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

Jan 13

New Restaurants to Try in Midtown

Read the Free Press article in its original format HERE New Restaurants to Try in Midtown Sylvia Rector forThe Detroit Free Press Don't miss the opportunity to try a new restaurant when you make your annual trek to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A wide range of places to eat have opened in the city since last year's show, so you'll have plenty of choices. A great place to head is Midtown, where new businesses, restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and residential developments are proliferating like few other places in the city. Here are five Midtown dining spots...

By Erin Piscopink

2:30 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Jan 07

TechTown Opens a Space for Entrepreneurs to Work

Read the Free Press article in its original format HERE   TechTown Opens a Space for Entrepreneurs to Work Frank Witsil forThe Detroit Free Press TechTown Detroit, a business incubator, is opening a co-working space for entrepreneurs in its newly renovated offices in Midtown. The new space, named Junction440, is on the first floor of TechTown's historic building at 440 Burroughs St. The name comes from the address — 440 — as well as its proximity to a railroad spur. Junction, TechTown's President and CEO Leslie Smith said, also is a play on words as a place to bring people and ideas...

By Erin Piscopink

4:45 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Jan 07

Public Hearing Regarding M-1 Rail Operating Licenses

The Michigan Department of Transportation will host a joint public hearing with the City of Detroit Department of Public Works about their respective operating license agreements for the M-1 RAIL Streetcar System on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. The Operating License Agreements include the licenses and general terms and conditions for the M-1 RAIL Streetcar System to operate in the public roadway. The public hearing will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch, 5201 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Doors open at 5 p.m. Formal presentations will be at 6:00 p.m...

By Erin Piscopink

12:00 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Jan 07

Pop-Up Theater Turns Permanent in Midtow

Read the Model D article in its original format HERE Pop-Up Theater Turns Permanent in Midtown MJ Galbraith forModel D After a brief hiatus, the old Burton School in Midtown is a movie theater once again. Paula and Tim Guthat have moved their Cinema Detroit into the former Cass Corridor school building. The married couple feature art house, indie, and local films Thursdays through Sundays. Classic movies such as the occasional film noir are also shown. Cinema Detroit started as a series of pop-up theaters. The move to a permanent location allows the company the ability to show first-run...

By Erin Piscopink

9:00 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Dec 31

Whole Foods Adding Classes on Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Read the Detroit News Article in its original format HERE Whole Foods Adding Classes on Nutrition and Healthy Eating Louis Aguilar forThe Detroit News Whole Foods Market is opening a space near its Midtown store dedicated to free nutrition and culinary education classes on Jan. 13. The "Lets Talk Food" center will be in a small commercial space with a working kitchen, located directly across the parking lot of the 115 Mack Ave. store. The center at 3670 Woodward Ave. is next to a Bank of America branch and in the same building as the Ellington Lofts and a Starbucks cafe. In January,...

By Erin Piscopink

1:15 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Dec 19

New Projects along Woodward Avenue

Read the MLive article in its original format HERE In a Few Years, Detroit's Woodward Avenue Corridor Will Look Very Different David Muller forMLive In just a few years, the Woodward Avenue corridor will look much different, and signs of this physical transformation are dotted along the route today from Grand Boulevard to Grand Circus Park. Wayne State University, Midtown Detroit Inc. and private developers all have projects in various stages of construction, and the M-1 Rail project is seen by developers as the cherry on top of it all. "We're looking forward to the continued growth that...

By Erin Piscopink

9:00 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Dec 15

Neon Hammer & Nail Building Coming Down for New Projects

Read the Detroit Free Press article in its original format HERE Midtown Detroit's Neon Hammer & Nail Building Coming Down for New Projects John Gallagher forDetroit Free Press Detroit's thriving Midtown district will see two important new structures going up soon and one landmark coming down. Cleveland developer John Ferchill said last week he hopes to break ground on a new five-story medical arts building at 3750-3800 Woodward Avenue. Ferchill, best known as the developer of the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, told the Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Authority that the project will...

By Erin Piscopink

12:00 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

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