Flint’s restaurants and culinary centers feed city’s resurgence

Flint’s restaurants and culinary centers feed city’s resurgence

By Karen Dybis and Jackie Berg Flint’s restaurants, like the city itself, have their own unique flavor and vibe. Some have a saucy staff and menu options to match, while others are known for their sophisticated charm and cuisine. All are on display during Flint’s Restaurant Week, which puts Flint’s growing culinary scene on hyperdrive […]

Pedal Power: Detroit, Flint and other city cycling events pump nearly $700 million into state’s economy

Pedal Power: Detroit, Flint and other city cycling events pump nearly $700 million into state’s economy

Bicycling, once relegated as a kid’s method of transportation, has become a boon for cities such as Flint and Detroit, both working hard to attract young residents and families as well as develop efforts to build a growing local economy, health and wellness initiatives as well as community development, riders and bike experts agree. Riding […]

Flint Handmade’s Annual Spring Craft Market returns Saturday

Flint Handmade’s Annual Spring Craft Market returns Saturday

There’s a rule about success. If it works, repeat it. And, that’s exactly what Flint Handmade founder Crystal Pepperdine  is doing with the 12th Annual Spring Craft Market Saturday, April 27th – repeating success. “We were so excited about the momentum around our post Thanksgiving Small Business Saturday event last year that we decided to host […]

Storefronts move into former drugstore site as part of $1.4 million downtown effort

Storefronts move into former drugstore site as part of $1.4 million downtown effort

A $1.4 million building development is expected to generate new retail activity downtown. The former Perry drugstore site at South Saginaw and Second streets will house four new businesses, following renovations to the 9,000-square-foot structure, due for completion in March. Additional shops, totaling six and generating about 15 full-time jobs, are part of the vision […]

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 […]

Michigan Economic Development Corp. invests in $37 million Flint hotel to help grow downtown development

Michigan Economic Development Corp. invests in $37 million Flint hotel to help grow downtown development

Downtown Flint’s hospitality will be on full display in the form of a 101-guestroom hotel. Hilton Buckham Square is a newly announced addition to an increasingly dense landscape in the city’s business district. The forthcoming Michigan Community Revitalization Program (MCRP) project is expected to generate almost $40 million of investment, including about $7.9 million in […]

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