There's two Aquarius
That is only one of multiple inaccuracies. Pewabic pottery just moved? Do you do zero research before writing anything?
Your comment was so offensive because it was taken in context! If you meant businesses why not write "the first business to locate on Agnes in a number of years"? And as for not intending to imply that West Village was never a barren wasteland, why the opening imagery of the Packard Plant, a barren wasteland? This falls into the all too common journalistic practice of ignoring the important contributions of long standing residents.
Writing what you mean and meaning what you write can go a long way towards preventing misunderstandings. What was printed in the article is not what you wrote above. Clarity, accuracy and respect for who and what you are writing about seems to be lost on so many writers these days.
* I would also like to add that I will add an addendum to the end of my article to clarify my statement and my intention. My apologies to anyone who was offended by my article, it was never in any way meant to be pretentious or uninformed and I can see why the misunderstanding would arise.
In reference to my comment that Hugh Yaro and Matt Dalton were some of the first to move to The West Village, I would like to clarify. When speaking with Brian Hurtienne and when researching this article, I was of the understanding that Detroit Vegan Soul and Craft Work were some of the first businesses to move to the newly revitalized Agnes Street "Business District" the Community Development Corporation is actively working with landlords and renters to create. I was not in any way referring to people living in the community as residents. I could understand why, when taken out of context, my meaning might be misconstrued. I never alleged, nor did I mean to imply, that the neighborhood was a wasteland devoid of residents at any point. My comments are specifically related to the Agnes St. Business District the CDC is building. If other businesses pre-date Craft Work, Detroit Vegan Soul and Tarot and Tea on that stretch, as a result of the CDC's attempt at revitalization, I would be very happy to know about them and talk to them. I apologize for leaving them out. My article specifically relates to work performed by the CDC and the businesses who moved in contemporaneously with those efforts. There is no racial undertone, nor is there intended to be any suggestion that no one lived in the neighborhood. We go to press weekly and there was not time to identify and interview multiple individual residents. In fact, Matt Dalton does not live in The West Village at all. However, the intention of this article is to draw positive attention to a community which is thriving, not to incite negativity. I have a personal connection to the neighborhood, as my family were the original owners of the Van Dyke Place restaurant at 649 Van Dyke Place. Nothing thrills me more than the idea of everyone working together to sustain a vibrant residential community and I understand that the current and prior neighborhood residents are the driving force behind that. It was never my intention to suggest that current residents were not important, or that they didn't have a role in everything positive happening.
Ohhhhh wait... They mean the first WHITE people, because you know... black people who have lived there for generations aren't really, you know... PEOPLE... per se...
The attitude and pretentiousness conveyed in this article...? Horrible.
Huh. I moved to WV almost 8 years ago and I would swear there were one or two people here when I moved in. There were other businesses here as well. In other words, while they are certainly welcome as new members of the neighborhood, they aren't as hipster original as they might think. Presh.
^ completely ridiculous. West Village was a long time Belgian enclave among others, and was/is a vibrant black community. Craft Work/DVS are great. This article is not.
I'm sure they were all just mind-blown by all of our Sag awesomeness to even be able to write anything at all! That or a whole bunch of people are slipping!
"Hugh Yaro and Matt Dalton, owners of Craft Work, were among the very first people to move to the neighborhood and they absolutely love it."
First people to move to the neighborhood? Seriously? What universe do you live in?
Eric sometimes brings his stuff over to Minneapolis to wow the guys. He really has stayed true to his love of garage band music all these years.
Where is Sagittarius???
Cal, you are a pleasure to read and i look forward to Wednesday's so i can see my horoscope and those of my children's! A big hello from North Vancouver BC
"Aquarius"-- don't get it.
Kaleido is an awesome band with a tremendous amount of talent and I just met them last summer but really love their music.
There are more successful baseball players in Detroit. You just chose to go back only five years. I feel just because you don't have that chance to go professional doesn't mean your not successful. I know alot successful inner city baseball players
Born and raised in Detroit, you just have to go back a bit further. These guys paved the way for Daniel and Mark.
FOR SPORTS IN GUYANA TO REALLY EXCEL THERE MUST BE PROPER FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT TO START WITH. WHATEVER THE SPORTS ARE GUYANESE ARE ALWAYS EAGER TO TRY IT AND BUY IT WHOLESALE SINCE WE ARE A MULTI-CULTURAL SOCIETY OF MANY DIFFERENT LIKES AND PREFERENCES. BASEBALL IS NEW SO ITS WITH MOST ANTICIPATIONS AND EXCITEMENT THAT THE KIDS WOULD GO FOR TO ACHIEVE. AS OF SUPPORT TO THIS NEW GAME AS WELL AS OTHERS HERE IN GUYANA I AM VERY FOND OF IT AND WOULD PROMISE MY CONTINUED SUPPORT IN WHAT EVER WAY I CAN ESPECIALLY WHEN IT CAN CHANGE A KIDS LIFE FOR THE BETTER.
Thanks for the love RD. I have to correct something in you paragraph about me. "CRY" was featured in the HBO TV show "THE SOPRANOS" and I did sing in the sound track of "OSMOSIS JONES" on a song produced by KID ROCK.
Tlusty Czwartek actually means Fat Thursday, not Tuesday.
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