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

Feb 10

Carhartt to bring rugged brand to trendy Midtown

By Tom Walsh, Detroit Free Press Columnist7:06 a.m. EST January 28, 2015 Carhartt, the 126-year-old Michigan maker of rugged jeans, jackets and work apparel — yet now also finding new fans in hipsters who value authenticity — will open its first Detroit retail store in late May or early June. Dearborn-based Carhartt will announce plans today to lease a three-story building at 5800 Cass Ave. in Detroit's Midtown area, just south of the I-94 freeway, which will house the flagship retail store and an attached parking garage with 75 spaces. "We have long had a desire and need to open a store...

By Elise Fields

8:27 AM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Feb 03

Midtown's empty Professional Plaza finding new life

  (Photo: Romain Blanquart/Detroit Free Press)   By John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press   Recently slated for demolition, the iconic 12-story Professional Plaza tower in Midtown Detroit will find new life as a 75-unit residential apartment and retail building in a $20-million project headed by Detroit-based Roxbury Group. David DiRita, a principal in Roxbury, said the renovation, to be known as the Plaza, could be ready for residents to move in by late 2016. There will be about 2,000 square feet of retail on the first floor. Besides saving a prominent example of mid-century modern...

By Elise Fields

11:39 AM

Tagged: Medical Center

Jan 05

Hopcat Opens to Rave Reviews

The old Agave restaurant building has found new life as Hopcat Detroit, a 130-tap craft beer bar and music venue. The bar’s December 10th opening was a massive success with nearly 1,000 people lining up to check out Hopcat’s newest (and largest) location. Opening day also saw a world record-setting 120 tap takeover by Shorts Brewing Co. Hopcat’s new home is the result of a massive $3.3 million renovation and has a 700 person capacity. It includes an upstairs music venue and heated outdoor beer garden for year round use. It’s main floor can seat 215 and approximately half of the 130 beers...

By Trent Design

1:00 PM

Tagged: All Neighborhoods

Nov 17

Addison Eatery opens in Midtown

Stylishly casual Addison Eatery debuts on Woodward Sylvia Rector, Detroit Free Press Restaurant Critic   Outside the new Addison Eatery's front windows, Woodward Avenue is a sea of construction barrels. But inside the dining room, the atmosphere is polished, relaxed and welcoming, and the dishes coming out of the kitchen are so appealing, it's easy to forgive any traffic issues. Replacing the former Atlas Global Bistro, the Addison opened quietly Oct. 24 and is serving only breakfast and lunch for now. Dinner will be added after the restaurant's liquor license arrives in about six weeks...

By Elise Fields

6:52 AM

Tagged: Cass Park

Nov 14

WSU starts public part of $750M campaign

WSU starts public part of $750M campaign By Tom Henderson Wayne State University unveiled its latest fundraising campaign last week, a $750 million initiative called Pivotal Moments: Our Campaign for Wayne State University. The Detroit school plans to complete the campaign in 2018 to coincide with the school's 150th anniversary. WSU President M. Roy Wilson told Crain's last week that the goal is to lift the school into the top ranks of public urban research universities in the U.S. Visit www.crainsdetroit.com for the full article/

By Elise Fields

12:01 PM

Tagged: Wayne State

Nov 14

The Oakland's owner to open restaurant in Midtown

Read the Detroit Free Press article in its original format HERE   The Oakland's owner to open Detroit restaurant  By Sylvia Rector, Detroit Free Press Restaurant Critic Sandy Levine — owner of the Oakland Art Novelty Co. craft cocktail bar in Ferndale — plans to open a restaurant in the Park Shelton building in Midtown Detroit next year in the former home of Rodin, he said today. Levine signed the lease last month and is already applying for a liquor license for what he is tentatively calling Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails. "I wasn't actively looking, but somehow I found this place...

By Elise Fields

11:25 AM

Tagged: Art Center