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

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Dec 13

Groundbreaking for Midtown Building to House LTU Design Center

Read the Crain's article in its original format HERE  Groundbreaking Set for Midtown Building to House Lawrence Tech Design Center Chad Halcom forCrian's Midtown Detroit will break ground next week on a three-story, $7 million building at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Willis Street that will house a new Lawrence Technological University design center. The Southfield-based university will house its new Detroit Center for Design + Technology, which will consolidate three Detroit-based programs of Lawrence Tech's College of Architecture and Design in 14,000 square feet of the 30,000...

By Erin Piscopink

2:00 PM

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Dec 04

New Bra Boutique Open in Midtown Detroit

Read the Crain's blog in its original format HERE New Bra Boutique Opening in Midtown Detroit Busted! brings lingerie to the city, featuring options for ladies of all cup sizes. Amy Haimerl forCrain's Lee Padgett's cups runneth over. The 44-year-old serial entrepreneur is opening her new bra boutique, Busted!, in Detroit's Park Shelton building across from the Detroit Institute of Arts – in time for Noel Night on Saturday. If Padgett's name sounds familiar, it's because she was the proprietor of the once-popular Café de Troit. She and her husband, Patrick, ran the café from 2003-2006,...

By Erin Piscopink

2:00 PM

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Nov 26

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program Comes to Detroit

Read the MLive article in its original format HERE Goldman Sachs CEO, Warren Buffet Bring $20 Million Small Biz Program to Detroit David Muller forMLive Financial heavyweights Warren Buffet and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein unveiled a $20 million partnership Tuesday to support small businesses in Detroit. The lending program is part of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. Buffet co-chairs the national program with Michael Porter. Both were in Detroit, along with Gov. Rick Snyder, Mayor Dave Bing and several small business owners. Goldman Sachs is committing $15 million...

By Erin Piscopink

11:35 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Nov 22

Plans for Cass/Canfield Site Announced

Read the Detroit Free Press article in its original format HERE $60-Million Mixed-Use Development at Wayne State University to Include Hotel A parking lot at Cass and Canfield in Midtown Detroit will be turned into a nine-story mixed-use building under an agreement approved today by the Wayne State University Board of Governors. The $60-million-plus development is expected to open in 2016. The building will include approximately 248 market-rate apartments, 19,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, a hotel with up to 120 rooms and a conference center with capacity for up to 300...

By Erin Piscopink

5:30 PM

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Nov 14

Renovations Start on Forest Arms

Read The Detroit News article in its original format HERE Renovations Start on Gutted Midtown Apartment Complex The goal to add 5,000 residential units in Midtown continued Thursday with the start of renovations at the historic Forest Arms, a fire-ravaged apartment complex once slated for demolition. The Forest Arms, a few blocks south of Wayne State University's main campus, is expected to have 70 apartments ready for occupancy in 2015. That's the year the building will turn 110 years old. It barely made it past 103. Five years ago, a fire gutted the 59,908-square-building, located on...

By Erin Piscopink

5:40 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods, Cass Park, Medical Center

Nov 08

TechTown Living Room – The Next Big Thing in Midtown

Read this post in its original format on the Knight Foundation website HERE TechTown Living Room – The Next Big Thing in Midtown Detroit Today is a big day for Detroit. Despite negative national headlines and the Detroit city government in bankruptcy, Midtown Detroit Inc. is being honored as an example of a global best practice in real estate development. Yes, a global best practice. Midtown Detroit Inc. has been awarded the ULI Global Award for Excellence – which is widely recognized as the real estate industry's most prestigious honor. The award, bestowed by the Urban Land Institute,...

By Erin Piscopink

8:25 AM

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