A vote passed unanimously to move forward with plans for an Entertainment District that would include a new Red Wings arena in the city of Detroit. The unanimous vote between the Downtown Development Authority, city of Detroit, Wayne County and the state of Michigan sets the framework to move the process forward on the district which would be located just north of I-75 and west of Woodward.
You’ve probably seen the building as you drove south on the Lodge toward downtown. This rather ordinary structure probably contains more knowledge and information than any other place in metro Detroit. John King Books houses one million volumes – with very few duplicates. Walk inside and there are books everywhere. There are four floors of used books on… Read more »
Marcus Hamburgers sits on east McNichols in an area that has seen better times. Marcus appears to be nothing special. But appearances can be deceiving. Inside, the grill sizzles, the conversation flows and the staff hustles to serve the steady flow of lunch patrons. It’s been this way since 1929. Co-owner Mike Lozanovski says, “I keep it original as… Read more »
The storefront on Woodward near West Grand Boulevard has changed some over the years. The helpful, friendly service that has been a hallmark of the Detroit Hardware Company’s success continues. It’s a bit of a step back in time. “People tell us it smells like a hardware store too when they walk in,” Detroit Hardware Company co-owner Emily Webster said…. Read more »
On a recent Wednesday morning, the Joyview Meat Market on Joy Road near Telegraph was filled with carnivorous customers. But the Joyview Market is so much more than a butcher shop. To the men in the Przesmycki family it has been a home. Richard Przesmycki was born in a meat market. His family lived in the back of a… Read more »
What should be done with the old Hudson’s site in downtown Detroit? You’re invited to view and vote on site ideas this Saturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th. Opportunity Detroit, a community campaign powered by Rock Ventures that promotes downtown Detroit and the city’s revitalization, is hosting an open house for its design competition. Architectural ideas will be on… Read more »
All this month Detroit 2020 is showcasing Detroit gems – those special spots that make us happy we live in southeast Michigan. We’re not talking about the places that everyone knows, but rather the spots that more of us should know. So today, we take you to Leon and Lulu in Clawson. When you walk in the door at Leon… Read more »
For more than 60 years, they’ve been serving up fish & chips at Scotty Simpson’s. And during that time—little has changed inside the small restaurant on Fenkell near Lahser on Detroit’s west side. Harry Barber still mans the fryer.. and makes it a point to greet his customers. The tables and chairs are as old as the restaurant–and it’s the… Read more »
Whole Foods Market is now open for business in Detroit’s Midtown. Customers were already in line when the doors opened at 9 a.m. The new Whole Foods Market is located on Mack Avenue just east of Woodward.
All this month, we’re showcasing some of Detroit’s gems. One gem is located along Michigan Avenue in Dearborn. It’s the largest independent record store in Michigan…Dearborn Music.
They have more than 50,000 titles, and if they don’t have it, they’ll locate that hard-to-find record you can’t find anywhere else.