Sarah Hulett http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Some Fake Coral Might Mean A Sea Change at Detroit Aquarium http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/some-fake-coral-might-mean-sea-change-detroit-aquarium Detroit's Belle Isle Aquarium is getting a little help from its friends in Washington, D.C. The National Aquarium closed late last year after more than 100 years. Thousands of dollars' worth of equipment went to the Motor City, where its own century-old aquarium is beautiful and historic — but starved for resources. Budget shortfalls forced its closure in 2005. But a scrappy team of volunteers has worked to open it to the public on a limited basis, and they hope the fake coral, fiberglass tank props, and other equipment from D.C. will help it regain some of its luster. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:40:00 +0000 Sarah Hulett 33469 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A 'Tale Of Two Cities' As Detroit Looks To 2014 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tale-two-cities-detroit-looks-2014 The streets outside Avalon Bakery in Detroit's Midtown are a snowy, slushy, mostly unplowed mess, and all these customers want to do is pay for their loaf of Motown Multigrain or Poletown Rye.<p>But Detroiters are a gracious, if weary, bunch. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:03:00 +0000 Sarah Hulett 32356 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A 'Tale Of Two Cities' As Detroit Looks To 2014 Detroit Businesses See Opportunity In Bankruptcy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/detroit-businesses-see-opportunity-bankruptcy Few Detroiters think the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history is great news.<p>But plenty see it as an opportunity. Many Detroit business owners hope the bankruptcy will mean more stability and certainty, in a city that has had little of either in recent years.<p>Sandy Baruah, head of the Detroit Regional Chamber, says the bankruptcy filing did not come as a surprise to him, nor should it surprise anybody else.<p>"Detroit is not unique," Baruah says. "Great American cities like New York, Pittsburgh have all gone through some form of bankruptcy/receivership. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 08:57:00 +0000 Sarah Hulett 28410 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Detroit Businesses See Opportunity In Bankruptcy