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was that place any good? what kind of food?
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was that place any good? what kind of food?
They're known for their amazing chicken shawarma. The only downside is once you try it, no shawarma is going to come anywhere near how amazing their's is. Highly recommended. They have 4 other locations in Detroit and one in Royal Oak.

Motown Museum receives $5 million gift from Mackenzie Scott

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DETROIT (WXYZ) — As they continue to fundraise for their planned expansion, the Motown Museum is celebrating a $5 million gift from Mackenzie Scott.

Scott is a novelist and philanthropist, as well as the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

“Motown Museum is just over the moon that Mackenzie Scott selected us to be one of her nonprofit gift recipients,” said Motown Museum Chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry in a news release. “As a leading cultural institution, Ms. Scott felt a powerful connection to our mission of inspiring future generations — particularly youth and people of color in Detroit — to identify and amplify the power of their unique artistic talents and extraordinary entrepreneurial aspirations. This generous and meaningful $5 million gift significantly impacts our ongoing fundraising efforts and brings us closer to bringing the expanded Motown Museum to our Detroit community and visitors from around the world.”
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MSU press release today on the Apple Developer Academy, planned to open this October in the First National Building -

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Michigan State University today announced the Gilbert Family Foundation, in partnership with the Rock Family of Companies, will support the new Apple Developer Academy in Detroit, a transformative education collaboration between Apple and MSU and the first Apple Developer Academy in North America...



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Old Posted Jun 17, 2021, 8:48 PM
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Old Posted Jun 18, 2021, 9:05 PM
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Drove by a bit ago and 3363 Michigan has been torn down. The corner building has been spared, though. Hopefully it can still be renovated. It doesn’t look like it suffered much at all from the fire.
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Drove by a bit ago and 3363 Michigan has been torn down. The corner building has been spared, though. Hopefully it can still be renovated. It doesn’t look like it suffered much at all from the fire.
Bummer / too bad, but not at all surprising.

Trade that with some good news - albeit paywalled - for the 92-unit Petit Bateau project -

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Stephen Ross, The Platform plan new housing in District Detroit area
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The Detroit City Council is considering the $500,000 sale of about 1.08 acres of property at the northeast corner of Charlotte and Third streets to Third and Charlotte Limited Dividend Housing Association LLC, an entity that lists Jennifer McCool, chief legal officer for Ross' New York City-based Related Cos., in its incorporation documents.

A City Council document says Third and Charlotte Limited Dividend Housing Association plans 75 apartments and parking on five city-owned properties at 676 Charlotte, 708 Charlotte, 3126 Third, 3136 Third and 3154 Third.

The proposed property deal is going to Detroit City Council's planning and economic development standing committee meeting Thursday, and would need to be discussed there before going to the full body for a final vote.

New Eastern Market office space planned
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Developer eyes creation of more office space in "transition" time for the asset class

Eastern Market building expected to be turned into 55,000 square feet of office space

Project would be another effort to add office to city's food district east of downtown

The building at 2529 Orleans St. in Eastern Market is targeted for a redevelopment as office and commercial space.



Innovative technologies planned for Gordie Howe International Bridge
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Details have yet to be confirmed but seamless functions for commercial and passenger users is a critical aspect of the bridge design, said Mark Butler, communications director for the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority.

Features so far include dedicated truck lanes on the bridge and points of entries; driver-friendly road lighting; safety design accommodations such as dealing with truck breakdowns with minimal impact on traffic flow, and an on-site weather monitoring station for notifications of weather conditions, Butler said.

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Other technology and design highlights Butler shared include:
  • Demand-driven dedicated lanes
  • Travel time detection systems for border wait time
  • Intelligent transportation system video to capture unauthorized movement near trucks
  • Trucking companies geofencing — a location-based service to monitor activities — and supply chain security programs
  • Lane control and traveler information systems

City Club Apartments Opens in Downtown Detroit, Overlooks Grand Circus Park
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City Club Apartments — Central Business District Detroit, which offers 288 short- and long-term furnished and short-term unfurnished apartments and penthouses, has opened along Washington Boulevard, at Park Avenue. The seven-story, mixed-use property, which is adjacent to Grand Circus Park, offers 396 underground valet parking spaces with EV charging stations.

Replacing the landmark Statler Hotel, the new property includes 13,000 square feet of retail space. In the coming weeks, new offerings will include The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group’s Statler Bistro, an American/French Bistro and Market on the first floor, with a planned opening of early fall 2021.

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In addition, Michigan-based Premier Pet Supply will open this summer on the first floor of the new property. The 3,000-square-foot store will face Grand Circus Park and carry a full line of national products, specialty items, and holistic goods.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2021, 5:47 AM
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Glad to hear about the Ross/The Platform development. There needs to be more development to close the gap in those blocks between Midtown and downtown.
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Some Brush Park before & afters. The first one might have been shared already. The second is of the Henry Glover House -




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This was posted on Bedrock's Facebook page a few days ago:

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This was posted on Bedrock's Facebook page a few days ago:

This has already been discussed in the Hudson’s Site thread.
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I can’t wait to see how Bricktown-Greektown, Lafayette Park & Eastern Market merge together once 375 & the Gratiot connector are repurposed as surface streets.

Here’s a rendering of the Eastern Market development.

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I hadn't noticed in person that the Canadian tower crane is red and the US one is blue. I'm guessing that's not a coincidence, lol.
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Thanks for sharing. Don't forget, there's a dedicated thread for the Gordie Howe International Bridge, for updates like this.
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Detroit Public Theatre finds a permanent home in Midtown

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A 102-year-old garage in Midtown will be revived into the permanent home of Detroit Public Theatre (DPT). The exterior building renovation is done, and work is starting to renovate the interior into a black box theatre, bar and lobby, rehearsal space, dressing room, and bookshop.

Since its founding in 2015, DPT has mainly staged plays at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. A space committee formed within the group to locate a more permanent home for the theatre to accommodate their growth. They knew they wanted to stay in Midtown, around other cultural institutions. Sue Mosey from Midtown Detroit Inc. showed them the building at 3960 Third Avenue, and DPT signed a long-term lease.






Gratiot/7 Mile neighborhoods to see blight removal, streetscapes, park improvements

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On Thursday evening, the city will present plans for improvement to the areas around 7 Mile and Gratiot. With 1,500 vacant structures in the region, blight removal is a key priority for residents.

It's the last of 10 areas impacted by the Strategic Neighborhood Fund (SNF). The city has worked with corporations, as well as the Affordable Housing Leverage Fund and Detroit Housing for the Future Fund, to support the revitalization of neighborhoods and preserving or building new affordable housing. Earlier this year, plans were presented for the East Warren and Cody Rouge neighborhoods.

Plans for the northeast neighborhoods, in an area bordered by 8 Mile, Kelly Road, Houston-Whittier Street, and Schoenherr Road, include:

Neighborhood stabilization. 139 unsalvageable buildings will be demolished under the first round of Prop N spending in the area. Some vacant buildings will be repurposed; the city will soon release an RFP for the Burbank School (seen above), which could be senior living or community space.

Enhancing commercial corridors. This includes slowing down traffic, creating better connections between residents and parks, and improving access to business resources. The city will work with the state on improvements to Gratiot.

Access to recreation. Residents need upgraded access to playground and exercise spaces. Heilmann Memorial Playfield will see improved playscapes, wayfinding, rain gardens, and resurfacing of courts and walking paths.
City Club Apartments Lafayette Park Opens After Redevelopment

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Detroit’s City Club Apartments Lafayette Park — formerly known as Elmwood Park Plaza — opened Thursday after a complete redevelopment.

The 18-story mixed-use apartment community built by Toby and David Holtzman and Holtzman and Silverman in the early 1970s was one of the first mixed-use apartment communities in the nation and included a Detroit Public Library branch, retail, and a Farmer Jack grocery store. The library remains a tenant today.


Hagerty Moving Concours d’Elegance of America to Detroit in 2022

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Hagerty, an automotive enthusiast brand offering membership products, programs, and specialty insurance, announced Wednesday that it plans to host the annual Concours d’Elegance of America in Detroit next September.

The multi-site experience will be centered at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 2022. The events and shows have yet to be announced. This year’s show will take place July 23-25 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth Township, its host for a decade.

“We’re announcing two meaningful changes today — rescheduling from July to September and repositioning from the suburbs to downtown,” says McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. “This move honors Detroit’s heritage as a hub of commerce, industry, design, and culture. We couldn’t think of a better place to recognize the automobile than the Detroit Institute of Arts. It, and its 65,000 works of art, serve as the perfect backdrop as we celebrate the automobile — another signature achievement of mankind.”
Comcast Opens Second Xfinity Store in Detroit

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Comcast announced the opening of its second Xfinity retail store in Detroit at 1367 Eight Mile Rd. The 4,100-square-foot store is located in the Gateway Marketplace Shopping Center next to the former Michigan State Fairgrounds.

The space features hands-on displays and seating areas where customers can learn from trained technology specialists and interact with all Xfinity products, including internet, video, connected home solutions, and Xfinity Mobile.
Restoration of Ecologically Rare Area on Belle Isle Underway

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Restoration specialists with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are working to restore 200 acres of globally rare, forested wetland at the 2.5-mile-long island park in the Detroit River.

The area is one of the largest wet-mesic flatwoods in existence and one of only six high-quality occurrences left in Michigan, providing habitat for a variety of rare plants, wildlife, and migrating songbirds.

Restoring natural water flow, retaining surface water, and enhancing ecological integrity are the main goals of the project, which began work this past spring. There are a number of steps that will be taken, including:

Remove fill that existing trails were built on and replace with accessible boardwalks and primitive trails to restore surface drainage.
Remove unused roads that impede water flow.
Close Central Avenue in the winter months to protect plants from road salt and create additional nonmotorized winter recreation opportunities.
Repair, add or remove culverts and ditch systems associated with roads.
Plant native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and wetland plants where infrastructure is removed or altered.
Control invasive plant species.


Mister Dips burger and ice cream spot opening in downtown Detroit

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Mister Dips, a burger and soft-serve ice cream spot, is set to open at noon Thursday in Parker's Alley, a walkway behind the Shinola Hotel that stretches from Grand River to John R in downtown Detroit.

From award-winning New York-based chef Andrew Carmellini's NoHo Hospitality Group, Mister Dips is another piece in the group's area offerings. Also under NoHo there's nearby San Morello, the Brakeman and Penny Red's.

Mister Dips burgers are often compared to Shake Shack burgers because the size is similar and it's served on a potato bun. Eater New York described Mister Dips as "Shake Shack on Acid."
This is behind a paywall but worth mentioning. 4300 square feet leased in The Farwell:

Cleveland-based luxury retailer Xhibition to open store in Detroit's Capitol Park
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^ Lots of good news in there! The DPT project is neat.

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There should be mountings like these for traffic signals throughout the city because its much more safer than the ones strung overhead. That's my opinion.
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There should be mountings like these for traffic signals throughout the city because its much more safer than the ones strung overhead. That's my opinion.
Just from my own observations, these types of signals are becoming more and more popular throughout the state. I'm guessing that they are more resilient than the alternative. What I'm not sure is if it is built into municipal plans or codes to consistently install them. In Kalamazoo, for example, we still see both versions employed in new work, though typically if it is a more urban / dense location, the city (or county?) will install the poles, whenever they do significant road rework.

I don't think this was shared yet. The proposed new restroom facility & accessible seating at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheater unanimously passed at the HDC meeting a few weeks ago.




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Orthodox Rabbi Opening Tuition-Free, Nonreligious Charter School In Detroit

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Rabbi Yisrael Pinson runs the Chabad House in Detroit’s Midtown, a place for people to learn about Judaism and celebrate the Sabbath and other Jewish holidays.

But the orthodox rabbi tells "The Craig Fahle Show" he's adding to his mission: He's opening a tuition-free, nonreligious, public charter school, the Orchard Academy, for Detroit children, K-2 grades, this fall. Eventually, the school hopes to serve K-5.

The school is on Woodward Avenue and Calvert, in the city's North End neighborhood, in a building previously occupied by a CVS.
Bees in the D to open 'pollination center,' community garden in Detroit's Core City in 2022

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Amid "Pollinator Week," designated June 21-27, BITD announced that in the summer of 2022, Detroit's Core City will be home to a pollinator center and series of botanical gardens. The center and gardens will utilize the vacant lots in Core City, helping to rebuild the neighborhood.

“We love the central location,” Roest-Peterson says. “We love the natural vibe of the Core City area that is occurring there, and we actually already have some bees at a cut flower garden that's in Core City.” The pollinator center will house different plants and bees, providing exposure and education to the community.

Expanding past their goal of education, BITD hopes that the center will act as a community hub and work to connect the Core City community, as well as tourists, with nature.
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