What are your favorite Detroit’s gems? From restaurants and bakeries, to museums and stores, and everything in between…we’ve got ‘em all around our region. All next month, Detroit 2020 will be highlighting these gems.
What are the ones you’d like others to know about?
In Detroit, when the going gets tough, the tough start mowing. And this weekend, the Detroit mower gang is staging what they call the biggest, baddest mowing event ever. For that, Detroit 2020 is naming them our Persons of the Week. For three years, this group of volunteers on lawn tractors has given Detroit children places to play. Their… Read more »
A local pastor needs help with repairs after scrappers caused extensive damage to a shelter for homeless veterans. Pastor Cass Hudson acquired the property in the 10-thousand block of Orangelawn Street in Detroit this past December. Since then, he estimates thieves have broken into the place at least a dozen times, causing as much as $100,000 in damages. They stripped… Read more »
The Mackinac Policy Conference taking place May 29th through the 31st has largely been a Detroit affair. That has changed. A group from the west side of the state will be attending the conference in hopes of reaching out to help Detroit and Michigan. Jeff Vaughn traveled to Grand Rapids to meet with the leaders of the West Michigan Policy… Read more »
Midtown may be Motown’s biggest neighborhood success story. But many of the things that make midtown work are at play in other parts of the city too. Spend enough time along the Livernois corridor and you may begin to think of this area as “the next midtown” “Potentially, yes,” says Virginia Stanard, Director of Urban Design at the Detroit Collaborative… Read more »
It sits on a prime piece of Detroit real estate — right across the street from Cobo, with a view of Hart Plaza and the river. The new Crowne Plaza Hotel has a lot to offer guests. The former Pontchartrain has a new owner and a new look. And the year- long renovation process has been more than a cosmetic… Read more »
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 »