Aug. 17, 2016 | Paradise Reclaimed: the winding journey to restore Detroit’s historic black entertainment district | Detroit Metro Times

It’s a busy Friday night in Harmonie Park. A warm summer breeze greets the lively crowds at spots like the Detroit Seafood Market and Centre Park Bar, both swanky destinations for fine dining and libations. Around the corner on Broadway, souped-up motorcycles line the curb, while droves of millennials congregate outside of Punch Bowl Social.

This pocket of downtown is already a hot spot for black nightlife in Detroit, a section that enjoys jazz concerts in the park during the summer and where African-American business owners have worked for the past several years to create a dynamic entertainment district. | Read more here.

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