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 »
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 »