Whole Foods Market is now open for business in Detroit’s Midtown. Customers were already in line when the doors opened at 9 a.m. The new Whole Foods Market is located on Mack Avenue just east of Woodward.
All this month, we’re showcasing some of Detroit’s gems. One gem is located along Michigan Avenue in Dearborn. It’s the largest independent record store in Michigan…Dearborn Music.
They have more than 50,000 titles, and if they don’t have it, they’ll locate that hard-to-find record you can’t find anywhere else.
Detroit 2020 is beginning a month-long look at Detroit gems – those places that are uniquely Detroit and that make our region so special. There are the popular attractions like greenfield village and the DIA. But Detroit 2020 is going to look at some of the less familiar places that are well loved, but not necessarily well known. We begin… Read more »
After three days of discussions featuring state, regional and national thought-leaders, the Detroit Regional Chamber unveiled its 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference To-Do List. The Detroit Regional Chamber committed to executing the following action items based on the conversation held at the 2013 Conference: 1. Convene businesses and community colleges to better link the talent needs of employers with community college… Read more »
7 Action News anchor Stephen Clark hosted a panel of Detroit’s legacy leaders Thursday at the Mackinac Policy Conference Center. The panelists were the leaders and their adult children: -Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer and Dennis Archer Jr., who is the Founding Principal and President of Archer Corporate Services. -Former Detroit City Councilwoman Sheila Cockrel and Katy Cockrel, who is… Read more »
Appearing at the Mackinac Policy Conference on Wednesday was Robert Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television. Jeff Vaughn reports his keynote speech included a call to hire more African-Americans and to rid the use of payday lending. Like the NFL’s “Rooney Rule,” Johnson wants companies to adopt the “RLJ Rule,” allowing for greater diversity among corporations. Johnson gained success when… Read more »
More than 1,500 people have converged on the historic Grand Hotel for the annual Mackinac Policy Conference. Attendees include top business professionals, government leaders, and entrepreneurs from across the state. Topics to be addressed include the 21st century global marketplace and education. Governor Snyder kicked off the 2013 Conference Wednesday afternoon. Keynote speakers today include former Florida Governor Jeb Bush;… Read more »
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 »