Mar 14

The Peterboro to open Thursday in Detroit's Cass Corridor

By: Laura Cassar, Crains Detroit Business  (Exerpt) "The Peterboro, a Chinese-American restaurant in Detroit's Cass Corridor, is scheduled to open Thursday.  "Coming off of Wright & Co., I thought Peterboro would be easy," said partner Dave Kwiatkowski, who also acted as general contractor on the project. Instead, when the walls came down between the original three 45-by-15-foot spaces, they discovered the floors had been poured after wall construction."   Read more about the Peterboro HERE

By Chris Hughes

2:44 PM

Tagged: Cass Park

Mar 09

DMC, Papa Joe's open $8.2 million food court

By: Marti Benedetti, Crains Detroit Business  (Exerpt) "Detroit Medical Center employees and visitors soon can choose from frozen yogurt to gourmet wood-fired pizzas to fresh fruit and vegetables with the addition of a new food court featuring nine restaurants. Restaurants in the DMC Midtown Marketplace that opened Wednesday are Sukhothai, Burger Bar Detroit, Chiqui's Mexican and Estia Greek Street Food. Starbuck’s, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt and regional favorites Kabob Grill, Papa Joe’s Gourmet Foods and Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina will open within the next few weeks.:  Read more about DMC...

By Chris Hughes

2:40 PM

Tagged: Medical Center

Feb 02

Downtown loses clothing boutique to North End

By: MJ Galbraith, Model D  (Exerpt) "Zarkpa's Purses and Accessories boutique has moved to the North End neighborhood. The lifestyle and clothing boutique celebrated two years of business with its grand re-opening at the new location. In addition to setting clothing and accessory trends, Zarkpa's hopes more businesses open in the North End."  Read more about Zarkpa's HERE.

By Chris Hughes

1:47 PM

Tagged: Adjacent Areas

Feb 16

Clarification on proposed Midtown Zoning ordinance

Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) would like to correct some of the information as it was presented in the recently published article in The Detroit News, “New Zoning in Midtown would emphasize walkability,” by Louis Aguilar, on February 15, 2016. For the full response, please go HERE.  

By Annmarie Borucki

11:54 AM

Tagged: North Cass, Wayne State

Feb 14

Birmingham florist Blossoms to open store in Midtown this spring

By: Sherri Welch, Crain's Detroit Business    (Excerpt) The owners of Birmingham-based florist Blossoms plan to bring a store back to Detroit this spring in the former Willis Showplace Bar building they've owned for more than 30 years in what is now Midtown. And they've leased the former bar space in the building, a former jazz hot spot shuttered in the mid-1970s for prostitution, to a West Coast investor who plans to reopen it this summer as a bar called Shag.   Read the rest of the article here.

By Chris Hughes

8:00 AM

Tagged: North Cass

Feb 09

How WSU and CCS transformed from commuter schools into 24-hour campus communities

By MJ Galbraith, Model D Media (Excerpt) "Most of the students in this year's freshman class at Wayne State University were just five years old in 2002. While they were attending kindergarten, officials at Wayne State were making what seemed like a big gamble – opening the university's first modern residence hall. They would go on to open a second in 2003 and a third in 2005. 1,800 beds and approximately $100 million later, Wayne State was deeply invested in transforming itself from a commuter school into what it is today, a campus that functions 24 hours a day, seven days a week." Read...

By Chris Hughes

3:57 PM

Tagged: Tech Town, Wayne State

Feb 03

Financing finalized for $65 million The Scott at Brush Park apartment development

By: Kirk Pinho, Crain's Detroit (Excerpt) "The financing package has been finalized for an under-construction multifamily development with 199 apartment units in Detroit that is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The $65 million The Scott at Brush Park project received a $37.75 million construction loan and a $4.91 million bridge loan from Fifth Third Bank, plus $4 million from Capital Impact Partners’ and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.’s Detroit Neighborhoods Fund LLC, $2 million from the Detroit Investment Fund and $2 million from Chase’s Invest Detroit Fund." Read More Here.

By Chris Hughes

11:51 AM

Tagged: Brush Park

Jan 31

Hotel, housing aim to debut with new Red Wings arena

By: Louis Aguilar, Detroit News (Excerpt) A new hotel and about 150 residential units are part of $196 million in planned development that aims to be up and running when the new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena debuts in September 2017, said Olympia Development of Michigan, the real estate arm of the billionaire Ilitch family.   Read More Here

By Chris Hughes

7:38 AM

Tagged: Cass Park

Jan 19

Detroit Shipyard Aims for July Opening in Detroit’s Midtown District

By: Adrienne Roberts, dbusiness Detroit Shipyard, a $1.4 million development that includes a mix of five restaurants, an outdoor stage, two bars, and gallery space built from huge shipping containers, is scheduled to open in Detroit’s Midtown district in July. Jonathan Hartzell, co-CEO and developer of Detroit Shipyard, says the development will be located at 474 Peterboro (near Cass), and next to the store, 8 Degrees Plato. He says he originally planned on opening Detroit Shipyard in Corktown, but after plans to buy land on Michigan Avenue failed, he looked to other neighborhoods in the...

By Chris Hughes

4:33 PM

Tagged: Cass Park

Jan 23

Restaurateur Zack Sklar to bring fried chicken chain to Midtown

By: Sherri Welch, Crain's Detroit The owners of some of the trendiest restaurants in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills are going from eclectic dishes to plastic foam plates with the opening of a 60-year-old Memphis classic,Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken, in Detroit's Midtown this summer. Led by local chef Zack Sklar, a member of the 2015 Crain's 20 in their 20s class, Peas & Carrots Hospitality is noted for some of the region's most popular restaurants — Social Kitchen & Barin Birmingham and Beau's Grillery and Mex in Bloomfield Hills. As part of $5 million in investments, Sklar...

By Chris Hughes

8:00 AM

Tagged: North Cass