Jun 19

Midtown Dog Park Opens

Read the M Live article in its original format HERE Shinola Opens Midtown Detroit Dog Park Friday, Hosts Block Party David Muller forM Live A new dog park opens Friday at the corner of Cass Avenue and West Canfield, marking at least the second, official off-leash dog park to spring up in the city this year. A grassroots effort to open an off-leash dog park on city-owned property in Corktown came to fruition with the launch of PetSmart P.U.P.'s Detroit Dog Park on 10,000 square feet at the corner of Rose and 17th Street last month. The Midtown dog park is being sponsored by the...

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Jun 18

New Midtown Eatery Aims to Set the Standard for Local Dining

Read the Crain's article in its original format HERE New Midtown Eatery Aims to Set the Standard for Local Dining Anjana Schroeder forCrain's Detroit Business When you look at 3921 Second Ave. in Detroit's Midtown, you wouldn't guess that Selden Standard, a seasonal small plates restaurant, is coming together inside. The graffiti-covered walls and boarded up door makes it look like any other abandoned Detroit building. But inside, there is progress – plumbing, and, most recently, concrete floors – which make the scheduled fall opening appear closer to reality. Andy Hollyday, former...

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Jun 17

The Grille Midtown Review in Metro Times

Read the Metro Times article in its original format HERE Restaurant Review: The Grille Midtown Aaron Egan forMetro Times Gazing out the large windows that line the front of the Grille Midtown, you're very aware of where you are: the sights of the city, its own little soap opera, play out on the sidewalk and street before you. Inside, the food is good, the spirits plentiful, and a convivial and welcoming spirit permeates. "The Grille Midtown," its website declares, "is committed to delivering thoughtfully cooked food and cocktails with uncommon hospitality in our renewed and exciting...

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Jun 16

Hotel St. Regis Neighbor Purchased

Read the Crain's Detroit article in its original format HERE Wireless Toyz CEO buys Hotel St. Regis Neighbor, Under Contract for Downtown Office Building Kirk Pinho forCrain's Detroit Business A 64,000-square-foot building connected to the Hotel St. Regis in the New Center Area was purchased at auction by the same person who bought the Park Apartments building in February; the buyer also has a Wayne County-owned downtown office building under contract. Joe Barbat, the CEO and chairman of Southfield-based Wireless Toyz, said he closed Monday on the purchase of the 64,000-square-foot...

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Jun 13

Shinola's Willys Store Opening in Midtown Detroit

Read The Detroit News article in its original format HERE Shinola's Willys Store Opening in Midtown Detroit Michael Martinez forThe Detroit News Shinola — the popular upscale watch and bicycle maker — expanded its Midtown footprint Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its sister store, Willys Detroit. Located at 441 W. Canfield in the Willys Overland Building — which also houses the Shinola flagship store — the 2,900-square-foot Willys will sell clothes, candles and other home goods. The store will open to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday. "We felt Willys was a great opportunity to...

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Jun 10

Café Con Leche's New Center Preview

Read the Crain's Detroit article in its original format HERE Café Con Leche's New Center Preview Anjana Schroeder forCrain's Detroit Business Jordi Carbonell is awaiting city approval to begin construction on his second Café Con Leche location, which he and his wife, Melissa Fernandez, say they hope will be open by summer's end in the New Center area. In the meantime, Carbonell was eager to share his plans for the 1,700 square feet of space at 2990 West Grand Blvd. In addition to espresso drinks, the New Center location will serve Spanish bocadillos — sandwiches — mostly priced at about...

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Jun 09

Concert of Colors Schedule Announced

Read the Detroit Free Press article in its original format HERE Bob Seger 'Live Bullet' Tribute among Concert of Colors Highlights Brian McCollum forThe Detroit Free Press The son of Fela Kuti will lend an Afrobeat touch to the proceedings and Don Was will lead an homage to Bob Seger at this summer's Concert of Colors. The full schedule was announced today for the 22nd edition of the free fest, which will run July 10-13 at a variety of Midtown Detroit sites. A July 5 warm-up concert will be held at New Center Park. The seventh year of the Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue will spotlight...

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Jun 01

MDI Recognized in Best of Hour Detroit

See all of the winners HERE   Best of Detroit 2014 This month, Hour Detroit Magazine published its Best of Detroit List. In the category of "Best Sign of a Comeback", Midtown's revival tied with new mayor Mike Duggan. Several Midtown businesses were winners as well. The Whitney, Great Lakes Coffee, Avalon, Old Miami, The Bronx, Garden Bowl, The Yoga Shelter, Canine to Five, Peacock Room, Shinola, Willys Lofts, The DIA, and Detroit Film Theatre were all recognized.    

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May 28

Zenith Review in The Detroit News

Read The Detroit News article in its original format HERE At the Zenith, Surroundings are as Surprising as the Menu Molly Abraham forThe Detroit News Expect a moment of culture shock the first time you walk into the Zenith. Amidst the pure marble-and-bronze art deco beauty of the Fisher Building, the vivid background colors (a brilliant blue and a smoky green echoed by the tile-topped tables) and the collection of '20s to '50s memorabilia displayed throughout the new restaurant were enough to stop me in my tracks. The spacious room on the main floor is decked out in an outrageous...

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May 13

Shinola Opens Leather Factory in Detroit to Make Watchbands

Read the Detroit Free Press article in its original format HERE Shinola Opens Leather Factory in Detroit to Make Watchbands Frank Witsil forThe Detroit Free Press Shinola, a Detroit luxury-goods seller, announced the opening of a 12,000-square-foot leather factory in a ceremony Tuesday that included flutes of sparkling wine and politicians from both parties who tried to one-up each other's love for the brand. The latest expansion allows the company to turn cowhides from Chicago into bands for its wristwatches. It also adds another 50 workers to the fast-growing company — and, as the...

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