Demolition work is continuing on the Brewster-Douglass project, the massive and historic public housing complex where Motown star Diana Ross grew up.
We’ve heard from many of you who enjoyed our Detroit 2020 special, Detroit Gems.
Detroit 2020 showcased some of the Detroit Gems we told you about during 2013. We’re happy to tell you there will be an encore showing of the Detroit Gems special on Saturday, December 28th at from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Channel 7.
Preliminary work is underway in downtown Detroit on the M-1 Rail. Crews began utility relocation work along Woodward Avenue on Friday. It’s the first step toward construction of the 3.3 mile streetcar system. Public access to businesses will not be prevented by the work.
Ford Field is home to the Detroit Lions and soon a major advertising agency will join the football team as tenants in the stadium.
This week’s “Made in America” segment on ABC World News With Diane Sawyer featured Detroit’s own Shinola Watch company. You may remember that we featured Shinola in a Detroit 2020 report back in February.
People lined up by the dozens on Detroit’s west side for a free turkey and thanksgiving fixings. Comedian Mike Epps, Rapper Big Sean and boxing champion Thomas Hearns were among the celebrities handing out the food.
The Germack Pistachio Company slowly roasts pistachios in a process that takes about 35 to 40 minutes. “When we roast pistachios we use a batch process as opposed to a continuous roaster,” said Frank Germack III, owner of the Germack Pistachio Company. Germack has been in Detroit since 1924.
A historic midtown apartment building that has stood for more than 100 years has a new lease on life. Renovation will be getting underway on the Forest Arms, located at the corner of Second and West Forest Avenues. It will have 70 apartments, including five penthouses and two retail spaces.
On November 11th, America will honor its war veterans. Each year, a special service is held at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit to pay tribute to all those who have served. Sunday will mark the 50th anniversary remembrance. Dave LewAllen spoke with three veterans who help organize the event. The 50th annual Veterans Day Service will be… Read more »
Detroit’s Public Lighting Authority will begin construction and installation of new street lights in two pilot areas this Friday. The work will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Brock and Collingham, near Gratiot and 8 Mile on the city’s east side. A block-by-block review of street lights in the two areas found nearly 45 percent of the street… Read more »