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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May 08

USA Today's Up and Coming Neighborhoods

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...

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May 20

MDI Among Detroit Orgs Receiving Funds from Chase Investment

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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Apr 28

Live Midtown Purchase Program Boundaries Expand

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,...

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Apr 21

Historic Apartment Buildings Getting $9.5 Million Rehab

Read the MLive article in its original format HERE   Long Empty but Historic Apartment Buildings in Detroit Getting $9.5 Million Rehab David Muller forM Live The Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation and Midtown Detroit, Inc. are developing two gutted but historic structures into 46 affordable housing units. Patrick Dorn, executive director of CCNDC, said the project will cost about $9.5 million and is being funded in part by grants and historic tax credits. The two buildings sit in the Cass-Davenport Historic District, which is comprised of a total of four apartment...

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Apr 21

MDI to Host Neighborhood Cleanup May 3

MDI to Host Neighborhood Cleanup May 3 Spring is finally here! It was a particularly intense winter this year and it took a toll on our neighborhood. In effort to bring a little shine back to the district, we'll be hosting a volunteer cleanup day on Saturday, May 3. We're hoping that you will be able to join us. This year, we'll be focusing on two major areas – North Cass and New Center. These pockets remain a focus for MDI as we continue to make investments here. This summer we'll be programming New Center Park and planting the median flower beds along Grand Boulevard. We're also...

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Apr 16

Challenge Grants to Award $500,000 to Local Businesses

Read the Detroit Free Press article in its original format HERE   Challenge Grants to Award $500,000 to Local Businesses John Gallagher forThe Detroit Free Press Think it's tough running a small business in Detroit? Help is on the way. A new program being announced today will award cash grants totaling $500,000 to more than 30 existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park. Thirty grants of $10,000 each will be awarded and two grand prizes of $100,000 each will be given. Called NEIdeas: Rewarding Ideas for Business Growth, the project is a joint venture by the New Economy...

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Apr 09

Knight Foundation Provides Funding to NPOs for Capacity Building

Read the Knight Foundation press release in its original format HERE   Training Program to Help Increase Detroit Nonprofit and Public Sector Capacity with $400,000 from Knight Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan will support professional development opportunities for nonprofit and public sector staff The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan will subsidize training and professional development for Detroit public sector and nonprofit staff tackling economic development, land use, city systems, planning and neighborhood development. The capacity...

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Apr 07

The Zenith is Now Open in the Fisher Building

Mexican and Southern fusion restaurant Zenith in now open on the first floor of the Fisher Building! They're open from 11 AM - 8 PM Monday through Friday serving a tapas menu and burrito bar. A brunch menu and weekend hours will be added this weekend. They plan to have a liquor license this summer. Check out their menu and photos of the space HERE

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