May 21

DPS, Arts Groups Collaborate to Transform Detroit School of Arts

Detroit — It's envisioned as Detroit's own Juilliard School, a high-caliber educational experience for city students studying music, art and dance. But the outcome of a planned transformation at the Detroit School of Arts depends on the work and vision of members of its new governing council, made up of arts leaders in Metro Detroit. Monday at The Max M. Fisher Music Center, where six members of a DSA jazz combo performed, Detroit Public Schools officials outlined plans for a collaboration that pairs the state's largest school district with the area's leading arts organizations. The goal...

By Andrea

1:33 PM

Tagged: North Cass

May 07

Yelp's Passport to Midtown - May 14th-23rd

What is Yelp's Passport To Midtown all about? *Celebrating (and infiltrating!) Midtown via cool & creative ways to connect people with great local businesses* It's no secret... Midtown is loaded with an array of fantastic locally-owned businesses. From May 14-23rd, we're encouraging Yelpers to make a point of exploring this part of our glorious city. From beer tours, progressive dinners, doggie meet ups, bike mechanic classes and more you'll be treated to fabulous CMYEs (Community Manager Yelp Events), discounts, and special offers galore! We also encourage you all to create your own...

By Andrea

1:28 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

May 01

Whole Foods Detroit Groundbreaking

Please join us in celebrating the groundbreaking of our newest Michigan Whole Foods Market location in Detroit. Share in the celebration, enjoy some local food and local entertainment. Date: Monday, May 14, 2012Time: 9:45amLocation: Site of Future Whole Foods Market Detroit - Corner of Mack Ave and John R. Please park in the WSU parking structure located adjacent to the site. For more information, please contact [email protected]

By Andrea

1:17 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods, Medical Center

Apr 01

Midtown Cleanup Initiative 2012

On Saturday, April 14 from 8am-12pm, join Midtown Detroit, Inc. and Wayne State University as they team up once again to lead Midtown’s Annual Spring Cleanup Initiative. Check-in is located at the Wayne State University Welcome Center, located at 42 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201. Lunch and an event t-shirt will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Elise Fields at the MDI office: 313.420.6000 or [email protected]

By Andrea

1:11 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Feb 09

Sue Mosey recognized as Crain's Detroit Business' Newsmaker of the Year

DETROIT, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ Detroit Newsmakers Breathe Life into Struggling Industries. Saad Chehab and Sue Mosey recognized as Crain's Detroit Business' Newsmakers of the Year.   As Crain's Detroit Business' Newsmakers of the Year, Saad Chehab and Sue Mosey are bringing new life to the city, their industries, and the people of Detroit. Saad Chehab, CEO of Chrysler Group LLC's Chrysler Brand, has driven Chrysler's new tagline: 'Imported from Detroit' straight into the heart of Detroiters and car- lovers, alike.  As the brains behind Chrysler's SuperBowl XLV commercial featuring...

By Marilyn

1:39 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Jan 20

DMC Groundbreaking For New Heart Hospital

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) broke ground today on construction of the long-anticipated DMC Heart Hospital, during ceremonies for what officials said would mark the beginning of “a new era” in cardiac care in Michigan. The groundbreaking event took place at the hospital construction site near the intersection of Mack and Brush Avenues in midtown Detroit, and included DMC and Vanguard officials, and community leaders and elected officials from all across Michigan.  The groundbreaking ceremonies formally launched an eagerly awaited DMC medical initiative that promises to transform...

By Marilyn

11:30 AM

Tagged: Medical Center

Dec 08

Live Midtown - 2012 Residential Incentive Program

In collaboration with Wayne State University (WSU), Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), and the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), MDI is administering "Live Midtown". The residential program provides four types of incentives to eligible employees to entice people to move to Midtown and retain those who area already living in the area. WSU, HFHS, and DMC will each invest funding during the pilot year of the program. That investment has been matched by the Hudson-Webber Foundation and the Kresge Foundation. For more information, check out www.livemidtown.org. Information for the 2012 Live Midtown...

By Trent Design

6:10 PM

Tagged: Cass Park

Oct 18

The Auburn Development

10/18/2011 Nearly an entire block of Cass Avenue at Canfield will be renovated into a mixed-use green-friendly development offering apartments and retail spaces.  The $12 million Auburn development, which broke ground last week, is being developed by the Roxbury Group and partners Invest Detroit and Midtown Detroit Inc. Fifty eight environmental efficient one-bedroom and studio apartments, beginning at $675, are scheduled to be available by fall 2012. Eleven first floor spaces will be “tenant-ready,” and reserved for independent retail only.  A grant, provided by the Ford Foundation will...

By Trent Design

6:08 PM

Tagged: Cass Park

Sep 21

Our Town NEA Grant Award

09/21/2011 Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) received an Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), one of only 51 grants awarded nationwide. MDI will receive $100,000 to support the development of an integrated public art plan for the Sugar Hill Arts District, a two city-block radius in Midtown Detroit.The purpose of this plan is to develop a vision that provides a platform to present art in the public realm by understanding the community’s voice but also art itself historically and currently; privileging artistic creation over private interests. The plan would be...

By Trent Design

6:06 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Sep 16

Midtown Detroit Inc. wins ArtPlace Grant

09/16/11 Midtown Detroit Inc., Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and TechTown win $1.33 million in ArtPlace grants

 Private foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts and federal partners join forces to place arts and culture at the center of economic revitalization efforts in Detroit and other U.S. cities and towns.

Three arts and culture organizations located in Detroit’s Woodward Avenue corridor will receive $1.33 million to expand their programs as part of an arts-based economic development initiative being launched in two dozen cities and towns across the nation. 

ArtPlace...

By Trent Design

5:54 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

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