Matthew Piper

Matthew Piper works at the Green Garage, helping to grow, connect, and support the business-in-residence community there. He's also a freelance writer and editor. On the El Moore project, he's serving as a creative editor and occasional author.

A closer look at Cass Corridor artist Robert Sestok

This month, Essay’d, a writing project I’m part of that publishes short, illustrated essays about contemporary Detroit artists, takes a look at the work of Robert Sestok, the longtime Cass Corridor artist whose one-year-old sculpture park is located just a stone’s throw from the El Moore. The author of the essay is Dennis Nawrocki, a seasoned professor of art history …

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“El Moore Lodge creates north Michigan escape five stories up in Detroit”

We’re delighted to share a new article about the El Moore Lodge published this week in MLive! “It’s big-city living and a small town escape inside the Moonbeam Cabin, one of the four cabin rooms at the El Moore Lodge in Detroit’s Cass Corridor neighborhood,” begins Ian Thibodeau’s article, a thorough and thoughtful treatment of our …

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“In Detroit, Cheap Eats, D.I.Y. Art and the Charm of Locals”

Last week, the travel section of the New York Times ran this “two days in Detroit” feature that includes mention of the El Moore (among other neighborhood things we love, like the Dally in the Alley and Robert Sestok’s new sculpture park). The Grey Lady concisely describes us as a “gorgeous 1898 building recently reopened as sustainable, community-oriented apartment building …

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Robert Sestok’s City Sculpture park opens this weekend

Big news out of the Cass Corridor this week: noted artist and longtime resident Robert Sestok is opening City Sculpture, his new sculpture park, on Friday night — and it’s located just a stone’s throw from the El Moore. Bob knows a thing or two about the Cass Corridor (as Keith Owens discovered when he profiled him in this …

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