7.7 out of 10

Monroe St, Downtown

Ranked 3rd best street in Downtown
42.3345972616149 -83.0432907580212
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5/5
2yrs+

"Awesome street to be on!"

Monroe Street to me is an excellent place to go to for anyone who wants to experience a rather good time in downtown Detroit. At the start of Monroe Street is Compuware's headquarters, which includes several rather decent small stores, the Detroit Hard Rock Cafe, and Borders Books which is expensive but nice. Monroe Street itself ends up in Greektown, one of the best parts of Detroit. As far as living is concerned, there are the Greektown lofts but they're expensive from what few ads I saw while visiting this area. For restaurants in this area, I can recommend Plaka's (fast service and it's convenient), Pizza Papalis, and for those with a higher budget, the Pegasus Taverna (inside Greektown Casino), Mosaic (across the street) and for fans of cajun food, there's Fishbone's Rhythm Cafe. For outer appearances, Monroe Street itself is well kept. It's also, by far, the safest street in all of Detroit seeing as how Detroit Police Department's headquarters are close by.
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4/5
2yrs+

"Corporate to Casino"

Monroe Street begins at the Compuware Corporate Headquarters, and ends up in the lively Greektown neighborhood of Detroit. Monroe is the main street in the heart of Greektown, which is quite possibly the best, and most safe area in Downtown Detroit.

There are a few residential lofts, the main one being the Greektown Lofts, located on the street which were made out of the renovation of old factories, and warehouses. The street itself is always full of hustle and bustle. There's many places to go eat, from fast and convenient Plaka's, and Pizza Papalis, to more fine dining at the Pegasus Taverna, and Mosaic also located on the street.

The main attraction of the street is the Greektown Casino, which has undergone massive renovations, and is set to become even better with the opening of its brand new hotel in January 2009. The Casino has more of an intimate, and relaxed atmosphere and smaller gaming areas in comparison to the MGM Grand Casino, and Motor City Casino.

There's a variety of restaurants located inside the casino, including Fishbone's Rhythm Cafe, which offers Cajun inspired food, sushi, and seafood. Just around the corner is Loco's Bar & Grill, which is a combination of nightclub, and Mexican restaurant.
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