The DIY alternative state fair/punk carnival near the now (temporarily?) defunct State Fairgrounds in Detroit is facing a regulatory challenge from the city. Parts of the challenge and the official attention paid to a creative outpost reminds me of the intermittent municipal clean-ups that the Heidelberg Project has endured.
Of particular note is the recent New York Times article on Theater Bizarre that raises the question of a nascent creative class having trouble establishing itself in the city. Your thoughts? Is Detroit hospitable to creative projects that step outside the lines of safety? Should a city be?
For more on Theater Bizarre's recent run-ins