Interactive graphic: Hipster map of Detroit

The past decade has brought stunning transformation to Detroit’s moribund downtown and midtown areas. Much of the change has drawn plaudits from city boosters and business leaders. But it has also given rise to fears that longtime (often lower-income) residents and businesses in these neighborhoods would be priced out Detroit’s recovery, the downside of gentrification.

This map offers a sampling of key developments in the past decade in and around the city’s business center, notably downtown, Midtown, Corktown and Eastern Market. While decaying neighborhoods across the city await reboots, Detroit’s core is awhirl in rehabbed office space, hotels, lofts and condo units, hipster coffee houses and pubs, and a rejuvenated restaurant scene. Click the icons to learn more about each.

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Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:24pm
The Book-Cadillac is a sign of hipsterdom?
david zeman
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:14pm
Ha, no, but as the intro describes, it is one of the key developments in the economic transformation of downtown Detroit. Some, clearly, are more hip than others. David Zeman Editor Bridge Magazine
Mary
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:12am
Some surprising choices here... most surprising is what's omitted. Slow's BBQ -- the original boon to attracting hipsters; Avalon Bakery -- the reason most of us (non WSU students) first visited midtown; Café Con Leche in southwest Detroit is more authentically a neighborhood coffee shop, not sure they'd want to be branded as "hipster", but still a lot of Hubbard Farms young people go there.
Osric
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:27am
No vegan restaurants?