Some parts of Detroit–like midtown and parts of downtown–are thriving. Other areas, like some neighborhoods–are struggling. All this month, Detroit 2020 will be focusing on The Two Detroits. As midtown bustles with development activity, and downtown experiences a steady influx of new workers…daily life remains a challenge in many of Detroit’s neighborhoods. Two Detroits. It’s a tale, really, of every… Read more »
Some of our favorite products that we grew up with are made in Detroit. Now, everything from high-end watches to blue jeans are being made right here.During a special edition of 7 Action News at 7 on Tuesday, Detroit 2020 put the spotlight on products made in Detroit.
The names are synonymous with Detroit. Better Made. Faygo. Sanders. And they’re all still made right here. We have links to the websites of these companies and others below! Bumpy Cake is a Sanders classic..just marking its 100th Birthday. The chocolate company has been around even longer—since 1875. Another Detroit original—Better Made Potato Chips. They’re probably part of the reason… Read more »
ESPN has announced that Detroit is a finalist city to host the 2014, 2015 and 2016 North American X Games. The other finalist cities are Austin, Texas; Chicago and Charlotte, North Carolina. The X Games features top athletes in action sports like rally car racing, skateboard, BMX and motocross. The two men organizing Detroit’s effort to host the Summer X… Read more »
Join us tonight at 7 for a special Detroit 2020 edition of 7 Action News. We’ll highlight things that are made right here in Detroit. From high-end watches to blue jeans to snack foods. Detroit 2020 will show you some classics, along with some items with local connections that may surprise you!
Construction crews are busy in Midtown…which is becoming more vibrant by the month. Dave LewAllen toured the neighborhood with the woman who is the visionary behind all of the activity. It takes a quick pace to keep up with Sue Mosey. She’s the dynamo leading the redevelopment of Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood. “It’s taken a very long time to get to… Read more »
The Belle Isle Conservancy and the city of Detroit are looking for volunteers to take part in the annual spring clean up on Belle Isle. It takes place this Saturday, April 27th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The BIC says participants are asked to wear boots and bring their own gloves, however clean up supplies (garbage bags, rakes, etc.)… Read more »
During a discussion on Detroit’s future at the annual “Pancakes & Politics” breakfast, businessman Dan Gilbert suggested that the Detroit Pistons move to downtown Detroit. He says he’s talked before with Pistons owner Tom Gores about the prospect of moving the Pistons to Detroit. Gilbert said, “I always try to put the bug in his ear.”
Detroit mayor Dave Bing announced today that all of the city’s parks will stay open this spring and summer, thanks to reallocated funding, grants and community support. Local businesses and foundations have pledged $14 million to the Active and Safe Campaign to support recreation centers and programming. Lear Corporation is donating $5 million over five years to support the city’s… Read more »
There’s a new housing development in Detroit for people with special needs. Penrose Village II is a part of the Arab American and Chaldean Council’s Seven Mile Project, which is focused on revitalizing the area between Woodward and John R. The development will be made up of 48 single-family units with a combination of two- and three-bedroom duplexes and three-bedroom… Read more »