Produce is being grown and harvested with the help of students who attend Drew Transition Center in Detroit. The food then used to feed the students during lunch.
A segment on the CBS news magazine show, “60 Minutes” focused on Detroit and the financial challenges the city faces. What’s your reaction to the story? Did they get it right?
Someone has finally bid on the old Packard plant. A bid of $21,000 was made for the site on Detroit’s east side, according to David Szymanski, Wayne County’s Chief Deputy Treasurer. The identity of the bidder, and any other potential bidders, won’t be made public until October 25th, when the county’s auction of foreclosed properties ends. No one offered… Read more »
Major property owners are taking an active role in security in the downtown business district. Hundreds of cameras are focused on buildings and streets to enhance the safety and well being of those who live, work and play there.
The Downtown Detroit Partnership is asking downtown Detroit workers to leave their office lights on the nights of Tigers home playoff games. The partnership says it’s an effort to showcase Downtown Detroit. Here’s the DDP request to downtown workers: 1. Leave the lights on in your offices and building so we can light up the skyline and the city during… Read more »
The sound that filled the basement of the Kronk Community Center was sweet music to boxing trainer Emanuel Steward. Leather bags and sparring partners were pounded regularly by the likes of Thomas Hearns, Milton McCrory, Jimmy Paul and other champions who trained in the basement of the gym on Detroit’s west side. Kronk. The name – and the boxing team… Read more »
From wxyz.com: A controversial move to lease Detroit’s Belle Isle to the state has been signed by Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and was announced at the Detroit City Council meeting this morning by Council President Saunteel Jenkins. Opposition to the lease earlier this year caused it to be tabled. Terms of the lease are not yet known but could… Read more »
The deadline has come and gone to bid on the old Packard Plant location. No one offered up the minimum bid of about $1Million to own the historic but crumbling 40-acre facility. Chicago area developer Bill Hults announced plans earlier this month to purchase and re-develop the plant. He promised to turn the hulk into a shopping, residential and commercial… Read more »
The huge job of turning the streets lights back on in Detroit got underway today. Detroit 2020 was on hand when workers hit the streets. There are reports that 40% of Detroit street lights don’t work. Today, the new public lighting authority of Detroit began finding out exactly which lights are broken. Workers wearing day-glo vests are going block to… Read more »
The year was 1933. Karl Kurz worked at Ford Motor Company. As prohibition ended he wanted to open a bar. 80 years later Dakota Inn Rathskeller remains a Detroit Gem. They’ve been serving up German specialties at Dakota Inn Rathskeller for 80 years. Karl Kurz is the grandson of the founder. He told us, “Our house specialties are the schnitzel… Read more »