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

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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

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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

Jun 11

Midtown's Woodward Garden Theatre Due to Open Spring 2013

Detroit's newest theater should be open by this time next year, and an adjoining housing and commercial development won't be too far behind, developers said Monday. The Woodward Garden Block Development, a more than decade-old project, received the last financing needed in April to complete the $12.3 million rehabilitation of the 32,000-square-foot Woodward Garden Theatre. The theater will be modeled after the Pageant Concert Nightclub in St. Louis. The theater's open venue will have a capacity of 1,300 with primarily standing attendee arrangements, said Michael Byrd, a partner in...

By Andrea

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Tagged: North Cass

May 30

Made in New Center: Bikes, Watches

The founder of Fossil Inc. has chosen a New Center site to make bicycles and watches and is close to signing a lease agreement to sell those goods in a West Canfield Street retail shop in Detroit's Midtown, according to three sources familiar with the dealings. Tom Kartsotis, founder of Fossil watches, sunglasses and apparel, has signed a lease for a 30,000-square-foot space in the College for Creative Studies' A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, according to the sources, who requested anonymity because they didn't have permission to speak publicly. Kartsotis could not be...

By Andrea

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Tagged: North Cass

Jun 12

Children's Hospital of Michigan Opens $43 Million Pediatric Outpatient Center in Midtown

Children’s Hospital of Michigan today officially opened its $43 million new outpatient pediatric specialty center, the first major expansion project on the Detroit Medical Center campus in more than 30 years. The building, on Beaubien in Midtown, across from Children’s Hospital, a DMC subsidiary, will house about two dozen pediatric specialty services, relieve severe over-crowding at the hospital and provide patients and their families with expansive clinic areas and a large surface parking lot — a major improvement over the hospital’s aging parking deck. Eddie Carrier, 17, of Livonia,...

By Andrea

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Tagged: Medical Center

May 30

Large Medical Warehouse to be Built in Detroit's Midtown

The Henry Ford Health System Wednesday announced its first major tenant in its $500 million plan to redevelop 300 acres of vacant and deteriorated housing south of its Detroit flagship campus. The development is part of a much larger collaboration with the Detroit Medical Center, 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 COO of the Ford system. “This pushes those boundaries further.” The joint effort with the Detroit Medical Center...

By Andrea

4:39 PM

Tagged: Medical Center

Jun 08

Upscale Watch Brand Picks Detroit

Detroit, long known for manufacturing cars and trucks, may soon be known for producing elegant watches, too. For the past few weeks, the Dallas-based company Bedrock Manufacturing has been setting up a production line for its Shinola brand of watches in newly leased space at the College for Creative Studies A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education in New Center. It's the beginning of a manufacturing line that Bedrock's operations manager Heath Carr says will include upscale bicycles and leather goods such as journals. On Thursday, five trainers from Thailand and several recently...

By Andrea

11:01 AM

Tagged: North Cass

May 30

Cardinal Health to Build Large Medical Warehouse

Cardinal Health, Inc. of Dublin, Ohio, will build a large medical warehouse on Henry Ford Health Systems' (HFHS) 300-acre south campus. Cardinal Health is the first tenant in HFHS's $500 million dollar redevelopment plan. The health care supply and inventory management company's construction of the 273,520 sq. ft. distribution center will begin in 2012 with a completion date of late 2013. An application has been filed with the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority for state and local property tax breaks for cleanup and development efforts of the abandoned land that is spotted with...

By Marilyn

(All day)

Tagged: Cass Park

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