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Shop Small Shop Local; Rail and Anchor Royal Oak

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December 23, 2013
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Shop Local, Whether you’re planning to splurge on gifts for friends and family, or just use holiday entertaining as an excuse to redecorate, there’s no better time to go shopping for home goods. Luckily, there are plenty of options. There might be no better place for gift shopping than Royal Oak, where the concentration of...
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The 2 Women 4 Wheels Holiday Gift Guide!

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December 10, 2013
The 2 Women 4 Wheels Holiday Gift Guide!

We had a great time shopping with some new bus riders at our Holidaze shopping event on Saturday! Staring at 13 & Woodward, we headed to downtown Royal Oak to visit the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market where one of our bus riders was inspired to make her own granola as a gift for friends....
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Who Loves Pizza!100-calorie slices of thin crust, mouth-watering, crispy pizza

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December 3, 2013
Who Loves Pizza!100-calorie slices of thin crust, mouth-watering, crispy pizza

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, a fast-casual, build-your-own artisan pizza chain, is opening several locations in Metro Detroit, beginning with Royal Oak on Oct. 22. Franchisee Blaze Midwest Inc. is opening in downtown Royal Oak at 112 S. Main St. The location will have 80 interior seats and additional patio seating facing Main Street. The 3,900-square-foot...
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Join us for Holidaze on the BUS!

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November 24, 2013
Join us for Holidaze on the BUS!

So, it really took us a few days to recover from our kick-off party. It was a fantastic event full of good food, good beer/wine and of course – some amazing transit & 2 Women 4 Wheels fans! Check out the photos on Facebook! We had a few fun activities that included asking folks what...
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Arts Beats & Eats: Sunday’s Beats

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August 25, 2013
Arts Beats & Eats: Sunday’s Beats

Friday August 30th marks the return of Royal Oak’s premier event, Arts Beats & Eats 2013. We’ll be breaking down all aspects of the festival as we lead up to the big date. Today, here is the music schedule for Sunday. Print it out and share it with your friends! Michigan Lottery Stage National...
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BRU Fest Michigan Comes to Royal Oak!

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June 8, 2013
BRU Fest Michigan Comes to Royal Oak!

“Beer Fest” seems to be all the rage these days, right, so what makes Bru Fest Michigan different? Culinary partners: Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern, Buffalo Wild Wings and Treat Dreams Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern: The Fiery Bleu Buffalo Burger: Turkey burger with shredded lettuce, vine ripe tomato, bleu cheese crumbles, topped with Buffalo...
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Let’s Change Downtown Royal Oak to an Urban Utopia

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May 17, 2013
Let’s Change Downtown Royal Oak to an Urban Utopia

We have clamored a lot here at The Urbane Life about how the City operates downtown, specifically the parking meters. What if we Reinvented Downtown Royal Oak. NO Parking Downtown, Force people to use the Parking Structures. Create Biking Lanes, Pedestrian Walking, Increase Outdoor Cafes, Create Street Art and make Downtown Royal Oak an Urban Environment on par with Austin TX. Good...
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Indie Movie Round-Up: May

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May 4, 2013
Indie Movie Round-Up: May

Most every town has a giant movie multiplex but there’s only one Main Art. Independent movie lovers from all over the region felt their pulse quicken a little when they saw the construction begin on the Emagine entertainment complex–directly behind one of Metro Detroit’s longest tenured and most popular art house movie theaters, no...
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Wine Stroll 2013 Royal Oak

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April 26, 2013
Wine Stroll 2013 Royal Oak

Calling all Wine Lovers! Wine improves with age and organizers of Royal Oak’s Wine Stroll are trying to do the same with ninth annual event set for May 18. Because Wine Stroll has sold out the last five years, the tickets available has been increased from 1,500 to 1,700 and a couple venues have...
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Royal Oak widening lanes, sidewalks on 11 Mile

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April 23, 2013
Royal Oak widening lanes, sidewalks on 11 Mile

The city of Royal Oak will make nearly $2 million of “improvements” to 11 Mile Road between Troy Street and Campbell Road during a six-month long project expected to start in early May. The center of the road will be moved in places to allow for 11-foot-wide traffic lanes and nine-foot-wide sidewalks along the...
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15 Ways to Honor Earth Day in Royal Oak

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April 22, 2013
15 Ways to Honor Earth Day in Royal Oak

Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday. More than one billion people in 192 countries will observe the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, according to the Earth Day Network. In honor of Earth Day, here is are 5 of the 15 things you and your family can do that will help you help the...
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Enjoy LIVE Theater in Royal Oak

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April 22, 2013
Enjoy LIVE Theater in Royal Oak

Baldwin Theater in Royal Oak  “Arsenic and Old Lace” is a play about what it says in the title – two sisters of a mature age who use arsenic to murder elderly men, as they like to call it, “charity.” And, yes, they do wear lace in the show. In the Stagecrafters production, directed by...
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