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For years, if a restaurateur wanted to open an alcohol-serving establishment in Detroit outside of the central business district, he or she was hamstrung.
That's because of an alarming amount of red tape and delays to earning that privilege.
But things are changing.
A zoning change that advocates describe as a win for restaurant owners outside of downtown's 1.6 square miles — particularly with the proliferation of new dining spots there and in the...
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"Zoning change slakes thirst for alcohol in Detroit restaurants"
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Efforts to enhance the architectural design quality in Detroit will bring a group of that city’s leaders to Columbus next month.
The Detroit-based Hudson-Webber Foundation is sponsoring a visit to Columbus by leaders of the Detroit Architecture Pilot, an exploratory group of community and civic leaders in Detroit who are researching ways to enhance the city’s “built” environment, said Abir Ali, a developer of the pilot program.