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Nifty little article in The New York Times this weekend about Detroit. It is by Toby Barlow and talks about the recent opening of French-inspired hot spot Le Petit Zinc in the city.

Best parts:

I was recently sitting at the bar of Le Petit Zinc talking to the owner, Charles Sorel, when he said something I found shocking: “I can't imagine opening a business anywhere but Detroit.”

and

Which leads to another entrepreneurial advantage Detroit possesses: instantaneous and automatic publicity. “Open a business anywhere else, and no one will notice,” Charles said. “Open it in Detroit and everyone talks about it.”

Read the whole thing here.

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