What’s the value of a life’s work?
In Toni McIlwain’s case, it’s much more than the few dollars that the sale of furnishings and fixtures of a community center will bring in. What Toni McIlwain has given to the Ravendale Community over 32 years is the true measure of this champion for Detroit.
A block on Detroit’s west side that was littered with abandoned homes is now clear, thanks to the work of volunteers for the Motor City Blight Busters. MCBB Founder & President John George showed Detroit 2020 what’s next for the block. John George called them “The Santa Clara Seven.” Seven vacant, blighted homes on this street in the Old Redford… Read more »
The development team that purchased the Michigan State Fairgrounds site gathered to tour the grounds for the first time. Basketball great Magic Johnson was not part of the group, but his partner and long-time friend Joel Ferguson was on hand…along with a senior executive of Redico and others. They bought the property earlier this month and plan to develop retail,… Read more »
From wxyz.com: A doctor from Ennis, Texas is the winning bidder in the Packard Plant auction. Dr. Jill Van Horn secured the winning bid for exactly $6,038,000. A total of 117 bids received and it came down to a bidding war at the bitter end. Bids kept climbing throughout the day and the auction was extended past the 4:45 deadline… Read more »
A lot of craft beers are being poured this week. Detroit Beer Week celebrates this growing industry in the state.
“Michigan currently ranks number five in the country for total number of craft breweries in the country,” said Jon Piepenbrok, who works in the industry and founded the Detroit Beer Festival.
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 »