit’s First 3D-Printed Home is on the Market

Construction of Detroit’s first 3D-printed home, located in the Islandview neighborhood, is now complete and on the market with an asking price of $224,500. Citizen Robotics and developArchitecture first kicked off construction for the 988-square-foot, two-bedroom home in October of 2022. The home is the first of its kind in Detroit and will be more efficient in lowering utility costs for residents.

New Cocktail Bar to Open in Detroit This Spring

Saksey’s Cocktail Lounge, an intimate cocktail bar, is slated to open to the public in the lower level of Gilly’s Clubhouse & Rooftop this spring. The lounge offers many unique features, including tableside mixology service, live entertainment, a rich food menu, and more.

Unique Museums to Visit in Michigan

Whether you’re a history buff looking to dive into an interesting subject, a gamer with an eye for technology, a fashion fanatic, or just looking for your next adventure, these unique Michigan museums leave plenty to be discovered.

Curtis Chin Discusses His Book Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant, A Memoir

Curtis Chin, who was born in Detroit and raised there and in Troy, grew up at Chung’s, a beloved Cantonese restaurant stationed along the Cass Corridor in Detroit’s New Chinatown that was owned and operated by generations of Chin’s paternal family. His recently published first book, the memoir Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant, is about growing up Asian in 1980s Detroit and coming out to his working-class immigrant family.

Buddy’s Pizza is Set to Open 23rd Location in Canton

Buddy’s Pizza will be opening its newest carry-out location on Feb. 26 on Ford Road in Canton. With this addition, the originator of Detroit-style pizza will be operating 23 locations, including six other carry-out restaurants and 16 full-service restaurants.

Indoor Waterparks in Michigan to Chase Away the Winter Blues

Michigan is home to waterparks that are filled with fun for the entire family to enjoy, and thanks to a number of indoorwaterparks in metro Detroit and beyond, a waterpark can be a weekend vacation destination any time of year. Check out these five options for your next staycation. 

Meet Detroit’s Monument Man

Local sculptor Austen Brantley creates art that honors Black history for Detroit’s public parks — and beyond. has already made his mark in Detroit’s public parks, honoring icons of the past. His first public project was installed in 2019, the statue of slain civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo in a park named after her on Detroit’s west side. Check out our interview with Brantley to learn more about his work.

Meet Chef and Author Abra Berens

Southwest Michigan chef and author Abra Berens talked to Hour Detroit about her career as a chef that earned the title of James Beard semifinalist , the cookbooks she wrote while also working as a chef in Chicago, and her rise to prominence.

7 Metro Detroit Spots for Eggs Benedict

Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true take on eggs Benedict or want to branch out for a unique taste, consider ordering from one of these metro Detroit restaurants the next time you’re craving the savory breakfast dish.

Lenten Fish Fries in Metro Detroit

During Lent, many Catholics will refrain from eating meat, except for fish and seafood, on Fridays. Naturally, several fish fries are taking place throughout Lent in metro Detroit. Here are the details on some of those events.

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