Live Flint: Is it time for a strategic housing incentive?

Live Flint: Is it time for a strategic housing incentive?

TheHUB Flint witnessed a steady stream of positive attention around emerging housing trends in 2018 following the introduction of its housing series introduced in September. Although there have been modest signs of elevated interest and investment in pocketed neighborhoods, a more robust plan and incentives are needed to further propel development efforts. The economic upside […]

Vision and determination keep Flint clothing designer on the Grind

Vision and determination keep Flint clothing designer on the Grind

A life-changing sports injury felt like the end to Destin Julian. A high school athlete, he envisioned a future for himself that involved a competitive college playing career. But a severe concussion he suffered on the football field left his hopes dashed. As if the disappointment wasn’t enough, he had no real direction for channeling […]

Community dialogue concludes that building a city for everyone must begin with inclusion

Community dialogue concludes that building a city for everyone must begin with inclusion

Making sure that everyone is included in opportunities might be the biggest challenge created by capital investments in Flint. And that was the primary topic of discussion last weeks “Aspire to Transform: The Power of Older Industrial Cities” event. The forum was sponsored by C.S. Mott Foundation and the University of Michigan-Flint’s EDA University Center […]

Where we shop matters: Shop ‘small’ this holiday season

Where we shop matters: Shop ‘small’ this holiday season

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our neighborhoods, if not our saving grace. Step inside and you’ll discover a passionate group of truly unique individuals who not only contribute to our local economy, but keep Flint from becoming a city of look-alike, cookie-cutter establishments. Local business owners add character to our street corners, strengthen our […]

Musician raises Flint’s voice in song set for national release next month

Musician raises Flint’s voice in song set for national release next month

Ashley Peacock is a firm believer in revolution. He doesn’t necessarily want bloodshed. He wants a transformation that shakes the foundations of stubborn hearts and closed minds. Peacock sings of his vision in “Revolution,” a hard-rock-edged single by the White Wolves, due for audio and video release across music channels nationwide Nov. 2. The track […]

Flint’s city scene uncovered in this week’s nightlife guide

Flint’s city scene uncovered in this week’s nightlife guide

If your idea of the perfect night out includes free parking and the ability to hop from one great event to another, not to mention outstanding bars and restaurants, than take a fresh look at Flint. The city’s downtown district will be more alive than ever with plenty of places to get your costume grove […]

Discover Flint’s city swag in this week’s guide

Discover Flint’s city swag in this week’s guide

Flint’s nightlife isn’t what it used to be. It’s bigger and more bodacious than ever and provides a great backdrop to get your city swag on. Local bars, restaurants, cafés and entertainment venues are becoming more popular. Those who love their hometown are learning it’s no longer necessary to hop on the highway to find […]

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