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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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Read the USA Today article in its original format HERE 10 Up-and-Coming Neighborhoods around the USA Leif Petterson forUSA Today Debates about gentrification notwithstanding, watching a blighted area get a new lease on life can be awfully heartening. We've listed a few of the most promising and unlikely rebirths below.Cleveland: Located across the Cuyahoga River, west of downtown Cleveland, Ohio City is home to the bustling West Side Market, a six-acre urban farm, a growing number of ethnic eateries and some of the city's trendiest nightlife. Its growing reputation as an outstanding...
Read the Free Press article in its original format HERE JPMorgan Chase: $100 million to Detroit is good business, not charity John Gallagher for theDetroit Free Press If JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon wanted to drive home one point during his visit to Detroit on Wednesday, it was that Chase's $100 million in loans and grants for the city is an investment, not philanthropy. "It's not meant to be charitable. It's meant to kick-start things that otherwise would not take place," Dimon told the Free Press editorial board before a public lunch where he formally announced the...
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Midtown Detroit, Inc. Announces Expansion of the Live Midtown Purchase Incentive Program North to the Historic Boston-Edison District Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) has administered the Live Midtown and Live Downtown residential incentive programs since their inception in 2011. In the first three years of the programs, 1,600 people have moved to Detroit's urban core with the assistance of these programs and more than 1,000 more have gone on to renew leases under the incentive programs. With two years remaining of the five year Live Midtown program, employees of Henry Ford Health System,...