Nov 14

Turquoise Boutique Moves to Midtown

After operating her store on the west side of the state for a few year, Monalise Green has returned to Detroit and opened Turquoise Boutique in Midtown. The shop features women's wear and accessories and is located at 3711 Woodward. Open Monday – Saturday from 10 AM – 6 PM and by appointment on Sundays. Learn more HERE

By Erin Piscopink

10:00 AM

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Nov 04

La Feria Opens

La Feria is now open daily for lunch and dinner. Small plates of authentic Spanish cuisine including tortilla Espanola and grilled sardines are served alongside sangria, wine, and beer. The restaurant is named for a festival that takes place each spring in Seville, Spain - the hometown of head chef Pilar Baron-Hidalgo. She and business partners Elias and Naomi Khalil were the winners of the 2012 Hatch Detroit Competition.   More information HERE

By Erin Piscopink

11:00 AM

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Oct 22

Melt Espresso and Gelato Shop Now Open

Visit their Facebook page for more information HERE

By Erin Piscopink

9:00 AM

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Oct 21

Midtown Featured on PBS Newshour

Detroit Residents Work to Engage the Community with Signs of Hope, Resurgence PBS Newshour October 21 SUMMARY Detroit residents are hoping to breathe new life into their communities, despite the city's filing for bankruptcy earlier this year. Neighborhoods are working to attract developers to rehab blighted buildings, create new jobs and assist would-be buyers and renters. Jeffrey Brown reports on the optimism driving their efforts.   Watch the video or read the transcript HERE

By Erin Piscopink

6:00 PM

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Oct 18

Detroit's Garden Theater, Built in 1912, Reopens

Read the MLive article in its original format HERE (photos and video available)   Detroit's Garden Theater, Built in 1912, Reopens Eric Lacy forMLive   DETROIT, MI - The historic Garden Theater in Detroit's Midtown, more than a century old, is officially back from the dead. This 32,000-square-foot venue at 3919 Woodward, closed for several years, reopened Thursday night with a concert from Deltron 3030, an alternative hip hop supergroup. Check out photos in the gallery above and slideshow below of the revitalization. The Garden Theater appeared to have a smooth opening and has a sound...

By Erin Piscopink

8:52 AM

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Oct 03

America's Thanksgiving Day Parade Gets Bigger

Read the Free Press article in its original format HERE   America's Thanksgiving Day Parade Gets Bigger, Picks up Art Van as Sponsor B.J. Hammerstein forDetroit Free Press This year's 87th annual America's Thanksgiving Parade will step off in front of the Detroit Institute of Arts in Midtown, extending the celebratory march down Woodward, Parade Company officials and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced Thursday. Last year's parade began at Woodward and Mack and traveled about a mile and a half. This year, beginning at Woodward and Kirby, the march south on Woodward is just over 2 miles...

By Erin Piscopink

10:32 AM

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Oct 08

$30 Million Fund for Woodward Development

Read the Free Press article in its orignial format HERE   Woodward Avenue Housing Gets $30M Financing Fund, Relief for Developers JC Reindl for theDetroit Free Press A $30.25-million fund has been launched to help developers build more market-rate and moderate-income residential projects in Detroit's Woodward corridor, including the trendy Midtown area. Set up by a group of philanthropic organizations and banks, the Woodward Corridor Investment Fund will provide long-term, fixed-rate loans for mixed-income projects that also feature a commercial component. The loans will offer more...

By Erin Piscopink

1:23 PM

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Sep 01

Spotlight on Sue Mosey in Hour Detroit

Read the Hour Detroit Magazine article in its original format HERE End Game Monica Mercer for Hour Magazine   As Detroiters continue to bask in Midtown's glow, community powerhouse Sue Mosey says there's plenty more work to do   Some important things fell into place three years ago in Midtown. National investors started grabbing real estate, land, and attention. People steadily moved there, creating a housing shortage. Entrepreneurs set up shop to sell cappuccinos and clothes. Long anchored by some of Detroit's best cultural assets, Midtown, it seemed, had finally upgraded to an urban...

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Aug 22

School-to-Lofts Project gets $1 Million Incentive

View the MLive article in its original format HERE   State gives Midtown Detroit school-to-lofts project $1 million incentive David Muller for MLive   The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has announced a $1 million performance-based loan to 609 E. Kirby Lofts LLC, which plans to convert the historic Tushiya United Hebrew School on the 600 block of E. Kirby Street to residential lofts.   Once complete, the $6.6 million project will include 25 market-rate housing units and a parking lot. In addition to the state incentive, the city of Detroit has approved a 12-year tax...

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9:14 AM

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Aug 06

As Detroit Flounders, Its Art Scene Flourishes

View the New York Times article in its original format HERE   As Detroit Flounders, Its Art Scene Flourishes Courtney Balestier for The New York Times   The night of June 20 was the Detroit native and photographer Sebastian Sullen’s first art exhibition, a group show called “Art Ethereal: Beauty and the Beast,” named for his contradictory subject: his city’s majestic architecture and scarred urban blight. Part of a monthly event called Third Thursday, the show packed the Detroit Mercantile Company, a retro general store and event space. There were carrot cake, beer from a nano-brewery...

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12:10 PM

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