It was chronicled in Eminen’s debut movie and is often referred to in the top-rated television program Hardcore Pawn which is filmed at American Jewelry and Loan located just off 8 Mile Road. But as Les often tells people in his pawn shop there is more to Detroit than what is seen on television news.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder have been leading a political challenge to the incorrect vision that the entire city is burnt out and decaying. Now they are getting help from the book "Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider's Guide to Detroit," by Andy, Emily, and Rob Linn. It takes a comprehensive look at more than 1,000 Motor City attractions and businesses. They cover the big attractions such as Belle Isle and the museums of the cultural center but continue to littler known attractions such as neighborhood bars, farmer’s markets, and others.
Detroit politics in books