Socratea Warms Up Midtown

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Pure Detroit – December 26, 2012 – If the words “tea house” conjure up an image of doilies, lace tablecloths and tiny crust-less sandwiches, that picture will be quickly erased by SocraTea, a tea house that recently opened in Midtown’s Sugar Hill arts district. With a décor that is more “Prohibition speakeasy” than “Grandma’s parlor,” it’s a smart addition to Detroit’s growing caffeine scene. …

Linking the Past to the Present

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Historic preservation student Sam Constantine gives new life to old wood by Linda Hass, Published August 08, 2012 YPSILANTI – Sam Constantine (BA08) turned his bachelor’s degree in history into an award-winning business that offers clients a chance to own a piece of the past. Constantine, 32, is co-founder of The End Grain Woodworking Co. (TEGWC) in Livonia, which makes …

Exhibit brings together artists’ visions for Detroit’s Little Libraries

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If you build, they will read. That seems to be the underlying conceit of the Little Free Library movement, founded in 2009 in Hudson, Wis., by a man named Todd Bol. Since his first Little Library, the idea of distributing free books on a take-one, leave-one basis out of eye-catching, publicly mounted boxes has become a bona fide international craze, …