Apr 03

DIA Plaza | Midtown Cultural Connections Project | RFQ

Detroit Institute of Arts in Partnership with Midtown Detroit Inc.announce design competition for DIA Plaza and Midtown Cultural Connections project   April 3, 2018 (Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and Midtown Detroit Inc. (MDI) announced today it is sending a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to landscape architecture and urban design teams for a “DIA Plaza and Midtown Cultural Connections” design competition. The design competition centers around enhancing and enlivening the DIA’s exterior campus and seeks an outstanding integrated design team for developing an urban and...

By Annmarie Borucki

12:59 PM

Tagged: Art Center

Feb 06


SMART Unveils FAST   What is FAST? Frequent. Affordable. Safe. Transit. FAST is a new service powered by SMART, which offers limited stops and connects the suburbs to downtown quickly and easily.  The new high-frequency service travels along three of Detroit’s busiest corridors, Gratiot, Woodward, and Michigan, and only stops at designated FAST stops.  Unlike the traditional SMART routes, where there are stops on nearly every block, FAST only stops about every mile. This allows us to streamline the service and provide better access to destinations and transfer points. FAST buses come...

By Elise Fields

11:02 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Dec 09

Selden Standard team to open upscale Mediterranean Restaurant in New Center

By: Mary Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press (Excerpt) "The team behind one of Detroit's most celebrated restaurants is working on opening an upscale Mediterranean-focused concept in the burgeoning New Center neighborhood. Selden Standard partners Andy Hollyday and Evan Hansen said they closed on the former Payless ShoeSource building at Woodward just south of Grand Boulevard about a month ago and are in the early stages of turning it into what will likely become one of the city's next hot dining destinations."   Read more about the new restauarant concept HERE.

By Chris Hughes

6:00 AM

Tagged: New Center

Nov 20

World-class cycling velodrome nears opening in Detroit

By JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press (Excerpt)   Only two U.S. cities have a specially designed sports venue for indoor bicycle-racing. Next month, Detroit becomes the third. The Lexus Velodrome is scheduled to debut Dec. 9 with a preview race around the track, which is called a velodrome. Regular public use of the venue will begin in mid January, including free fitness and training programs for youths. Organizers' goals include forming the nation's largest minority cycling team and developing Olympic-caliber cyclists. Situated at 601 Mack Ave. in Midtown, in the city's Tolan Playfield park...

By Chris Hughes

6:00 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Nov 16

Pistons’ new practice facility to include Plum Market

Rod Beard, The Detroit News (Excerpt)  The Pistons are starting to make good on their goal to make their new practice facility an integral part of the community with retail options. The team announced Wednesday a partnership with Plum Market to open a grocery store and café available to the public in Detroit’s New Center area inside the team’s new headquarters and practice facility, which is under construction and schedule to be completed in summer 2019. It’s a commitment to Michigan-based businesses: Plum Market, which has six full-service grocery stores and 10 food service operations...

By Chris Hughes

11:29 AM

Tagged: New Center, Tech Town

Nov 13

Lexus nabs naming rights for Detroit's first velodrome

Ian Thibodeau, The Detroit News (Excerpt) Downtown Detroit’s newest sports stadium will give Lexus a sought-after advertising presence in a city increasingly drawing worldwide attention. The global luxury brand of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. landed the naming rights for a $4 million velodrome set to open in January in Midtown. The Lexus Velodrome will house a 166-meter indoor cycling arena, lanes for walking, running and skating, and an infield for exercise classes and other events. It will be the second indoor velodrome in the U.S., and the first in Detroit. It’s Detroit’s fourth major...

By Chris Hughes

1:34 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Oct 24

Pistons hold groundbreaking for medicine complex

By: Candice Williams, The Detroit News (Excerpt) Detroit — Officials hope a new state-of-the-art training, rehabilitation and sports medicine complex in the New Center area will spark additional development in the surrounding area. The Henry Ford-Detroit Pistons Performance Center, scheduled to open in summer 2019, will house a training facility and the NBA franchise’s corporate headquarters. Officials say the project is the result of an effort among the Detroit Pistons, Henry Ford Health System and government officials, all who gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday.   Read...

By Chris Hughes

12:13 PM

Tagged: New Center, Tech Town

Oct 19

Capital Impact Partners and JPMorgan Chase Launch New Program to Increase the Number of Minority Developers in Detroit

JP Morgan Chase & Co. (Excerpt) Innovative, two-year pilot program provides critical capital and training for next generation of developers October 19, 2017 (Detroit) – Today, Capital Impact Partners—with support from JPMorgan Chase & Co.—announced a new $5 million program committed to help more minority real estate developers participate in Detroit’s continued economic recovery by providing them with critical training opportunities and access to capital. The program will help 15-20 new minority developers help their businesses grow. As part of the firm’s $150 million investment...

By Chris Hughes

12:01 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Oct 13

Urbanum home decor store to open in Detroit's New Center in spring

By Tyler Clifford - Crain's Business Detroit (Excerpt) A retired Detroit teacher is learning a new lesson: How to be a solo shopkeeper. Brigid Beaubien, who co-owns the 8 Degrees Plato Beer Co. beer stores with her husband, plans to open Urbānum, a home décor essentials store, in Detroit's New Center area in the spring. The space at 6545 Woodward Ave. was previously home to Hi-Fashion Ladies Wear. Beaubien said it's been a long time since the city has seen a store that will combine the products that her store will offer. "I'm combining an industry with the warmth and comfort of found...

By Chris Hughes

7:39 AM

Tagged: New Center

Oct 10

Ex-Bacco chef opening SheWolf pasta restaurant in Midtown

By: Mary Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press (Excerpt) When former Bacco Chef Anthony Lombardo opens SheWolf Pastificio & Bar on the ground floor of the Selden building in Midtown early next year, Detroit will become home to one of only a few restaurants in the country that mill their own flour for house-made pasta. "When most flour is milled in an industrial aspect where it's shipped across the country or even from Italy you have to add preservatives," Lombardo, 35, said. "When grains are milled fresh, they have these delicious nutrients and oils in them that go rancid if you leave...

By Chris Hughes

1:44 PM

Tagged: North Cass