Happy Birthday Big Guy.

Joe Louis Barrow: If inspiration was a person.

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to partake in the Broadway Musical that is Motown, you’re familiar with how poignant the Joe Louis victory was to the story of not only Hitsville U.S.A. – but his newfound hometown. The freckle faced fellow pictured above is more than just a monument, he was then – and still remains absolutely monumental. Everyone loves an underdog, especially after the entity deemed least likely beats the odds – both literally and figuratively in Joe’s case. There will never be enough candles to commemorate the inspiration behind our brand, nevertheless he will forever remain at the forefront – both literally and figuratively – all uppercase. Welcome to Detroit. We love you Joe.

What Up Doe Wednesdays.

The Fist From: Another Perspective. @ColinDetroit

Taking on the honor of redefining Detroit is a self-professed forward march, or April in this instance, into the unknown. By way of Berry Gordy, and the fine folks over at Hitsville U.S.A. – quality control measures most certainly outrank our quantity of content in this instance. We go by a glass half-full perspective ‘round here, and the folks over at Detroit:Redefined are well-equipped in the business of put your best FIST4WRD. Where there’s a will there’s a way, and finding the courage to keep going despite the bumps in the road is essentially what Detroit is all about. It’s all about your perspective, flip-side sold separately. FIST4WRD for more info…

Let The Church Say.

Church isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you’re visualizing the perfect place to kick back and unwind. But, if you’re in search of a neighborhood gathering spot that just so happens to turn water into wine, The Congregation Detroit has got you covered. Speaking of weddings, did we mention there’s an event space for that? The folks over at FIST4WRD enjoyed an inaugural afternoon of food and fellowship amongst our newfound friends from The Congregation. We’re well aware that it’s Autumn, but the appropriate balance of ‘Spring Forward‘ & ‘Fall Back‘ has officially been founded by way of Detroit.