Sep 17

Chase's Jamie Dimon hails Detroit's recovery

By John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press3:42 p.m. EDT September 17, 2015   Thursday was Detroit Day for JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon. Starting with an opinion piece praising Detroit’s revitalization in the Wall Street Journal, Dimon, Chase’s chairman and CEO, visited Detroit to help cut the ribbon on a Chase-backed apartment redevelopment in Midtown and to address the Detroit Economic Club. Later, he was scheduled to tape a segment for Sunday’s "Meet the Press" public affairs show with moderator Chuck Todd of "NBC News," who also led the conversation with Dimon at the Economic Club luncheon...

By Chris Hughes

3:42 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Sep 06

Midtown leather shop brings ex-Hollywood actor home

By Tom Walsh, Detroit Free Press Columnist 12:55 p.m. EDT September 6, 2015 In a fortuitous twist on a homecoming story, Detroit has the Screen Actors Guild strike of 1981 to thank  for the arrival next month of a luxury leather goods shop to occupy an old grocery store site in Midtown. Will Leather Goods, from Eugene, Ore., is the new arrival,  the latest in a series of distinctive national retailers transforming the area, following the likes of Shinola, Willys, Whole Foods and Carhartt. And it’s all because William Adler, a suddenly out-of-work actor in Los Angeles, switched careers...

By Chris Hughes

12:55 PM

Tagged: North Cass

Sep 03

Cinema Detroit moving to new home this fall

John Monaghan, Special to the Detroit Free Press 12:13 a.m. EDT September 3, 2015 Cinema Detroit, which screens alternative movies in two auditoriums at the former Burton International School on Cass Avenue, will move its operations to the Furniture Factory performance space at 4126 3rd St., just south of Willis, beginning next month. Theater organizers Paula and Tim Guthat plan to have two auditoriums outfitted with new digital projectors up and running by Oct. 1 in their new location, which is closer  to the heart of Detroit's thriving Midtown area. Until then, they will continue to...

By Chris Hughes

12:13 AM

Tagged: North Cass

Aug 28

Carhartt Opens New Detroit Flagship Store

By JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press2:21 a.m. EDT August 28, 2015   Carhartt, the rugged work apparel maker, opened its first modern retail store Thursday in Detroit. The long-awaited store, located at 5800 Cass Ave. near Wayne State University, will also serve as the company’s new retail flagship. It is the 20th company-owned store for Carhatt, which is headquartered in Dearborn and got its start in Detroit in 1889. Carhartt traditionally sold the majority of its products through wholesale outlets and department stores such as Sears, but in 2010 it began establishing Carhartt retail stores...

By Chris Hughes

2:21 AM

Tagged: North Cass

Aug 06

HGTV speeds ahead with Gillis mansion rehab work

By John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press The Ransom Gillis mansion, long a symbol of decay in Detroit's Brush Park district, will be completely renovated and ready for new occupants in a few weeks. On Thursday executives of the Quicken Loans/Rock Ventures family of companies, which owns the mansion, joined HGTV host Nicole Curtis of the show "Rehab Addict" on a media tour of the home. Built in the 1870s at the height of Brush Park's elegance, the home barely survived decades of blight with only its brick walls intact. But workers over the past month have been working to stabilize the...

By Chris Hughes

2:15 PM

Tagged: Brush Park

Jul 27

City to Launch New "ParkDetroit" System

Time expires for city's old parking meters To use new ParkDetroit system, including 4 new vendors, know your license plate number By Marti BenedettiSpecial to Crain's Detroit Business Detroit COO Gary Brown and Municipal Parking Director Norman White will reveal on Tuesday details of a new high-tech parking system for downtown Detroit and nearby neighborhoods.  The new partially solar-powered, multi-space kiosks will eliminate almost all of the old city meters. They are scheduled to be in place within a few weeks. Once installed, 500 kiosk pay stations will replace about 3,000 meters...

By Elise Fields

10:35 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Jul 23

Detroit viaducts to get makeover

Detroit viaducts to get makeover   Michael H. Hodges, Detroit News Fine Arts Writer9 a.m. EDT July 23, 2015 (Photo: Reflector Midtown Viaduct project)   Three scary underpasses on Cass, Second and Third avenues in Detroit are about to get big-time makeovers by teams of artists in Detroit and Ann Arbor. Winners of the viaduct competition are bioLINIA and New D Media Arts, both of Detroit, and r+d LAB in Ann Arbor. Each team will get $75,000 to build out the project. Formal announcement will be made by Midtown Detroit Inc. Thursday. BioLINIA will install “Reflector” in the Cass...

By Elise Fields

12:48 PM

Tagged: Tech Town

Jul 08

Apartments at 678 Selden

Next up for Midtown: Apartments at 678 Selden   Midtown Detroit's latest apartment project will transform a derelict structure at 678 Selden into a residential development with 28 apartments. The project will transform a 22,796-square-foot vacant apartment building constructed in 1922 into a mixed-use development meant to increase the density and the walkability of the block. The $3.7-million project, which includes a state performance grant and a $1.5-million construction loan, calls for 28 apartments and two commercial spaces in the building. It will be called the H.R. Finn Apartments...

By Elise Fields

11:58 AM

Tagged: North Cass

May 27

Midtown boom starts to shake up New Center

Midtown Detroit, Inc. made Crain's Detroit with the announcement of movement in the New Center area of Midtown.  Check out the full article below. 

By Elise Fields

2:07 PM

Tagged: New Center

May 04

Kit and Ace Coming to Midtown

Kit and Ace shop coming to Midtown this summer Lauren Abdel-Razzaq, The Detroit News11:32 p.m. EDT April 30, 2015 This summer, Midtown will become home to one of the U.S.’s first Kit and Ace shops, a rapidly expanding cashmere blend T-shirt franchise, poised to add more than 50 stores worldwide by year’s end. The clothing brand is the creation of Shannon and JJ Wilson, the wife and son of Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson. Slated to open June 18, the shop will occupy about 750 square feet in Suite 106-4240 on Cass Avenue and sell mostly T-shirts. But JJ Wilson says he and his...

By Elise Fields

12:57 PM

Tagged: North Cass