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Why Hazel Park is the next Hazel Park

While Hazel Park is known for its working-class background, rising home prices have some wondering if the city's ‘true-grit' attitude will persevere. Kate Roff finds out how the city is forging a future for itself that’s very different from its neighbors.

James Rigato

Looking back at the top stories of 2015

The end of the year is always a time for reflection. We here at Prosper love to share stories of positive developments happening throughout Oakland County, as well as stories of the people making a difference in our community. As we say goodbye to 2015, we look back on our top-read stories of the year – the stories about people working in different ways to make Oakland County such a wonderful place to call home.

Portrait of an American Family

Cellarmen's: Beards, Bees, and Booze in Hazel Park

The Hazel Park buzz (get it???) is real, and for further proof check out Cellarmen's, a new meadery, cidery, and brewery brought to us by four majestically bearded B. Nektar alumni. 

Stanisz, Rigato, and Van Til

The Forthcoming Mabel Gray Signals a New Cool for Hazel Park and Michigan's Top Chef

Hazel Park is "under construction," says Chef James Rigato. And, thanks in no small part to his forthcoming second restaurant Mabel Gray, it stands to be the next cool metro Detroit neighborhood to open an independent business. 

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The future of Hazel Park: How a resilient, blue-collar city is reinventing itself

Hazel Park is building on its strong bones toward reinvention as an affordable hub for millennials. Located in the southeastern corner of Oakland County, the town is a study in the history and evolution of the urban fabric of metropolitan Detroit.
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