Sep 07

Rock City Eatery aims to grow up in Midtown

By: Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press (Excerpt) Like an angsty teenager’s bedroom, the first sign of rebellion at Rock City Eatery is on the walls. Or, rather, it’s the walls themselves. One might expect the distressed brick, exposed ductwork and lighting fixtures that epitomize restaurant interiors aiming for a certain postindustrial aesthetic. But plywood? That’s, well… different. “It’s one of the cheaper materials you can get,” explains Rock City Eatery chef-owner Nikita Sanches about the plywood that lined the walls of his popular Hamtramck restaurant, which served its final meal...

By Chris Hughes

2:35 PM

Tagged: Medical Center, North Cass

Sep 07

Rainbow to build child care center in Midtown

By: Sherri Welch, Crain's Detroit (Excerpt) Rainbow Child Care Center plans to construct a new site in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood to meet rising demand from families living and working in the area. The Troy-based company acquired just less than an acre of land at the corner of Mack Avenue and Brush Street and has spent the past six to eight months getting the needed approvals, said CEO Pat Fenton. It plans to break ground on the two-story, 12,000-square-foot child care center within 30-40 days and complete it in time for a spring opening. Read more about the new Rainbow Child Care...

By Chris Hughes

3:08 PM

Tagged: Brush Park, Medical Center

Aug 10

Grey Ghost draws crowds while finding its place

By Molly Abraham, The Detroit News (Excerpt) When people are really determined to get to a particular destination — say a hot new restaurant — they don’t let obstacles like detours for road closures and lack of parking space get in their way. That’s being proven nightly at Grey Ghost, the restaurant in the Midtown space that once housed Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe and now is home to twin brothers John and David Vermiglio, Joe Giacomino and Will Lee’s take on a contemporary Midwestern steakhouse. It has been packed on most nights since it opened July 28, serving dinner seven nights a week. The...

By Chris Hughes

3:24 PM

Tagged: Brush Park

Jul 29

Blossoms set to open Detroit flower shop on Thursday

By Adrienne Roberts, Crain's Detroit Business (Excerpt) The Birmingham-based flower shop Blossoms will expand with the opening Thursday of a storefront in Detroit's Midtown district. The storefront will also feature an art space with works from students and young artists, called Blossoming Artists. Owners Norman Silk and Dale Morgan renovated the building at 4152 Third St. to look like a "vintage garden with flowers and plants openly displayed throughout the store," Silk said in a news release. The store will also feature antique fixtures and repurposed items that will be used to display...

By Chris Hughes

5:30 AM

Tagged: North Cass

Jul 26

Grey Ghost Detroit opens in Brush Park

By Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press (Excerpt) "Thirteen years have passed since John Vermiglio left Clinton Township for culinary school in Rhode Island, dreaming of returning home one day to open a restaurant of his own. That dream will finally become a reality Thursday when the hotly anticipated Grey Ghost Detroit swings open in the city's Brush Park neighborhood, 10 months after the project was first publicly announced. The last piece before opening — a business license from the city — was secured Monday afternoon." Read more about Grey Ghost Detroit here.

By Chris Hughes

3:37 PM

Tagged: Brush Park

Jul 19

Coffee shop to open near new Red Wing's Arena

By: Ian Thibodeau, The Detroit News Excerpt: "Redevelopment continues to bubble around the future Little Caesars Arena in the Cass Corridor. New Order Coffee Roasters — a new company — announced plans Tuesday to open a 2,000-square-foot coffee shop on the main floor of the Crystal Loft Building, about three blocks north of the $627.5 million arena site. And the Mike Ilitch School of Business slated to open in 2018 just a block south of the shop will put students within crawling distance of the coffee shop." Read more about New Order Coffee Roasters HERE.

By Chris Hughes

5:28 PM

Tagged: Cass Park

Jul 19

Construction to start on WSU's Ilitch business school

By: Louis Aguilar, The Detroit News Excerpt "Construction begins this week on the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, a state-of-the-art facility that will be next to the future Little Caesars Arena. The possibility of building student housing near the new business school is still being explored." Read more about the ground breaking HERE.

By Chris Hughes

5:56 PM

Tagged: Cass Park

Jul 18

Housing moves offsite from Brewster Wheeler revamp

By: Ian Thibodeau, The Detroit News Excerpt "One part of the $50 million plan to redevelop the Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center in Brush Park is proceeding without the other. Detroit City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to sell the the recreation center property so developers can convert Joe Louis’ old boxing gym into a restaurant and community center." Read more about the Brewster Wheeler project HERE.

By Chris Hughes

8:57 PM

Tagged: Cass Park

May 23

$250M project calls for 1,000 Detroit apartments

By Michael Martinez, The Detroit News (Excerpt) The first mixed-use development in a $250 million project that promises to bring 1,000 new apartments along Detroit’s QLine rail system will break ground this fall at Third and West Grand. Called Third and Grand, the $52 million residential complex will add 231 apartments and 20,000 square feet of retail space to Detroit’s New Center. It’s part of a larger project by developer Peter Cummings and others called The Platform, which will ultimately feature five different sites located within blocks of the upcoming rail system. In addition, The...

By Chris Hughes

7:19 PM

Tagged: New Center

May 03

Home of Detroit's streetcar line unveiled

By: Leonard N. Fleming, The Detroit News (Excerpt) The home of the future QLine rail line was unveiled Tuesday, marking another major step toward next spring’s opening of the long-planned streetcar system up Woodward from downtown to Midtown. The Penske Tech Center, named after billionaire and M-1 Rail board chairman Roger Penske for his involvement in the public-private $137 million project, will house the administrative staff and also serve as the operations and maintenance center for the streetcars. Read more about the Penske Tech Center HERE.

By Chris Hughes

3:41 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods, New Center

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