Jul 19

$50,000 Give-Away for Retail Business Start-Ups

Do you have an idea for the next great retail spot in Detroit?  Have you always dreamed of owning your own storefront business, but never taken the plunge?  Hatch Detroit is a non-profit organization giving away $50,000 in cash and a suite of free services to the winner of its inaugural contest.  We will be accepting submissions of retail business plans from July 1 to September 1.  To learn more, including the guidelines for submitting a plan, go to www.hatchdetroit.com.

By Trent Design

3:47 PM

Tagged: Cass Park

Jul 28

Welcome to Midtown Whole Foods Market

We are happy to welcome Whole Foods Market to the Midtown district! The world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, announced today its first location in downtown Detroit. The 20,000 square foot Midtown location, slated to open in 2013, will be located on the northwest corner of Mack Avenue and John R St. The store will offer residents a variety of competitively priced, fresh, fruits and vegetables, specialty items, high-quality meats and seafood and everyday pantry staples. Reflecting the company’s mission of supporting organic agriculture, local communities and the...

By Trent Design

11:59 AM

Tagged: Cass Park

Sep 16

Midtown Detroit Inc. wins ArtPlace Grant

Midtown Detroit Inc., Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and TechTown win $1.33 million in ArtPlace grants Private foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts and federal partners join forces to place arts and culture at the center of economic revitalization efforts in Detroit and other U.S. cities and towns. Three arts and culture organizations located in Detroit’s Woodward Avenue corridor will receive $1.33 million to expand their programs as part of an arts-based economic development initiative being launched in two dozen cities and towns across the nation. ArtPlace (http://www....

By Trent Design

3:21 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Sep 21

"Our Town" NEA Grant Award

Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) received an Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), one of only 51 grants awarded nationwide.  MDI will receive $100,000 to support the development of an integrated public art plan for the Sugar Hill Arts District, a two city-block radius in Midtown Detroit. The purpose of this plan is to develop a vision that provides a platform to present art in the public realm by understanding the community’s voice but also art itself historically and currently; privileging artistic creation over private interests. The plan would be committed to...

By Trent Design

3:19 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Sep 21

Detroit Design Festival

Detroit Design Festival (DDF) is a crowd-sourced design festival developed to showcase the talents and abilities Detroit’s creative community. Over the eight days and nights of DDF—September 21 through September 28—a variety of Design Happenings will take place across at venues across the city of Detroit.  The types of  happenings will include studio tours, panels and roundtable discussions, fashion shows, and art battles to name a few. Detroit Creative Corridor Center established the Detroit Design Festival to connect creative practitioners with one another, expose them to new markets...

By Trent Design

(All day)

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Sep 21

Detroit Restaurant Week - Fall

Detroit Restaurant Week returns for its fifth installment Friday, September 23 through Sunday, October 2. Once again, delicious three-course dinners will be available for just $28 per person at select fine dining establishments in Detroit. It is easy to participate in Detroit Restaurant Week. There are no tickets to buy or coupons to cut. You just go into any one of the participating restaurants for dinner between September 23 and October 2 and order from their DRW menu. Once you've enjoyed all three-courses you'll be brought a bill that reflects the discount price, but don't forget that...

By Trent Design

(All day)

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Oct 11

Help Support the Detroit Eastern Market!

Help Support the Detroit Eastern Market by shopping at any Michigan Whole Foods Market Thursday, October 20th.  5% of all purchases benefit the Detroit Eastern Market. Store Locations: Rochester Hills248.371.1400 Troy248.649.9600 West Bloomfield248.538.4600 Ann Arbor - Saline Rd734.997.7500 Ann Arbor734.975.4500 Contact Information: wholefoodsmarket.com888-SHOP-WFM

By Trent Design

(All day)

Tagged: Adjacent Areas

Oct 18

The Auburn Development

Nearly an entire block of Cass Avenue at Canfield will be renovated into a mixed-use green-friendly development offering apartments and retail spaces.  The $12 million Auburn development, which broke ground last week, is being developed by the Roxbury Group and partners Invest Detroit and Midtown Detroit Inc. Fifty eight environmental efficient one-bedroom and studio apartments, beginning at $675, are scheduled to be available by fall 2012. Eleven first floor spaces will be “tenant-ready,” and reserved for independent retail only.  A grant, provided by the Ford Foundation will offer...

By Trent Design

(All day)

Tagged: North Cass, Wayne State

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