Aug 05

Whole Foods CEO 'Exceeding Our Wildest Expectations'

View the MLive article in its original format HERE   Whole Foods CEO Tells Bloomberg New Detroit Store 'Exceeding Our Wildest Expectations' David Muller for MLive   About eight weeks ago Whole Foods Market opened arguably one of the highest-anticipated retail stores in Detroit in recent years, throwing up the doors to a 21,000-square-foot location at Woodward and Mack avenues in Midtown.   And as it is with all things Detroit, along with the pomp and circumstance that came with the grand opening on June 5 and something that seemed to resemble progress, there was also a less-loud but...

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Aug 04

Nearly 24 Businesses Have Opened in Midtown This Past Year

View the Crain’s Detroit Business Article in its original format HERE   Midtown Magnet: Nearly 24 Businesses Have Opened in Past Year Sherri Welch for Crain’s Detroit Business   Nearly two dozen restaurants, stores and service businesses have opened in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood over the past year -- and at least a dozen more are on the way in the coming months.  Visitors and residents alike can wander through stores such as Nora, with its Scandinavian housewares, Japanese pottery and Detroit jewelry; Hugh, a bachelor-inspired personal accessories, home décor, furniture and lighting...

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Aug 04

Njia Kai Puts Her Passion into Action to Benefit Community

View the Detroit Free Press article in its original format HERE   Arts and Culture Crusader Njia Kai Puts Her Passion into Action to Benefit Community Cassandra Spratling for Detroit Free Press   It didn’t look like the African World Festival would happen last year. Detroit’s dire finances had virtually shut down the festival’s Hart Plaza home along the Detroit River.   “The city had cut our funding so we had no money to put on this festival,” recalls Juanita Moore, president of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, which presents the annual celebration of African and...

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Aug 01

Detroit’s Garden Bowl Celebrates Its Centennial

View the CBS Detroit article in its original format HERE   Detroit’s Garden Bowl Celebrates Its Centennial Marie Osborne for CBS Detroit   The Garden Bowl on Thursday celebrated 100 years of operation in downtown Detroit. The bowling alley has catered to generations of bowlers in the city — and, today, the Garden Bowl offers bowling with the lights off, spinning mirror balls, smoke machines and glow-in-the-dark lanes.   Talking to WWJ Newsradio 950′s Marie Osborne, owner Joe Zainea said Garden Bowl remains a relevant gathering place for Detroiters.   “Today it is the oldest commercial...

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Jul 28

Reinvigorating a Detroit Neighborhood, Block By Block

View the article in its original format or listen to the NPR interview HERE   Reinvigorating a Detroit Neighborhood, Block By Block Sonari Glinton for NPR   The debt-laden city of Detroit has been an incubator for new strategies in urban revitalization, including a downtown People Mover, casinos, urban farms, artist colonies and large scale down-sizing. In the wake of the city's bankruptcy, many in the community are thinking small.   Just outside of downtown Detroit is a neighborhood called Midtown. Like many hip, urban neighborhoods, it's got hipsters on fixed geared bikes, yoga studios...

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Jul 23

Businesses Bring New Buzz to Historic New Center Area

View the Detroit News article in its original format HERE   Businesses Bring New Buzz to Historic New Center Area Maureen McDonald for The Detroit News   Another Detroit neighborhood is showing signs of resurgence.   New Center, once the world headquarters of General Motors and a shopping Mecca that included Sak’s Fifth Avenue and Crowley’s Department Store, is carving its own niche at the corner of Grand Boulevard and Second Street, bolstered by the business boom downtown and in Midtown.   “Revitalizing the New Center area is a fun project of ours,” said Andy Gutman, president of the...

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Jul 31

Go! Sy Thai Now Open

Go! Sy Thai, a quick service version of the company’s other Metro Detroit locations is now open at the corner of Cass and Canfield. They’re open daily from 11AM – 9PM and their menu includes noodle, rice, and curry dishes. Visit their site HERE

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Jan 28

Export-Import Bank opens office in Techtown

The expert finance center, one of 11 around the country, is designed to help local businesses of all sizes export their products to overseas markets. From the Article:Helping Michigan companies reach out to overseas buyers is expected to translate into millions of dollars and many new jobs . The bank, an independent federal agency, helps companies with working capital guarantees, expert-credit insurance and financing to help those overseas buy American products and services. Read the full Free Press article HERE

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Jun 19

Science Center's New Exhibit Explores 'Science of Rock 'n' Roll'

The new exhibit at the Science Center digs into the basics of sound (melody, rhythm, timbre) with a series of interactive tables. From the Article:"Science of Rock 'n' Roll" brings a distinct twist, tracing more than half a century's worth of musical evolution through the lens of technological development.Don't let that clinical description throw you: The seven-gallery "Science of Rock 'n' Roll" does its thing with a bold and boisterous oomph, teeming with colorful rock visuals, stage lights, stacks of guitar amps and plenty of ways to dig your hands in. There's a slew of rock...

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Jul 06

Shinola Opens Detroit Flagship Store

Shinola, Maker of American-Crafted Bikes and Watches, opened its Detroit retail store on June 28 and had thousands of visitors during its first weekend. From the Article:Shinola is the first company in decades to make luxury watches in the United States, and they're putting a refined spin on Detroit's manufacturing legacy in the process. The Swiss parts are assembled at their factory, which is housed in a historic building that used to be home to a General Motors design studio and now is a part of the city's College for Creative Studies. Bikes are assembled on-site at the store,...

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