Oct 13

Urbanum home decor store to open in Detroit's New Center in spring

By Tyler Clifford - Crain's Business Detroit (Excerpt) A retired Detroit teacher is learning a new lesson: How to be a solo shopkeeper. Brigid Beaubien, who co-owns the 8 Degrees Plato Beer Co. beer stores with her husband, plans to open Urbānum, a home décor essentials store, in Detroit's New Center area in the spring. The space at 6545 Woodward Ave. was previously home to Hi-Fashion Ladies Wear. Beaubien said it's been a long time since the city has seen a store that will combine the products that her store will offer. "I'm combining an industry with the warmth and comfort of found...

By Chris Hughes

7:39 AM

Tagged: New Center

Oct 10

Ex-Bacco chef opening SheWolf pasta restaurant in Midtown

By: Mary Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press (Excerpt) When former Bacco Chef Anthony Lombardo opens SheWolf Pastificio & Bar on the ground floor of the Selden building in Midtown early next year, Detroit will become home to one of only a few restaurants in the country that mill their own flour for house-made pasta. "When most flour is milled in an industrial aspect where it's shipped across the country or even from Italy you have to add preservatives," Lombardo, 35, said. "When grains are milled fresh, they have these delicious nutrients and oils in them that go rancid if you leave...

By Chris Hughes

1:44 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Aug 30

$20 million redevelopment unveiled for Selden Corridor

By: Candace Williams - The Detroit News (Exerpt)  Detroit — A new $20 million project planned for the Selden Corridor in Midtown will feature mixed-income rental housing, a new public courtyard, flexible work and classroom space and a brewery training program.  Midtown Detroit Inc. and its partners Wednesday announced the $20 million investment for the Selden Corridor Initiative. The project on Selden Street between Second Avenue and Fourth Street will bring new housing, a new restaurant as well as job opportunities and training to Midtown Detroit, officials said.   Read more about the...

By Chris Hughes

12:06 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Aug 20

Whitney Restaurant, Garfield medical office building go energy efficient with PACE project

By: Jay Greene - Crains Detroit (Excerpt) The historic Whitney Restaurant in Detroit is getting a green makeover as it becomes the first energy-efficiency project in Wayne County to receive financing through an innovative program. In Macomb County, the Garfield Metro medical office building in Clinton Township, owned by the Peleman family, will soon begin that county's first energy-efficiency project financed by PACE, the Property Assessed Clean Energy program. Both projects will massively upgrade the buildings' heating and cooling systems, lighting, controls and window insulation,...

By Chris Hughes

12:15 AM

Tagged: North Cass

Jun 26

Midtown Detroit, Inc. sponsors cycling event

Midtown Detroit, Inc. sponsors cycling event The 2017 Barouduer, Wayne State University’s third annual urban cycling event, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Registration is now open. Midtown Detroit is a “Gold” sponsor of the event and has been supporter of the event since its inception. Proceeds directly benefit Wayne State University scholarships and the university’s Helping Individuals Go Higher (HIGH) program, which supports students whose unstable housing situations threaten their dreams of earning a degree. “The Baroudeur continues to grow, and we’re excited to build on the...

By Elise Fields

11:45 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Jun 09

$32M apartment development coming to Midtown

By Jennifer Chambers, The Detroit News (Excerpt) Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan announced Friday a new Midtown housing development, with 25 percent set aside as affordable units, designed by internationally known architect Phil Freelon. The $32 million project will bring 84 apartments to the Sugar Hill Historic District at the corner of John R and Garfield, across from the John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center.   Read more about the Sugar Hill District apartment development HERE.  

By Chris Hughes

1:04 PM

Tagged: Medical Center

Apr 27

7-acre mixed-use Midtown West project to bring 335 units, retail

By Kirk Pinho (Exerpt) A joint-venture called PDH Development Group LLC is expected to develop 335 new for-sale and for-lease residential units on the 7-acre vacant former site of Wigle Recreation Center site on the west side of Midtown, Mayor Mike Duggan announced Thursday. The $77 million development, being done by Detroit-based developer Roderick Hardamon's Urge Development Group LLC and New York City-based developer Mario Procida's Procida Cos. LLC, is expected to begin construction in the fall 2018. Read more about the Wigle Development HERE.

By Chris Hughes

6:16 AM

Tagged: North Cass

Apr 25

$4 million Founders Brewing taproom in Detroit to be complete this winter

Cass Corridor location is first outside Grand Rapids for 20-year-old brewer By Kirk Pinho (Exerpt)    A $4 million project to renovate a vacant 14,000-square-foot building in Detroit's Cass Corridor for Founders Brewing Co. is expected to begin this summer. About 100 people attended a Tuesday event to announce the Grand Rapids-based brewery's planned taproom at 456 Charlotte St. at Cass Avenue. Crain's reported the redevelopment Monday evening. "It's always a good day when you can crack a beer before noon," Founders Brewing co-founder Mike Stevens, standing next to fellow co-founder Dave...

By Chris Hughes

11:08 AM

Tagged: Cass Park

Apr 25

USA Cycling Selects Midtown Detroit to Host U.S. Cycling Madison National Championships

New Multi-Sports Complex at City of Detroit’s Tolan Playfield to Host National Indoor Cycling Competition in October   DETROIT- April 25, 2017 - The Detroit Fitness Foundation (DFF) has been selected by USA Cycling (USAC) to host the 2017 U.S. Cycling Madison National Championships at its indoor multi-sports complex, which is set to open by fall. The women’s and men’s competitions will take place October 19 - 21, 2017 at the to-be built 64,000 square foot location. “USA Cycling is excited to bring our 2017 and 2018 U.S. Cycling Madison National Championships to the Detroit Fitness...

By Chris Hughes

1:39 PM

Tagged: Medical Center

Sep 27

Mexican-inspired restaurant to open in former Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe space.

By Adrienne Roberts, Crain's Detroit Business (Excerpt) The third and final commercial tenant of the former Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe space in Detroit will be Bakersfield, a restaurant chain offering Mexican-inspired street fare. Mike Essian, vice president of American Community Developers Inc., owner of the building, said Bakersfield will open in the northwest corner of the building in a 4,000-square-foot, first-floor space in early 2017. The building is on Woodward Avenue at Watson Street between the Midtown and Brush Park neighborhoods. Bakersfield will join existing tenants Grey Ghost...

By Chris Hughes

6:30 PM

Tagged: Brush Park