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

Oct 28

Lawrence Tech's Detroit center to open

By John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press5:01 p.m. EDT October 28, 2015 Lawrence Technological University officials plan to open their new Midtown Detroit center on Friday, paving the way for the Southfield-based school to introduce a broad range of students and programs to the city. The ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. Friday will dedicate LTU's Detroit Center for Design and Technology, where close to 100 LTU students will take classes starting in January. The executive director of the Midtown center is Amy Deines, who is interim dean of LTU’s College of Architecture and Design. “We feel there is...

By Chris Hughes

5:01 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Oct 26

ArtLoft Opens in Midtown

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Rachael Adadevoh-Woods [email protected] 4160 Cass Ave, Suite C Detroit, MI 48201 ArtLoftonline.com   This Small Shop in the Big City Will Change the Way You Think about Detroit An Infusion of Functional Art. First Class Fashion. And Friendly Service. Detroit October 23, 2015 - The ArtLoft is for style setters. Trend spotters. Gift getters. An urban oasis with wall-to-wall, top-to-bottom internationally acclaimed home accessories, art objects, jewelry and fashions, all personally curated by Rachael Adadevoh-Woods. At a glance, shoppers will...

By Elise Fields

8:56 AM

Tagged: North Cass

Sep 28

$110 Million Cancer Center Launches Detroit Campus Expansion

DETROIT – Henry Ford Health System announced plans today to build a $110 million cancer center as part of a $500 million expansion and neighborhood improvement initiative on 300 acres in Detroit, marking another key development in the city’s revitalization and growth. The planned five-story, 144,000 square-foot cancer center will include a rooftop garden and skywalk to connect it to Henry Ford Hospital. Opening is expected in summer 2018. With ambulatory cancer treatment and support services under one roof, the new facility will make cancer care more comfortable and convenient for...

By Chris Hughes

6:38 PM

Tagged: Cass Park

Sep 24

Hamtramck's Rock City Eatery to relocate to Midtown

By Melody Baetens, The Detroit News 9:26 a.m. EDT September 24, 2015   ust one day after their two-year anniversary, the owners of Rock City Eatery in Hamtramck revealed plans to relocate and expand their business in Midtown. By early next year, co-owners chef Nikita Sanches and Jessica Imbronone will move Rock City Eatery from the 1,600-square-foot space on Jos Campau in Hamtramck to a nearly 4,000-square-foot building at 4216 Woodward where Bangkok Cuisine Express once existed. “Hamtramck’s been really good to us,” says Imbronone. “We’ve had really good luck, but we need more space. So...

By Chris Hughes

9:26 AM

Tagged: Medical Center

Sep 17

Chase's Jamie Dimon hails Detroit's recovery

By John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press3:42 p.m. EDT September 17, 2015   Thursday was Detroit Day for JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon. Starting with an opinion piece praising Detroit’s revitalization in the Wall Street Journal, Dimon, Chase’s chairman and CEO, visited Detroit to help cut the ribbon on a Chase-backed apartment redevelopment in Midtown and to address the Detroit Economic Club. Later, he was scheduled to tape a segment for Sunday’s "Meet the Press" public affairs show with moderator Chuck Todd of "NBC News," who also led the conversation with Dimon at the Economic Club luncheon...

By Chris Hughes

3:42 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Sep 06

Midtown leather shop brings ex-Hollywood actor home

By Tom Walsh, Detroit Free Press Columnist 12:55 p.m. EDT September 6, 2015 In a fortuitous twist on a homecoming story, Detroit has the Screen Actors Guild strike of 1981 to thank  for the arrival next month of a luxury leather goods shop to occupy an old grocery store site in Midtown. Will Leather Goods, from Eugene, Ore., is the new arrival,  the latest in a series of distinctive national retailers transforming the area, following the likes of Shinola, Willys, Whole Foods and Carhartt. And it’s all because William Adler, a suddenly out-of-work actor in Los Angeles, switched careers...

By Chris Hughes

12:55 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Sep 03

Cinema Detroit moving to new home this fall

John Monaghan, Special to the Detroit Free Press 12:13 a.m. EDT September 3, 2015 Cinema Detroit, which screens alternative movies in two auditoriums at the former Burton International School on Cass Avenue, will move its operations to the Furniture Factory performance space at 4126 3rd St., just south of Willis, beginning next month. Theater organizers Paula and Tim Guthat plan to have two auditoriums outfitted with new digital projectors up and running by Oct. 1 in their new location, which is closer  to the heart of Detroit's thriving Midtown area. Until then, they will continue to...

By Chris Hughes

12:13 AM

Tagged: North Cass

Aug 28

Carhartt Opens New Detroit Flagship Store

By JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press2:21 a.m. EDT August 28, 2015   Carhartt, the rugged work apparel maker, opened its first modern retail store Thursday in Detroit. The long-awaited store, located at 5800 Cass Ave. near Wayne State University, will also serve as the company’s new retail flagship. It is the 20th company-owned store for Carhatt, which is headquartered in Dearborn and got its start in Detroit in 1889. Carhartt traditionally sold the majority of its products through wholesale outlets and department stores such as Sears, but in 2010 it began establishing Carhartt retail stores...

By Chris Hughes

2:21 AM

Tagged: North Cass

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