Sep 22

Detroit Artisan Cafes Perk Up Coffee Scene

There's a new coffee trend brewing in Detroit, and it has nothing to do with industry giants like Starbucks or Biggby. In the past 18 months, independently owned, artisan coffee shops have opened in areas including Corktown, Midtown, Hamtramck and Eastern Market, and in suburbs like Ferndale, offering java aficionados an experience that's as unique as the upscale coffee these baristas serve. And more are coming, including one at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit. Coffee drinkers these days crave a different kind of coffee, owners say. Gone is the demand for sugary lattes and cappuccinos...

By Andrea

4:33 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Oct 04

A City Where Life is Worth Living

Don't tell these Detroiters about crime or troubled schools or lack of amenities and shopping. Never mind that it can take hours for first responders to make it to emergencies, or that firefighters may have no ladder truck to reach a two-story house fire. Tribes of nearly 800 new Detroiters, mostly college educated in their 20s and 30s with annual incomes between $30,000 and $60,000, have flocked into pockets of the city in just over a year thanks to programs that are encouraging people to live here. They are not just helping to repopulate a city that's been slipping into decay longer...

By Andrea

4:29 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Sep 30

Motor Mouths

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By Andrea

4:21 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Mar 08

The Auburn Update

Eight retailers are expected to take the 9,000 square feet of retail space along the Auburn's Cass and Canfield frontages. Hugh, a housewares and personal accessories store; Nora, a design-oriented lifestyle store, and Source Booksellers, moving from a nearby location are three of the retailers that are now open with more to come. James Van Dyke, a partner with the Roxbury Group, developed the project which is currently 90% leased in the residential category with one one retail opening left. The retail outlets will complement the 58 residential units consisting of studio and one-...

By Andrea

2:27 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Oct 05

Light Bike Workshop - October 5th

Workshop 5:00–7:00 PM - Wayne State parking lot 54, Southeast corner of 2nd St. and Warren Ave. DLECTRICITY is proud to host a workshop geared towards Detroit’s growing bike community.  OmniCorpDetroit will guide the light bike workshop and will instruct cyclists of all ages on ways they can add light and creativity to their rides. Sponsored by Shinola, free and open to the public. Parade 7:00 PM - Starts: Wayne State parking lot 54, Southeast corner of 2nd St. and Warren Ave. Immediately after the Light Bike Workshop, DLECTRICITY will hold a 3.75 mile Light Bike Parade, encouraging...

By Andrea

5:00 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Oct 05

DLECTRICITY - October 5th & 6th

Inspired by nighttime arts festivals from around the world, DLECTRICITY, Detroit’s new nighttime, contemporary light art festival, will host 35 local, national and international artists whose cutting edge works of art, lighting design and performance will illuminate the historic architecture of Midtown. For two electrifying evenings, Midtown Detroit will be enveloped in a sea of light as a number of artists converge on Detroit to “light up” buildings and city spaces in Midtown using various mediums that meld sci-fi technology with Victorian spectacle on a grand scale. DLECTRICITY aspires...

By Andrea

7:00 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Jul 10

BE NICE Yoga arrives in Midtown

Through steady and consistent yoga practice, Monica Breen experienced a connection to herself she had not felt before. She calls it a "distinct feeling," one where you realize there is "more to life." Breen’s love for yoga is the inspiration behind BE NICE Yoga, located at 4100 Woodward Ave. in Midtown. "We are located right above Detroit Community Acupuncture and Peoples Records, businesses that have seen great success since their move to this building," said Breen. As its website explains, BE NICE Yoga takes its name from one of yoga’s ethical principals. One principal is Ahisma,...

By Andrea

3:47 PM

Tagged: Medical Center

Jul 10

New Great Lakes Coffee shop emerges in Midtown

Plenty of coffee lovers live in Midtown. Great Lakes Coffee Shop is ready to bring more love to neighborhood. Great Lakes Coffee, whose roaster is in Bloomfield Hills, is the company’s first retail shop and also includes a wine bar. There is an outdoor seating area on the patio for guests to soak up the sun while sipping on a beverage of their choice.   Architects, Joel Schmidt and Liz Skrisson, of D MET Design worked on the space. The construction management was done by the Novi company Cunningham-Limp Development. The open space is full of natural sunlight and shiny wooden benches. ...

By Andrea

3:36 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Jul 11

Detroit Executives to Open Marketing Firm in Midtown

Another day, another new business moves into Detroit's Midtown area, occupying another renovated historic building. In this case, two veteran Detroit marketing executives, Mike Jackson and Gary Topolewski, are moving back to town from Las Vegas, under the banner of Jackson & Partners, to work on marketing strategies with automotive dealer groups and a range of other clients. They will start small, with an initial crew of a half-dozen people that they hope to grow to around 30 in the next three years. Jackson signed a lease last week for 2,000 square feet of space in the 86-year-...

By Andrea

11:08 AM

Tagged: North Cass

Jun 20

Henry Ford Aims to Sow Green Space into Upgrade

While Henry Ford Health System's Detroit flagship hospital has grown over the past 100 years -- a recently completed $300 million upgrade and face-lift features 80 private rooms and new operating-room suites -- green space was something the 33-acre hospital campus had more of in the 1920s than now. The hospital system hopes to rectify that in a project that could add $500 million in development at its main campus to the previously announced $1 billion in hoped-for projects on 300 acres the system owns or wants to develop south of West Grand Boulevard in Midtown. The plan is still early...

By Andrea

4:07 PM

Tagged: New Center

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