This Sunday, thousands of people will gather in Detroit for the annual Marche du Nain Rouge. The Nain Rouge, or red dwarf, has haunted Detroit for more than 300 years. For the first time, he agreed to do a tv interview, and our Stephen Clark shows you why Detroit 2020 wants to help run the Nain Rouge out of town.
Detroit retailers and restaurants are offering specials and discounts the leading up to the 4th annual Marche du Nain Rouge in Midtown. Some have the discounts now through this Sunday, March 24th, while others have designated specific dates.
The Motor City is becoming a manufacturing home for some specialty denim. With the exception of a few places, the apparel industry has largely left the United States. But on the second floor of a former letter graphics printing company in Corktown, Eric Yelsma is at work. He’s the founder of Detroit Denim Company–and he makes hand cut, handcrafted blue… Read more »
The demolition of vacant houses on Penrod Street removes eyesores and potential sources of danger in the Cody Rouge neighborhood. Safety is a major concern of residents—and the subject of a community meeting at Don Bosco Hall. “It’s about getting everyone to come together and address what needs to be done to keep it safe, especially for our children in… Read more »
Dan Gilbert’s Rock Ventures today added building number 16 to its downtown Detroit real estate portfolio with the acquisition of the 1001 Woodward office tower. The building is located at the corner of Woodward and Michigan Avenues, across from Campus Martius Park. The 23-story 1001 Woodward features 275,000 square-feet of Class-A office space. The building was designed by Detroit-based SmithGroup, and… Read more »
Cody High School on Detroit’s west side hasn’t always had the best academic reputation. But the Cody of today is quite different from the Cody of five years ago. In fact, it isn’t even a single school anymore. The sprawling building near Southfield and Joy Road is definitely showing its age. Cody High School was built to serve the growing… Read more »
The Mercy Education Project has been opening the door to a brighter future for women and girls for more than twenty years. And its leader is Detroit 2020’s Person of the Week.
Each week we spotlight someone making a difference in their community. Do you know someone who should be person of the week? Click through to nominate them!
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.
From wxyz.com: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder named Kevyn Orr as his choice for Detroit’s emergency financial manager during a news conference Thursday. The Local Financial Emergency Assistance Board has approved attorney Kevyn Orr as Detroit’s emergency financial manager. The board’s approval is the final step in the process of appointing an EFM. “There were three key attributes,” Snyder said, in… Read more »