Our person of the week is someone who has unified hundreds of fellow alumni to give back to their school located on the northwest side of Detroit. Marcy Feldman’s elementary school played a big part in her life. Now…it’s her mission. At a reunion, she told her former classmates at Pasteur Elementary School—it’s time to give back. “I said… Read more »
The coolers are all in place. The kitchen is ready. And in less than four weeks now, the Whole Foods store in Midtown will welcome customers. Larry Austin is the Store Team Leader. He provided Detroit 2020 with a first look inside. He told us, “I think there is a high expectation on Whole Foods Market in Detroit and we… Read more »
Organizers of Detroit’s effort to land the 2014-2016 X Games have just released the entire new video to support the city’s bid. Detroit is one of four cities that are finalists to host the ESPN X Games for three straight years, starting next year. The other finalists are Chicago, Charlotte, and Austin, Texas.
Detroit. A city of 138 square miles with enough land mass to hold several other major cities within its boundaries. From blight and burned out homes—to the very best neighborhoods—Bill McGraw has seen it all in his over 40 years of reporting in Detroit. In 2007, McGraw drove every street in Detroit for a Detroit Free Press series entitled Driving… Read more »
A crumbling downtown Detroit eyesore will be coming down this month. Demolition on the Hotel Charlevoix will likely begin on May 28th, according to Nathan Ford, who is the director of Detroit’s Buildings, Safety, Engineering and Environmental Department. Required abatement work will start about two weeks before that, Ford added. A permit to tear down the 108-year old building was… Read more »
Her face is a familiar one in Midtown. That’s because for a quarter century Sue Mosey has been Midtown’s biggest cheerleader. During a recent tour of the neighborhood Mosey showed us projects under construction, those on the drawing board, as well as opportunities that still exist. She told us, “I think most people would perceive this neighborhood today as more… Read more »
The Motor City Makeover kicks off on Saturday, May 4th. Volunteers will be cleaning neighborhoods throughout the city on the first three Saturdays this month, and must register with the City of Detroit Office of Community Affairs. On May 4th, the East sector will be cleaned. The West sector will be cleaned on Saturday, May 11th, and the Central &… Read more »
For sale! An entire Detroit city block could be yours if you have the right amount of money. It’s on Detroit’s east side. “This is absolutely my first sale of an entire city block,” said Gordon Hawkins, the broker behind the deal. Gordon Hawkins is excited to sell you an entire city block. “It’s adjacent to Indian and West Village,”… Read more »
Some parts of Detroit–like midtown and parts of downtown–are thriving. Other areas, like some neighborhoods–are struggling. All this month, Detroit 2020 will be focusing on The Two Detroits. As midtown bustles with development activity, and downtown experiences a steady influx of new workers…daily life remains a challenge in many of Detroit’s neighborhoods. Two Detroits. It’s a tale, really, of every… Read more »
Some of our favorite products that we grew up with are made in Detroit. Now, everything from high-end watches to blue jeans are being made right here.During a special edition of 7 Action News at 7 on Tuesday, Detroit 2020 put the spotlight on products made in Detroit.