Feb 03

Financing finalized for $65 million The Scott at Brush Park apartment development

By: Kirk Pinho, Crain's Detroit (Excerpt) "The financing package has been finalized for an under-construction multifamily development with 199 apartment units in Detroit that is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The $65 million The Scott at Brush Park project received a $37.75 million construction loan and a $4.91 million bridge loan from Fifth Third Bank, plus $4 million from Capital Impact Partners’ and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.’s Detroit Neighborhoods Fund LLC, $2 million from the Detroit Investment Fund and $2 million from Chase’s Invest Detroit Fund." Read More Here.

By Chris Hughes

11:51 AM

Tagged: Brush Park

Jan 31

Hotel, housing aim to debut with new Red Wings arena

By: Louis Aguilar, Detroit News (Excerpt) A new hotel and about 150 residential units are part of $196 million in planned development that aims to be up and running when the new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena debuts in September 2017, said Olympia Development of Michigan, the real estate arm of the billionaire Ilitch family.   Read More Here

By Chris Hughes

7:38 AM

Tagged: Cass Park

Jan 19

Detroit Shipyard Aims for July Opening in Detroit’s Midtown District

By: Adrienne Roberts, dbusiness Detroit Shipyard, a $1.4 million development that includes a mix of five restaurants, an outdoor stage, two bars, and gallery space built from huge shipping containers, is scheduled to open in Detroit’s Midtown district in July. Jonathan Hartzell, co-CEO and developer of Detroit Shipyard, says the development will be located at 474 Peterboro (near Cass), and next to the store, 8 Degrees Plato. He says he originally planned on opening Detroit Shipyard in Corktown, but after plans to buy land on Michigan Avenue failed, he looked to other neighborhoods in the...

By Chris Hughes

4:33 PM

Tagged: Cass Park

Jan 23

Restaurateur Zack Sklar to bring fried chicken chain to Midtown

By: Sherri Welch, Crain's Detroit The owners of some of the trendiest restaurants in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills are going from eclectic dishes to plastic foam plates with the opening of a 60-year-old Memphis classic,Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken, in Detroit's Midtown this summer. Led by local chef Zack Sklar, a member of the 2015 Crain's 20 in their 20s class, Peas & Carrots Hospitality is noted for some of the region's most popular restaurants — Social Kitchen & Barin Birmingham and Beau's Grillery and Mex in Bloomfield Hills. As part of $5 million in investments, Sklar...

By Chris Hughes

8:00 AM

Tagged: North Cass

Jan 21

Express bus service for Woodward, Gratiot

By: Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press Expanded bus service on Woodward and Gratiot would function as an express service between Detroit and its northern suburbs. The proposal, unveiled Thursday as a draft at a meeting of the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan, would include 13 stops — rather than an estimated 100 in some cases — on each corridor and allow riders to travel between Detroit's Bricktown neighborhood, near a People Mover station, and the Somerset Collection in Troy, and between Bricktown and the North River Park and Ride lot in the Mt. Clemens area. Leaders...

By Chris Hughes

8:06 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Jan 26

How Midtown became Detroit's safest neighborhood

By: DENNIS ARCHAMBAULT | TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016 Some say that Midtown is a city within a city. As far as public safety is concerned, there is some truth to that statement. The Midtown district is one of the safest places in Detroit. According to Wayne State University, major crimes in Midtown have decreased by 52 percent since 2008, significantly outpacing the 18 percent decline citywide over the same period. According to BestColleges.com, Wayne State, one of Midtown's primary anchor institutions, is one of the 50 safest large university campuses in the U.S. For years, blue lights...

By Chris Hughes

9:28 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Nov 27

Third Man opened Friday with long lines, loud bands

By Melody Baetens, The Detroit News Fans of Jack White, Third Man Records and the vinyl record industry in general showed their allegiance Friday by braving the sideways rain and chilly temperatures for the chance to spend money at the new Third Man Records Cass Corridor store. A slow-moving line of hundreds still wrapped around the building Friday afternoon, hours after the doors opened. Only 300 music-lovers were let in at one time to the store at 441 Canfield, next to Shinola’s flagship store. Security staff was present, but not overbearing; customers appeared more than willing to...

By Chris Hughes

11:03 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Nov 06

Popular Pho Lucky Restaurant to Open in Midtown

DETROIT — November 5, 2015.   Phở Lucky has announced that they will be joining the Midtown community by opening its newest restaurant on Monday, November 9, 2015.  Located at 3111 Woodward Avenue at the corner of Charlotte, the restaurant will serve Vietnamese cuisine featuring its highly rated Phở, a delicious Vietnamese noodle soup that is very popular among diners at their Redford, Novi, and Southfield locations.  Midtown’s Phở Lucky will open its doors to the public at 11:00 AM Monday morning.  The restaurant’s hours are similar to their other locations, which are Monday, Wednesday...

By Chris Hughes

12:14 PM

Tagged: Cass Park

Nov 02

Will Leather Goods to open largest store in Midtown

By Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press 9:27 p.m. EST November 2, 2015 'We've brought Oregon to Detroit' William Adler, the founder of Will Leather Goods, plans to open his 8th — and largest — shop in Midtown on Wednesday, fusing his family's Detroit roots in retail with his passion for his new home out West. "This is our department store of artistic creativity," he said Monday, giving a preview of the 8,000-square-foot shop. "We've brought Oregon to Detroit." Based in Eugene, Ore. — where Adler lives now — the family-owned business sells leather bags, belts and accessories for men, women...

By Chris Hughes

9:27 AM

Tagged: North Cass

Nov 02

The Plaza Project in Midtown Receives $3.5M from State

State awards Detroit developer $3.5 million for $21.1 million The Plaza project in Midtown   By LINDSAY VANHULLE       Photo by Quinn Evans Architects Inc.Planned renovations to the exterior of the Professional Plaza building at 3800 Woodward Ave. include a new glass façade, restoration of the masonry and improvement of the grounds. A $68 million building to the south is under construction for Wayne State University Physician's Group. LANSING — A developer won state financing in its bid to turn a former medical office tower in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood into a $21 million mixed-use...

By Elise Fields

8:30 AM

Tagged: Medical Center

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