Mar 04

$6.9 Million Midtown Apartment Financing Closes

Read the Crain's article in its original format HERE $6.9 Million Midtown Apartment Financing Closes; Construction to Begin 'Any Day' Kirk Pinho forCrain's Detroit The former Tushiyah United Hebrew School at Kirby and St. Antoine streets in Midtown will be turned into 25 market-rate apartment units as part of a $6.9 million redevelopment now that the developer has closed on project financing. Lead and asbestos abatement has been completed and construction on the building will begin "any day now," said Ian Wiesner, senior loan officer in the Ann Arbor office of Arlington, Va.-based...

By Erin Piscopink

12:00 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Feb 19

Thanks to MDI Funders

Thank You to Our Funders and Supporters! The last few months of 2013 were busy and successful for Midtown Detroit, Inc. with two groundbreaking ceremonies, a festive Noel Night, several new business openings, and announcements of neighborhood development projects. In addition to these spotlight events and activities, we're always working on projects behind the scenes as well. The generous support of area businesses and foundations makes everything we do possible and we appreciate their support! Here is a roundup of the grants Midtown Detroit, Inc. received in 2013 including information...

By Erin Piscopink

1:00 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Feb 06

Rabbi Starts Chabad House in Midtown

Read the Detroit News article in its original format HERE Rabbi Fostering Jewish Community Downtown Marney Rich Keenan forThe Detroit News Four years ago, Rabbi Yisrael Pinson saw the beginnings of a Jewish revival downtown and sought to convince local religious leaders that the city needed its first Chabad House. Chabad is a worldwide movement in which Jewish families open their homes to Jews in the community as "extended family," offering outreach, support and guidance. "My argument was that our young people are moving into the city of Detroit," Pinson said. "They are starting...

By Erin Piscopink

11:00 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Feb 06

HopCat Announces Midtown Location

Read the Free Press article in its original format HERE Tom Walsh: HopCat to Open its Largest Microbrew in Midtown, 130 Taps Tom Walsh forThe Detroit Free Press Microbrew entrepreneur Mark Sellers is bringing his trendy HopCat brand to Detroit this summer, with plans to open a 130-tap beer bar, Michigan's largest, on the site of the former Agave restaurant at 4265 Woodward Ave. in Midtown. Hopcat Detroit, with an investment of $3.3 million, will include an outdoor beer garden and live music on the second floor. It will employ 120 people. The new venture adds another spark to an arts,...

By Erin Piscopink

8:30 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Feb 01

Topsoil Cafe Opens at MOCAD

Read the Free Press article in its original format HERE Vegetarian-Vegan Café to Open at Detroit Modern Art Museum Sylvia Rector forThe Detroit Free Press The Museum of Contemporary Art in midtown Detroit will unveil a new permanent installation next week: a vegetarian and vegan café from the creative minds at Russell Street Deli in Eastern Market.Topsoil Café, which will open Wednesday, will feature a soba noodle bowl and a curry every day, as well as salads and three soups, all suitable for carryout or enjoying in the 50-seat café, says co-owner Ben Hall. "We'll also have a vegan coney...

By Erin Piscopink

9:00 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Feb 01

Hour Detroit Spotlight on Melt

Read the Hour Detroit Article in its original format HERE Motor City 'Melt' Down Satisfy your sweet tooth at Midtown's espresso and gelato shopMolly Abraham forHour Detroit Aaron Haithcock is a kid in a candy store. His Midtown emporium of sweets is a grown-up version of what he dreamed of while munching on his favorite gummies as a boy in his hometown of Waco, Texas.Texas is in his rearview mirror now, of course. The Detroiter — he moved here in 2007, a year after his graduation from the University of Michigan — put his childhood fantasy into effect last fall when he opened Melt at the...

By Erin Piscopink

9:00 AM

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Feb 02

NEI Begins Second Round, Introduces New Brand

Read the Crain's article in its original format HERE   New Economy Initiative's to Target Innovation, Entrepreneurs with Second Round of Funding Sherri Welch forCrain's Detroit Business After seven years and nearly $100 million in investment, the New Economy Initiative has figured out the types of projects that will give it the most bang for its buck. In its second round, NEI plans to direct new funding primarily to agencies providing supportive services to spur innovation and entrepreneurism in the city of Detroit — areas it honed in on two years ago. "Entrepreneurship and innovation,...

By Erin Piscopink

8:00 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Feb 03

Apply to the DLECTRICITY Open Call

DLECTRICITY is back and ready to see more of your work! For two electrifying nights in 2012, DLECTRICITY brought thousands of people into Midtown Detroit to experience 35 projects by local, national and international artists. 25 of those projects were selected from an open call. This fall, DLECTRICITY will again transform Midtown with site-specific installations of light, video, performance, interactive engineering and nonconformist architecture. From lasers to dance, robots to 3D mapping, we want to see what you create. We challenge you to animate historic buildings, turn streets into...

By Annmarie Borucki

3:02 PM

Tagged: Art Center, Medical Center, North Cass, Wayne State

Jan 30

M-1 Rail Streetcar Project Bids Posted

M-1 Rail Streetcar Project Bids Posted Stacy and Witbeck (SWI) has posted several bid packages for M-1 Rail. The questions about the bids are due February 7th. The bids are due February 14th. More info HERE

By Erin Piscopink

9:00 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Jan 21

Garden Theater Revival in Midtown Helps Bring Back Neighborhood

Read the Detroit News article in its original format HERE Garden Theater Revival in Midtown Helps Bring Back Neighborhood Louis Aguilar forThe Detroit News On a freezing, sunny afternoon, George Stewart walked the piece of Woodward he's spent 15 years bringing back to life. This year, the 76-year-old finds out if his long-deferred dream pays off. Many say Stewart's journey shows how tough it is to save just one Detroit block, even when that block is in an area already on the rebound. "The banks wouldn't even think about giving us a traditional loan," Stewart said as he walked out of the...

By Erin Piscopink

10:00 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

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