Take 5 | Deveri and Jason

Modified: September 21, 2018 | Story by Wensdy Von Buskirk | Photos by Marvin Shaouni

Deveri and Jason, Owners of Brooklyn Street Local

 

WHEN YOU SPEND A DAY IN METRO DETROIT WITH OUT-OF-TOWNERS, WHERE DO YOU TAKE THEM AND WHY?

“Everyone is familiar with Motown songs and artists, but so many people don’t know where it started. Motown Museum is a great place for people to connect something they know with the city and learn about its history. And you get to sing and dance.

John King Books is a wonderland for anyone who likes to read. It is five floors packed with books, and the staff is almost unbelievably knowledgeable. We don’t know how they remember where everything is. It is a place to discover things you didn’t know you wanted.

We always take people to PJ’s Lager House. They are our friends and neighbors, and they’ve got great music, great food, great staff and cheap beer — what more could you want?

One of our favorite ways to spend an afternoon is walking the Dequindre Cut — The Cut — to Eastern Market, stopping for lunch and a beer there before heading back to the riverfront. An outdoor path, The Cut showcases many of Detroit’s street artists and is a meeting of the urban and the natural — one of the things we love and think is unique to Detroit.”

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues





  1. 1
    Brooklyn Street Local
    1266 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-262-6547
  2. 2
    Motown Museum
    2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
    313-875-2264
  3. 3
    John K. King Used & Rare Books
    901 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-961-0622
  4. 4
    PJ's Lager House
    1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-961-4668
  5. 5
    Dequindre Cut
    Dequindre Cut Greenway, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
    313-566-8200