Tens of thousands of people will converge on downtown Detroit Saturday for the annual Race for the Cure. The person behind it–Maureen Keenan Meldrum–is Detroit 2020′s Person of the Week.
New businesses are blooming in downtown Detroit and Midtown. Add Pot & Box to the list. Kyle Wiswall of Pot & Box told Detroit 2020, “We have traditional florist products but we do much more than that, we do floral design, container gardening.” And soon they’ll be doing it in Corktown. But for now—the D:hive location on Woodward is home…. Read more »
As a real estate agent, Stephen Reynolds has helped people move into the City of Detroit, but recently he has helped even more people move out. Many are leaving because of crime. And, according to Reynolds, “They’re looking at school districts and from an economical standpoint, high insurance, high home insurance”. A survey done last September for the Detroit News… Read more »
Campus Martius Park is looking for weekly food vendors and monthly market vendors in Cadillac Square. The Market at Campus Martius Park is going to feature dynamic retailers, artists, designers, crafters, vintage/antique dealers, craft-prepared food products, and distinctive apparel, home goods, and accessory brands. A comprehensive marketing and advertising program will spotlight the vendors to bring in more customers. Cadillac Square… Read more »
The soon-to-be Meijer at 8 Mile & Woodward is looking to hire more than 400 employees. The Grand Rapids based retailer said it is seeking to fill positions that are both full and part-time in all departments. Meijer will be the anchor of the new Gateway Marketplace. The store is set to open early this summer. It will be the… Read more »
D:hive has announced a new schedule of summer tours, to give visitors and longtime Detroiters an insider’s perspective of the city. “People are always amazed at what they see and learn on the tours, even if they’ve lived here their whole life,” says Jeanette Pierce, Director of Community Relations at D:hive. Pierce was the tour guide for a Detroit 2020… Read more »
From wxyz.com: Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr released his financial and operating plan to the state that reveals deep fiscal wounds and an impending cash flow crisis in the city of Detroit. The report indicates that the city of Detroit will run out of cash this summer if the city’s current financial strategy is not maintained and adjusted. “We’re in very… Read more »
Our person of the week is someone who has unified hundreds of fellow alumni to give back to their school located on the northwest side of Detroit. Marcy Feldman’s elementary school played a big part in her life. Now…it’s her mission. At a reunion, she told her former classmates at Pasteur Elementary School—it’s time to give back. “I said… Read more »
The coolers are all in place. The kitchen is ready. And in less than four weeks now, the Whole Foods store in Midtown will welcome customers. Larry Austin is the Store Team Leader. He provided Detroit 2020 with a first look inside. He told us, “I think there is a high expectation on Whole Foods Market in Detroit and we… Read more »
Organizers of Detroit’s effort to land the 2014-2016 X Games have just released the entire new video to support the city’s bid. Detroit is one of four cities that are finalists to host the ESPN X Games for three straight years, starting next year. The other finalists are Chicago, Charlotte, and Austin, Texas.