First-year Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell and his wife Cheryl have plans to help a school on the city’s east side get more technologically advanced.
Jim Caldwell revealed Wednesday plans for he and his wife’s foundation to add a hi-tech “21st century classroom” to the Detroit Lions Academy at 10101 E. Canfield.
Property owners in downtown Detroit voted 86 percent in favor of creating a Business Improvement Zone, essentially giving themselves a tax assessment to keep money in a fund used to keep the city’s core pleasant that had been kept afloat by corporate sponsors.
Last weekend three Metro Detroit breweries were given gold and bronze medals at the World Beer Cup in Denver, which included 1,403 breweries from 58 countries.
The Southwest Detroit Business Association is kicking off a $6.4 million project that will replace the lighting system along a 2.3-mile stretch of W. Vernor Highway.
Detroit City Council narrowly agreed on Monday to a new lease agreement with Detroit Red Wings owner Olympia Entertainment for the Joe Louis Arena, despite concerns of lost television revenue and the future of the arena itself, among other things.
Read more to find out details of the lease, as well as concerns with Olympia Entertainment & JLA.
Two restaurant owners want to rebuild a western Michigan barn from the 1880s in Detroit as a venue for events such as weddings, an art gallery or some other new use.
Scott Lowell and Carolyn Howard, the married co-owners of the Traffic Jam and Snug Restaurant, told the Detroit Free Press that they had the roughly 7,500-square-foot wooden barn disassembled, loaded onto a flatbed trailer and trucked to Detroit.
One of downtown Detroit’s largest vacant lots is sailing towards residential redevelopment. Yesterday, preliminary DEGC approval was granted to a project called Statler City, a sprawling apartment/retail complex promising to rise from the empty Statler Hotel site in 2016.
“For the last couple years we estimate the direct spend will have been in excess of $5 million (each year),” O’Callaghan, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau executive vice president and chief operating officer, said.
That’s money that fans spend at bars, at restaurants, on parking and for anything else they need to support a day-long celebration that often begins around 7 a.m.
Batch owner Steven announced Friday it is indeed moving forward with plans, albeit at a different location. Company co-founder Steven Roginson said the build-out at the large, historic Corktown building at 1444 Michigan Ave. was becoming too cumbersome, and so the brewing company is instead opening at 1400 Porter St., which is also in Corktown.
"It’s definitely more turn-key than the space we were in, but there’s certainly some work that needs to be done," Roginson said of 1400 Porter.
The Roxbury Group says a five-story development it has planned atop a 10-floor parking garage at 150 Michigan Ave. will offer “unobstructed views” of downtown Detroit.