News from Detroit is not usually like Jim Schaefer’s few minutes with a suburbanite living in downtown Detroit.

Ruth Robbins of West Bloomfield has been living downtown since a fire in her condo last summer.  Schaefer of the Detroit Free Press saw Robbins walking her dog.  A curious sight in that part of the city.  So he talked with her about her decision to be in Detroit.

Robbins said that she is “really surprised about how vibrant it is, how many people, especially young people, are moving back down here.”  Hmm.  Much of Detroit’s news tells of the city’s decline and people moving out.  But in this little bit of news may be a sign of the full story of Detroit.

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