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

Apr 22

The NEIdeas Application process opens on Thursday, May 7th

The New Economy Initiative (NEI) is excited to announce the launch of the second year of NEIdeas: Rewarding Ideas for Businesses Growth. NEIdeas provides $500,000 in cash awards to existing small businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park through two challenges: the $10k Challenge (30 awards) and the $100k Challenge (2 awards). Beyond the cash awards, NEIdeas surfaces existing small businesses, three-years of age and older, and connects them to resources. All applicants will be made aware of opportunities to connect to service providers in the entrepreneurial ecosystem that can...

By Elise Fields

7:13 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Mar 23

The Hudson-Webber Foundation has released the update to the 7.2 SQ MI data report on Greater Downtown Detroit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Second Edition of “7.2 SQ MI” Report Provides New Data Snapshot of Greater Downtown Detroit Report serves as a tool for investment and measurement in city’s core   March 23, 2015 (Detroit) – A partnership of the Hudson-Webber Foundation, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Midtown Detroit, Inc., Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and Invest Detroit  released today an updated “7.2 SQ MI” report that tells the continued data story of Greater Downtown Detroit.  First released in early 2013, the report provides a new snapshot capturing the information currently...

By Elise Fields

3:02 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Feb 18

The Wright Celebrates 50th Anniversary with “Oh, Freedom!” starring Patti Austin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Nikia Washington      [email protected]      (313) 494-5866 The Wright Celebrates 50th Anniversary with “Oh, Freedom!” starring Patti Austin Concert program Black History Month with Grammy Award-winning singer, community choir DETROIT, MI – February 10, 2015: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Ford Motor Company present "Oh, Freedom! A Musical Journey Through African American History," Sunday, March 1 beginning at 7 pm at the Detroit Opera House. This special production featuring Grammy Award-winner Patti Austin, a choir...

By Elise Fields

1:55 PM

Tagged: Art Center

Feb 17

Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience Returns To Midtown In April

Signature Midtown Arts Event Expands to 10 Days over 3 Weeks and Adds Cultural Venues in Downtown and Eastern Market DETROIT, Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience (AXD) will take over Midtown Detroit this spring as the free, 10-day arts experience celebrates Detroit's arts scene for three weekends, beginning April 9 and continuing through April 26 (April 9-12, 16-19, and 25-26). The third edition of AXD will feature an exciting collection of dance, literary, musical and theatrical performances, film screenings, visual arts installations, workshops,...

By Elise Fields

11:21 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods