2030 Park Ave Detroit, MI 48226
In the third episode of “Under The Radar - Michigan”, host Tom Daldin asks viewers to revisit the city of Detroit, a city that is coming back to life with its new businesses, restaurants, and entertainment centers. New strips popping up across the city help this historic city thrive once again, and Detroit’s historic entertainment district offers something for everyone, especially if you love jazz. Cliff Bells, a restored jazz club from the 1930s, offers great food, classic cocktails, and amazing musicians to transport you back to when jazz was king and elegance was everything.
“Under the Radar – Michigan” then travels to our state’s capitol in Lansing. This city isn’t only for housing our government however. Along with the historic museums, libraries, and courts, Lansing has a brand new city market and Old Town, filled with young business and old (like the 3 quarters of a century old Peanut Shop, which boasts every kind of nut imaginable), combining history with the present to create the future. One of the most famous places to visit in Lansing however, is Elderly Instruments, housing one of the largest collections of stringed instruments in the world. This internationally renowned music store specializes in new, used, vintage, and rare instruments and is used by many famous musicians from all over the world. If you play a stringed instrument, or are just interested in music at all, Elderly Instruments is the place to go!
Tom’s last stop takes him to the rolling countryside of Battle Creek. This home of the Kellog company displays history in it’s 100 year old buildings while also combining beautiful river walks and city living. The biggest attraction in Battle Creek however, is the Binder Park Zoo. Rated one of the best zoos in America, The Binder Park Zoo’s Zuri National Park offers a chance to travel to Africa right from Michigan! Take a tram to an authentic African village and hike through forests and plains filled with African wildlife. Don’t forget to stop to feed the giraffes!