A New Restaurant at Detroit’s Book Tower and other Hour Detroit Stories This Week

Discover a rooftop lounge at the Book Tower, check out this year’s Top Docs list, meet fashion designer Beulah Cooley, and read other top stories from the week.
Kamper's is the newest restaurant at the Book Tower. // Photograph by Hayden Stinebaugh, courtesy of Method Co.

New Rooftop Dining Option Opens at Detroit’s Book Tower

The dining scene at the historic Book Tower in Detroit is expanding with the opening of Kamper’s, a brand-new tapas bar and cocktail lounge on the rooftop terrace on the 14th floor. Kamper’s, which is named after the building’s original architect, features a Spanish-inspired menu, a beverage program, and spectacular views of the city.

Top Docs List 2023

Our annual Top Docs feature includes a list of over 1,000 of metro Detroit’s leading physicians in 92 fields of medicine, plus specialists in neurosurgery, pediatric cardiac surgery, endocrinology, and more weigh in on innovations in their field and symptoms to look out for.

Beulah Cooley Talks Designing in Detroit and Milan

Beulah Cooley has quietly dressed some of Detroit’s most stylish women. Now, at 76, the couturier is showing the international fashion world what she’s got. Here, she sits down with Hour Detroit to discuss her career and why she loves fashion.

Hart Plaza’s Dodge Fountain to Undergo Restoration

After sitting dormant for years, the Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain is expected to have water flowing through it as early as next spring thanks to a project that aims to renovate and restore Hart Plaza. The entire restoration of the fountain is expected to take several months and will cost $6.7 million, taken out of the $9 million awarded to the city as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act.

Decked Out Detroit Announces Winter Activities for the 2023 Season

Decked Out Detroit will kick off the winter season in downtown Detroit with the opening of the Monroe Street Midway on Nov. 9 and 1001 Woodward Ave. on Nov. 16. Activities in these spaces will include putt-putt, winter bumper cars, an arctic slide, visits with Santa, and more.

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.

A Look Inside a Renovated Midcentury Bloomfield Hills Home

Elise and Steve Guidos took Hour Detroit inside of their 4,800-square-foot 1961 home, which they moved into in 2019 and upgraded to feature pops of fall color, massive windows that bring the outside in, and a more modern look. Here, get a snapshot of the look that they’ve chosen.

Writer Loren Estleman Talks His Tech-Free Career

As he closes in on 100 novels, writer Loren Estleman remains proudly old-school in his approach to his craft. Find out how he got into writing novels and how he’s kept off computers and the internet during the age of digital.

Busted Bra Shop Celebrates 10 Years by Giving Back

Busted Bra Shop opened its flagship location at Jefferson and Chalmers back in 2013 with the mission to “help women feel confident and comfortable in their own skin.” Ten years later, the lingerie chain is staying true to that mission by celebrating a decade in business by partnering with Support the Girls, a nonprofit that provides period products to those in need. Find out how you can get involved here.

Indulge in Authentic Polish Pierogi at These 11 Metro Detroit Spots

Pierogi — a dumpling that’s filled with a savory or sweet filling like potato, sauerkraut, or sweet cheese before being boiled or pan-fried — are a staple of Polish culture, which was brought to the region in the 1880s. Try them at one of these 11 markets and restaurants in our area.

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