Feb 18

The Wright Celebrates 50th Anniversary with “Oh, Freedom!” starring Patti Austin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nikia Washington      [email protected]      (313) 494-5866 The Wright Celebrates 50th Anniversary with “Oh, Freedom!” starring Patti Austin Concert program Black History Month with Grammy Award-winning singer, community choir DETROIT, MI – February 10, 2015: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Ford Motor Company present "Oh, Freedom! A Musical Journey Through African American History," Sunday, March 1 beginning at 7 pm at the Detroit Opera House. This special production featuring Grammy Award-winner Patti Austin, a choir...

By Elise Fields

1:55 PM

Tagged: Art Center

Feb 17

Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience Returns To Midtown In April

Signature Midtown Arts Event Expands to 10 Days over 3 Weeks and Adds Cultural Venues in Downtown and Eastern Market DETROIT, Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience (AXD) will take over Midtown Detroit this spring as the free, 10-day arts experience celebrates Detroit's arts scene for three weekends, beginning April 9 and continuing through April 26 (April 9-12, 16-19, and 25-26). The third edition of AXD will feature an exciting collection of dance, literary, musical and theatrical performances, film screenings, visual arts installations, workshops,...

By Elise Fields

11:21 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Feb 10

Carhartt to bring rugged brand to trendy Midtown

By Tom Walsh, Detroit Free Press Columnist7:06 a.m. EST January 28, 2015 Carhartt, the 126-year-old Michigan maker of rugged jeans, jackets and work apparel — yet now also finding new fans in hipsters who value authenticity — will open its first Detroit retail store in late May or early June. Dearborn-based Carhartt will announce plans today to lease a three-story building at 5800 Cass Ave. in Detroit's Midtown area, just south of the I-94 freeway, which will house the flagship retail store and an attached parking garage with 75 spaces. "We have long had a desire and need to open a store...

By Elise Fields

8:27 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Feb 03

Midtown's empty Professional Plaza finding new life

  (Photo: Romain Blanquart/Detroit Free Press)   By John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press   Recently slated for demolition, the iconic 12-story Professional Plaza tower in Midtown Detroit will find new life as a 75-unit residential apartment and retail building in a $20-million project headed by Detroit-based Roxbury Group. David DiRita, a principal in Roxbury, said the renovation, to be known as the Plaza, could be ready for residents to move in by late 2016. There will be about 2,000 square feet of retail on the first floor. Besides saving a prominent example of mid-century modern...

By Elise Fields

11:39 AM

Tagged: Medical Center

Jan 05

Hopcat Opens to Rave Reviews

The old Agave restaurant building has found new life as Hopcat Detroit, a 130-tap craft beer bar and music venue. The bar’s December 10th opening was a massive success with nearly 1,000 people lining up to check out Hopcat’s newest (and largest) location. Opening day also saw a world record-setting 120 tap takeover by Shorts Brewing Co. Hopcat’s new home is the result of a massive $3.3 million renovation and has a 700 person capacity. It includes an upstairs music venue and heated outdoor beer garden for year round use. It’s main floor can seat 215 and approximately half of the 130 beers...

By Trent Design

1:00 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Nov 17

Addison Eatery opens in Midtown

Stylishly casual Addison Eatery debuts on Woodward Sylvia Rector, Detroit Free Press Restaurant Critic   Outside the new Addison Eatery's front windows, Woodward Avenue is a sea of construction barrels. But inside the dining room, the atmosphere is polished, relaxed and welcoming, and the dishes coming out of the kitchen are so appealing, it's easy to forgive any traffic issues. Replacing the former Atlas Global Bistro, the Addison opened quietly Oct. 24 and is serving only breakfast and lunch for now. Dinner will be added after the restaurant's liquor license arrives in about six weeks...

By Elise Fields

6:52 AM

Tagged: Cass Park

Nov 14

WSU starts public part of $750M campaign

WSU starts public part of $750M campaign By Tom Henderson Wayne State University unveiled its latest fundraising campaign last week, a $750 million initiative called Pivotal Moments: Our Campaign for Wayne State University. The Detroit school plans to complete the campaign in 2018 to coincide with the school's 150th anniversary. WSU President M. Roy Wilson told Crain's last week that the goal is to lift the school into the top ranks of public urban research universities in the U.S. Visit www.crainsdetroit.com for the full article/

By Elise Fields

12:01 PM

Tagged: Wayne State

Nov 14

The Oakland's owner to open restaurant in Midtown

Read the Detroit Free Press article in its original format HERE   The Oakland's owner to open Detroit restaurant  By Sylvia Rector, Detroit Free Press Restaurant Critic Sandy Levine — owner of the Oakland Art Novelty Co. craft cocktail bar in Ferndale — plans to open a restaurant in the Park Shelton building in Midtown Detroit next year in the former home of Rodin, he said today. Levine signed the lease last month and is already applying for a liquor license for what he is tentatively calling Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails. "I wasn't actively looking, but somehow I found this place...

By Elise Fields

11:25 AM

Tagged: Art Center

Jul 29

DMC Unveils $111-Million Heart Hospital

Read the Detroit Free Press article in its original format HERE DMC Unveils $111-Million Heart Hospital JC Reindl forThe Detroit Free Press The Detroit Medical Center unveiled today the first newly constructed hospital in Detroit in nearly two decades — the $111-million DMC Heart Hospital. The six-story brick and glass building and adjoining parking garage are on the south end of DMC’s main Midtown campus, on the former site of a parking lot. It is the crown jewel of DMC’s cardiology department, which has grown from just three cardiology specialists to about 30 since the 2004 arrival of...

By Erin Piscopink

9:00 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Jul 14

Workshop Brings Abandoned Homes Back To Life

Read the CBS Detroit article in its original format or watch the video HERE Workshop Brings Abandoned Homes Back To Life through Stylish Furniture Edward Cardenas forCBS Detroit The founders of Workshop Detroit are giving new life to old homes throughout the city. Unlike many stores which feature furniture pieces made from freshly cut lumber, Workshop’s products are made from reclaimed wood from homes in Detroit – and the cities within its border – that were slated for demolition. James Willer and Kevin Borsay opened the small furniture store and workshop inside the Fisher Building in...

By Erin Piscopink

9:00 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

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