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

Jun 17

Inn on Ferry Street Redefining Detroit

The Inn On Ferry Street is a beautiful vessel that shines in rough waters. That is why I loved it so much. The Inn, along East Ferry Street in the historic district of midtown is actually four restored Victorian homes and two carriage houses just two miles north of downtown Detroit. There is a sense of solace and 21st century sophistication at the Inn with a rust-belt city in the process of redefinition as its backdrop. I stayed at the Inn during a spring visit to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Auburn Hills, a world away from downtown Detroit. Each historic home is named...

By Andrea

12:17 PM

Tagged: Art Center

Jun 03

Henry Ford Lands First Tenant for Health Park in Midtown

Cardinal Health Inc.'s new medical products distribution center -- slated to open in Detroit's Midtown in late 2013 -- is expected to be the first tenant in Henry Ford Health System's $1 billion-plus community health park. Later this year, Henry Ford also could select a developer to begin construction on a 35- to 55-apartment complex as the first residential project in a master plan to redevelop 300 acres south of Henry Ford Hospital at 2799 W. Grand Blvd., said William Schramm, Henry Ford's senior vice president of strategic business development. "This is a viable housing project to...

By Andrea

(All day)

Tagged: New Center

May 31

Health Systems' Midtown Revitalization Plan Takes Shape

A half-billion-dollar redevelopment plan to revitalize another part of the Midtown Detroit landscape took concrete steps forward with new information released Wednesday by its major anchors about the project and other nearby developments. The plan involving the Henry Ford Health System, the Detroit Medical Center and Cardinal Health of Dublin, Ohio, is part of a much larger collaboration with Wayne State University and others to revitalize areas between Detroit's downtown and Midtown. "We are starting to fill in all the gaps between Midtown and downtown," said Robert Riney, president and...

By Andrea

(All day)

Tagged: New Center

Jun 12

Detroit Medical Center Completes First Construction project under Vanguard Health ownership

The Detroit Medical Center today unveiled its new $43 million Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center–Detroit in a grand opening ceremony. The five-story, 106,500-square-foot specialty center, at 3950 Beaubien on the DMC campus, is the first new medical building completed since Vanguard acquired the medical center. With 235 employees and more than 100 physicians, the center features general pediatrics, pediatric specialties, dialysis and rehabilitation services. In attendance was DMC CEO Mike Duggan; Children’s Hospital CEO Herman Grey, M.D.; and Vanguard Chairman and CEO...

By Andrea

(All day)

Tagged: Medical Center

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