Detroit Wants You - November 2017

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Detroit Wants You - October 2017

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Detroit Wants You - August 2017

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DXF Challenge Featured in Detroit News Culinary Calendar

July 26, 2017 - The Detroit News

Culinary Calendar: Cookbooks, Food Fets, Pop-ups, More

DXF Challenge in Detroit: The Detroit Experience Factory is challenging folks to visit as many of the city’s 694 bars and restaurants as they can. Kicks off Tuesday and and runs through Oct. 31. Register and get a list at detroitexperiencefactory.org/challenge.

Source: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertain...

Detroit Experience Factory To Kick Off 4th Annual DXF Challenge, Encouraging Patronage Of Small Businesses

July 21, 2017 - Detroit Regional Chamber

Detroit Experience Factory to Kick Off 4th Annual DXF Challenge, Encouraging Patronage of Small Businesses

The Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) wants to give you new dinner plans. On August 1, DXF is launching the fourth annual DXF Challenge to inspire locals and visitors alike to experience some of the 694 bars, restaurants and cafes fro DXF’s Bar & Restaurant Checklist. Over the course of three months, participants will compete to win prizes while visiting some of these Detroit culinary destinations.

DXF will be hosting a Detroit birthday party at their 123 Monroe St. Welcome Center on Monday, July 24 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., in honor of the city’s 316th anniversary – this will also serve as the DXF Challenge launch event. Tania Mackey, a past Challenge grand prize winner, visited 210 bars and restaurants on the checklists during the 90-day timeframe. “It was great to learn about so many small businesses that you wouldn’t really know about unless you take the time to explore. I took my son almost everywhere with me – it can be really kid friendly,” Mackey said. “I’m a lifelong Detroiter but there’s a lot of places I’ve never been. This was a great opportunity to explore home.”

The DXF Challenge is simple: the individual who visits the most places between August 1 and October 31, 2017 will win the Ultimate Detroit Experience Package, valued at over $1,000. Random winners will also be selected for prizes throughout the Challenge – even a participant who visits one destination can be a winner. Participants just have to post a photo on Instagram of themselves and their purchase and include the hashtag, #DXFChallenge. For more details and registration, visit ww.detroitexperiencefactory.org/challeng.

To help people learn about spots they might not already be familiar with across the city, DXF has expanded their summer tour schedule to offer 26 different tours including free neighborhood walking tours, monthly bar tours and more. See the full list of tours at www.detroitexperiencefactory.org/tours.

As an affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the Detroit Experience Factory uses interactive experiences and innovative resources to help newcomers and locals get more connected to the people, places and projects in Detroit. It operates Detroit’s community based Welcome Center at 123 Monroe and has taken over 90,000 people on tours since it started in 2006. The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) is a nonprofit that strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs. DDP convenes business, philanthropic and government partners to create a vibrant, resilient urban core for Detroit and the surrounding community.

Source: http://www.detroitchamber.com/detroit-expe...

How Many Detroit Bars & Restaurants You Can Visit In 3 Months?

July 21, 2017 - Daily Detroit

How Many Detroit Bars & Restaurants You Can Visit In 3 Months?

By Shianne Nocerini

The Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) is mostly known for the tours they offer around Detroit. However they also have an extensive list of the bars and restaurants located within the city limits.

This year they are one again holding their DXF Challenge. This is the fourth year for the challenge.

Those who decide to take part in The DXF Challenge will try to visit as many of the 694 bars, restaurants, and cafes from the DXF’s Bar & Restaurant Checklists in three months. Participants will win prizes during the competition.

If you enjoy getting out and exploring the city this is the challenge for you.

The grand prize winner will receive the Ultimate Detroit Experience Package that is valued at over $1,000. There will also be random winners that will be selected for prizes throughout the Challenge.

The Challenge will take place between August 1 and October 31, 2017. Participants will need to register on the DXF website before getting started.

All you have to do for the Challenge is post a photo on Instagram of themselves and their purchase, tag @WeKnowDetroit and include the hashtag #DFXChallenge.

DXF has also expanded their summer tour schedule to offer 26 different tours throughout Detroit. This includes the free neighborhood walking tours, monthly bar tours and much more. You can find the tour schedule on the DXF website.

Source: http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/07/21/man...

694 bars and restaurants. Three months. One challenge.

July 21, 2017 - Michigan Chronicle

694 bars and restaurants. Three months. One Challenge

By Roz Edward, Michigan Chronicle Managing Editor

Detroit Experience Factory to kick off 4th annual DXF Challenge today, encouraging patronage of small businesses

The Detroit Experience Factory wants to give you new dinner plans. On August 1, DXF is launching the fourth annual DXF Challenge to inspire locals and visitors alike to experience some of the 694 bars, restaurants and cafes from DXF’s Bar & Restaurant Checklists. Over the course of three months, participants will compete to win prizes while visiting some of these Detroit culinary destinations.

DXF will be hosting a Detroit birthday party at their 123 Monroe St. Welcome Center on Monday, July 24 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., in honor of the city’s 316th anniversary – this will also serve as the DXF Challenge launch event.

Tania Mackey, a past Challenge grand prize winner, visited 210 bars and restaurants on the checklists during the 90-day timeframe. “It was great to learn about so many small businesses that you wouldn’t really know about unless you take the time to explore. I took my son almost everywhere with me – it can be really kid friendly,” Mackey said. “I’m a lifelong Detroiter but there’s a lot of places I’ve never been. This was a great opportunity to explore home.”

 

The DXF Challenge is simple: the individual who visits the most places between August 1 and October 31, 2017 will win the Ultimate Detroit Experience Package, valued at over $1,000. Random winners will also be selected for prizes throughout the Challenge – even a participant who visits one destination can be a winner. Participants just have to post a photo on Instagram of themselves and their purchase and include the hashtag, #DXFChallenge. For more details and registration, visit www.detroitexperiencefactory.org/challenge.

 

To help people learn about spots they might not already be familiar with across the city, DXF has expanded their summer tour schedule to offer 26 different tours including free neighborhood walking tours, monthly bar tours and more. See the full list of tours at www.detroitexperiencefactory.org/tours.

 

As an affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the Detroit Experience Factory uses interactive experiences and innovative resources to help newcomers and locals  get more connected to the people, places and projects in Detroit. It operates Detroit’s community based Welcome Center at 123 Monroe and has taken over 90,000 people on tours since it started in 2006. The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) is a nonprofit that strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs. DDP convenes business, philanthropic and government partners to create a vibrant, resilient urban core for Detroit and the surrounding community.

 

 

 

 

Source: https://michronicleonline.com/2017/07/24/6...

June - DXF Highlights

Spirit Plaza Opening Ceremony


Quicken Loans Voluntour Day at MUFI

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Small BIZ Tour

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Chubby Duck 208 E Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Simmons & Clark Jewelers 1535 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

The Broadway 1247 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

Avalon Bakery1075 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226


Bedrock HQ Opening

Detroit Wants You - July 2017

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Detroit Wants You - June 2017

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Detroit Experience Factory adds tours to show off city

May 12, 2017 - The Detroit News

Detroit Experience Factory adds tours to show off city

By Candice Williams

A lot has changed in Detroit since the Detroit Experience Factory began giving tours of the city 11 years ago.

In 2006, the recession had not yet hit, Kwame Kilpatrick was mayor and Quicken Loans Inc. founder Dan Gilbert had not yet relocated the business to the city or bought and overhauled dozens of buildings, contributing to the resurgence downtown.

Throughout the changes, Detroit Experience Factory, initially called Inside Detroit, has provided context through storytelling for more than 85,000 visitors interested in learning about the city’s history, architecture and culture.

This summer, the nonprofit is expanding its offerings to include 16 new public tours, bringing the total to 28. The tours, most of which are free, are available almost every day of the week.

“We really showcase the stuff you can’t Google,” said Jeanette Pierce, executive director of Detroit Experience Factory, an affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. “It’s the relationships and the personal experience that really make our tours unique.”

Among the new offerings this year are a free QLine tour and walking tours of neighborhoods such as Grandmont-Rosedale, Lafayette Park and Mexicantown.

“By expanding our public tour offerings and constantly creating new private tours focused on all sorts of themes, we hope to continue to show both locals and visitors that there is something for everyone in Detroit,” Pierce said.

Pierce said she expects the QLine tour, which will start in June, to be popular. The streetcar line on Woodward launched for the public on Friday.

“The story we want to tell is of the businesses along the QLine route people haven’t noticed before because they’ve been driving,” she said. “The tours provide history and context. How did what happened in the past bring us to where we are today? Where are we headed in the future?”

The nonprofit will celebrate its expanded schedule at 6 p.m. Saturday with a Summer Kickoff Bar Tour starting at Checker Bar, 124 Cadillac Square.

The tours are not just for visitors, said Pierce, a resident of the city’s east side. The tour guides live in the city and eagerly share their experiences and insights with both tourists and other locals, Pierce said.

“We believe locals knowing more about their community has a great impact on our city,” she said.

Detroiter Christianna Sims said she always learns something new during the tours. The most recent one she took was the Livernois Avenue of Fashion tour, which she said gave her an opportunity to meet store owners.

“It allowed me to have a new experience,” said Sims, a program manager for BUILD Institute, an entrepreneur development organization in Detroit. “I never had a reason to go into those stores. I didn’t have to buy anything just yet. I could go in there and check it out and get to know the owners by name. It was a great thing.”

One recent Friday, Janet Prange brought her art students from L’Anse Creuse High School in Harrison Township to downtown Detroit for an art and architecture tour. The Commerce Township resident and her husband had previously been on the tour, which includes insights into downtown locations, including the Guardian Building, Compuware Building and Campus Martius.

“The biggest thing I got out of it is watching the kids enjoy it,” Prange said. “As a teacher, I am trying to get them excited about things, get them interested in learning something new… get them out of their comfort zone. For many of them, going to Detroit is out of their comfort zone.”

As a local resident, Prange said the tours have helped her develop an appreciation for Detroit.

“I think everybody hears about the bad things about the city, the mismanagement, the corruption that has happened in the past,” she said. “(The tours) kind of renew a sense of pride you have for the city. We don’t need to be the biggest and the best. We have some things to be proud of and a history to be proud of.”

For a complete list of tours and times, visit detroitexperiencefactory.org.

Source: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/loca...

Detroit Wants You - May 2017

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Detroit Experience Factory to offer new tours of QLine, neighborhoods

May 1, 2017 - Crain's Detroit Business

Detroit Experience Factory to offer new tours of QLine, neighborhoods

By Annalise Frank

Detroit Experience Factory is offering 16 new public tours this summer, including a free exploration of the city from aboard the new QLine streetcar system.

The Detroit-based nonprofit, which also offers privately booked tours, is looking to pull in more local residents with a focus on connection and economic and community development, Executive Director Jeanette Pierce said.

"Just because you've been here your whole life doesn't mean there isn't more to learn," Pierce said. "It's not only the facts and figures, but it's the relationships and those experiences you can't really Google that make the tours exciting."

In addition to learning about how the QLine works, those who take the new tour built around the coming addition to Detroit's public transit system will learn more about older businesses along its path.

The organization is also expanding a series of free neighborhood walking tours it started offering last year. The "Beyond Downtown" tours started in neighborhoods like Corktown and Midtown and are expanding to Lafayette Park, the Livernois area, West Village and others.

Other new offerings include a small business tour complete with samples and an art-centric stroll through Eastern Market. The nonprofit has also planned a May 13 summer season launch party to introduce the new tours.

The additions bring Detroit Experience Factory's list of tour offerings to 28.

Since it began offering tours in 2006, the independent program of the Downtown Detroit Partnership has serviced about 85,000 people.

Detroit Experience Factory opened a welcome center in 2015 at 123 Monroe St. in a bid to bring in more pedestrian traffic. The nonprofit also offers the DX-Pass, which gives passholders access to seven Detroit attractions including the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Source: http://www.crainsdetroit.com/print/627021

Detroit Wants You - April 2017

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