Detroit 2020 brought you this story one year ago. In case you missed it, check out John Ciolino’s look at the Lenten Fish Fry at St. Francis D’ Assisi in southwest Detroit. It takes place every Friday during Lent, from 11 am to 6 pm at the parish hall, across from the church at 4500 Wesson, near Michigan Avenue.
Detroit’s Whole Foods Market will open on June 5th. The 21,650-square foot store will be located at Mack and John R. in Midtown. The Detroit store needs to fill approximately 75 positions before opening day. Available jobs will be posted at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/careers on April 2nd. Candidates interested in learning more about working at Whole Foods Market can attend four open houses… Read more »
All this month, Detroit 2020 has looked at the issue of blight. Next to crime, blight is the problem that bothers Detroiters the most. When you look around, it may seem obvious what needs to be done, but the goal of eliminating blight is a difficult one to achieve. We watched the process play out on Penrod Street in the… Read more »
Detroit’s entrepreneurial spirit is at work in Corktown. Inside one of the century old buildings on Michigan Avenue a new business is slowly taking shape—Detroit’s first nano-brewery. Steve Roginson and Anthony O’Donnell are partners in the venture. Roginson explained what a nano-brewery is, “The kind of agreed-upon terminology is four barrels or less per batch, so every time I brew,… Read more »
You can see them from the freeways, and from some of the city’s major streets. They are Detroit’s most visible symbols of blight. Earlier this month on Facebook, we asked what do you think are the city’s most embarrassing eyesores? Dozens of you responded with a list of vacant buildings around the city. The old train station and the former… Read more »
On Detroit 2020′s Facebook page, we recently asked what are the city’s most embarrassing eyesores? Here’s a look at a few of the ones you listed.
Ralph Sachs has been called one of Detroit’s worst blight offenders by city officials—but soon one of his long-ignored eyesores–and sources of danger–will be coming down. Demolition of the Hotel Charlevoix, located at the corner of Park and Elizabeth, will begin within 45 days, according to the head of the city’s Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental department. “Oh my… Read more »
A 10-block area cleared in just 10 days. The location, around St. Aubin and Wilkins street near Detroit’s Eastern Market, is the pilot site for Bill Pulte’s Detroit Blight Authority. On Thursday, Pulte and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing unveiled plans for the public-private partnership to remove blight from the city. Pulte talked about his plan live in our studios on… Read more »
It’s the type of painstaking and detailed work that likely has never been done in the U.S., certainly not in Detroit–until now. Movement assembly is taking place for high end watches– watches built in Detroit. Heath Carr, C.O.O of Shinola told us, “By and large, all watches are made either in Switzerland or in Asia, specifically China, and Made in… Read more »
Moosejaw experienced success at its holiday season pop-up location on Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit. “The traffic as well as the sales allowed us to continue the venture here through the winter months,” said Bryan Lively, Vice President of Retail at Moosejaw. And now Lively hopes the high end outdoor outfitter will be able to make its temporary home, permanent…. Read more »