May 03

Want to start a business? Enter Hatch Detroit 2016

By John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press (Excerpt)  Comerica Bank and its Hatch Detroit entrepreneurial contest have begun accepting entries for its 2016 competition, seeking applicants hoping to start a brick-and-mortar retail operation in Detroit, Highland Park or Hamtramck. In addition to a grand prize of $50,000, Comerica this year is more than doubling its investment in the contest, committing to spending more than $125,000 on mentoring and other support for small businesses in the city. Read more about Hatch Detroit HERE.

By Chris Hughes

3:11 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Apr 21

Detroit's dining scene continues to bloom

By Melody Baetens, The Detroit News (Excerpt) A cheeseburger spring roll in Cass Corridor; farm-fresh rabbit in Hazel Park; 50 craft cocktails at a 50-seat restaurant in a Detroit alley; an expertly twice-cooked egg on a bed of greens near the Detroit Institute of Arts. These are some of the vignettes of Metro Detroit’s restaurant scene that are making the area a growing dining destination that is gaining more steam with each cluster of hotly anticipated openings. Read more about Detroit's dining scene HERE.

By Chris Hughes

11:55 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Apr 19

New life for Forest Arms as $10 million redevelopment opens next month to residents

By Kirk Pinho, Crains Detroit Business (Excerpt) It reportedly took three hours to put out a February 2008 fire at the Forest Arms apartment building in Midtown, which claimed a man's life and injured two others. Then it took more than eight years and nearly $10 million to get the 1905 building rebuilt. It's finally ready to open to some residents May 1. Read more about Forest Arms HERE.

By Chris Hughes

3:00 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Apr 17

Investors queue up for QLine: Real estate deals show economic clout of mass transit project

By Robert Snell, Crain's Detroit Business (Excerpt) Real estate investors have spent more than $1 billion acquiring properties near the QLine rail route, gobbling up buildings near future rail stations and in Highland Park in hopes the project will be extended northward. The activity — including more than $350 million worth of property acquisitions by QLine backer and Quicken Loans Inc.and Rock Ventures LLC founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert — illustrates the economic impact of several developments along the Woodward Avenue corridor. Those include the rail line, a possible bus rapid...

By Chris Hughes

8:00 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Mar 22

Work underway on $65M Scott at Brush Park development

By: John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press (Excerpt) "With so many of downtown Detroit's empty buildings already being renovated, developers have begun to build ground-up projects to meet rising demand for apartments and retail shops. On Monday, Mayor Mike Duggan and other business and civic leaders celebrated one such project, the $65-million Scott at Brush Park mixed-use project." Read more about the Scott at Brush Park HERE.

By Chris Hughes

8:11 AM

Tagged: Brush Park

Mar 15

Grey Ghost restaurant to settle in former Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe Space

By: Laura Cassar, Crain's Detroit Business (Excerpt) "Grey Ghost, a new meat-centered restaurant and cocktail bar, has found a home in Midtown Detroit. "Simple, raw and clean" is how partner and chef John Vermiglio described the restaurant's newly announced space at 47 E. Watson St. at Woodward Avenue in Detroit, former home of Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe, which closed in 2014." Read more about Grey Ghost HERE.

By Chris Hughes

5:45 AM

Tagged: Brush Park

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