I made a quick trip up to Detroit for a friend's surprise birthday party last weekend. I tried to take advantage of the fact that I was by myself and do a little exploring. I stayed in Greektown at the Atheneum which was walking distance from where the party was at Pulse. It was also across the street from Mosaic where I had dinner with some old friend's before the party. The streets of Greektown were full of people. The restaurants looked full and there were buses full of Japanese tourists pulling up in front of my hotel. Not what you would expect given the current state of the Michigan economy.
The new Greektown Casino under construction.
Street performers and artists kept the street feeling lively.
The stylish new spaces combined with the historic old places make the area feel really interesting.
Next up a review of my Sunday morning trip to Hamtramck.