Detroit – Daily Detroit What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:42:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Event Space, “Taco Tuesdays” Planned For Six Mile In Detroit: “The Wildemere” Event Space To Open In May Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:35:21 +0000

A lot of attention is paid to the Greater Downtown area of the city of Detroit, but here’s more development news out of the neighborhoods.

There is a new development news on West McNichols (otherwise known as 6 Mile) and Wildemere Street on the border of the University District and Martin Park neighborhoods.

I spoke with Corey Williams who is one of the owners of Strategic Business Development, the group who bought the building in 2016.  

According to Williams, they began renovating the building right after they purchased it.

The first thing they focused on was renovating and renting out the two luxury apartments on the second floor. Both apartments have had tenants for the past 18 months.

The next thing they focused on was building out the commercial space on the ground floor.

They have turned the ground floor into an event space called The Wildemere.

The event space is 8,000 square feet with a full kitchen.

The public will be able to throw birthday parties, showers and community events at the Wildemere once it opens.

Because the space also has a full kitchen so they hope to be able to host pop up restaurants and theme nights like Taco Tuesday.

The Wildemere is expected to open sometime in May.

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RENDERINGS: Baltimore Station Projects In Detroit Make Progress Thu, 12 Apr 2018 02:56:14 +0000

If you’ve driven through Detroit’s New Center on Woodward Avenue you probably noticed a major new renovation project.

It involves two buildings on the east side of the street… and it was spawned by graduate students at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Rendering Courtesy of The Platform

It’s called the Baltimore Station 1 and it’ll be a three-story residential and retail building from the Platform, the development team that also owns the nearby Fisher Building.

Baltimore Station 2. Rendering courtesy of The Platform.

They’ve also broken ground on Baltimore Station 2, a $29 million companion development just around the corner on Baltimore Street that’s slated to open in summer 2019.

They show decidedly modern architecture for the decidedly old-school neighborhood, with modular metal panels and exteriors that echo the New Center’s Art Deco designs and a soaring open-air third-floor balcony overlooking Woodward.

Station 1, on Woodward, will open this summer on two buildings built in the 1920s and 40s. Clawson restaurant Woodpile Barbecue Shack will open its second location in the building, and developers say an announcement about an artisanal bakery run by “high-profile downtown Detroit restaurateurs”  is also forthcoming.

We’ll let you speculate on who that might be.

The two developments will add 161 residential units and 19,000 square feet of retail space to the Milwaukee Junction neighborhood. Baltimore Station was hatched by U of M graduate students as part of a class project at the business school. The developers ended up hiring all three to help make the project a reality.

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When A Michael Bolton Loves Detroit, He Makes A Movie Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:31:16 +0000

Grammy award-winning singer Michael Bolton has made a new documentary film that is all about showering Detroit with love.

“American Dream: Detroit” will screen in theaters May 15th as a special one-time event. The former be-mulleted balladeer and current humanitarian activist  traces the film to visiting the city for his 2013 album of Motown covers.

He describes the film to People Magazine as a “long overdue love letter to Detroit.”

Says Bolton, “For about five years, we started following people and places and witnessing the determination of the city as a whole — made up of diverse, amazing individuals from all walks of life — to create opportunity out of challenge, to make art from its scars.”

It honors Detroit’s legacy and examines a new generation of entrepreneurs and artists who are building a new city.

The film includes appearances by local music luminaries like Aretha Franklin … Smokey Robinson … and Alice Cooper, plus famous natives like Francis Ford Coppola and John Varvatos. Bolton showed excerpts of the film in 2015 at a red-carpet screening at the Fox Theater.

Tickets for the screening go on sale April 13th, with locations to be announced at a later date.

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Brunch All The Time? Yes, Please. Meet Corktown’s Newest Cafe, Folk Tue, 10 Apr 2018 02:55:20 +0000 If you love brunch, look no further. Your dream place may arrived.

FOLK, Corktown’s newest café and coffee shop will be opening to the general public on Wednesday, April 18.

The café is owned by Kiki Louya and Rohani Foulkes. The are also the women behind The Farmer’s Hand. Both businesses are in the building on the corner of Trumbull and Bagley.

We had a chance to take a look around and to try some of the dishes at FOLK before it opens to the public.

The café is small with only 24 seats but it is still inviting. The large windows in the front of the building bring in plenty of light and it makes FOLK feel welcoming.

There are communal tables and seating at the bar that overlooks the open kitchen.

Louya and Foulkes have also made sure the menu is filled with seasonal ingredients from local farms. You can listen to the interview with both of them on the Daily Detroit News Byte below.

The menu has a selection of brunch dishes that are familiar with an international flair. Think quiche, hashes, parfaits, egg sandwiches and meat pies. There is even a section dedicated to different types of toasts.

Since FOLK is a coffee shop there is a nice selection of coffee, espresso drinks, teas, and infused milks.

They also have a nice little sweet section to the menu they make muffins, scones and other goodies in-house. You can also get ice cream from Reilly Craft Creamery and items from Sister Pie.

Let’s run through what we tried in order of what we liked most with the clear caveat that this is a first taste and not a review, as it was a media preview. But it should give you an idea what you’re going to run into here.

The first thing we tried was the Rose Milk, which is one of the three infused milks on the FOLK menu. It is a mixture of beet root powder, ginger, chili powder, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla bean and rose simple syrup.

I don’t think I have had anything quite like it. It was a mix of earthy, floral and warm. The rose simple syrup makes the drink taste how a flower smells.  I liked it, plus it is really pretty to photograph.

The next thing I tried was the Avocado Toast, which has a hearty mix of avocado, beet hummus, tahini, sprouts, radish and a sprinkling of benne (aka sesame seeds.)

I’m not generally a fan of hummus, but the beet hummus was tasty. Not to mention the seeded wheat from Zingerman’s Bakehouse holds up nicely to all of the toppings.

I’m sure there is a joke in there about avocado toast, but I’m not going to be the one to make it. Because I love it. No shame in my game.

Next up was the Basic Brekky, which is FOLK’s take on your standard breakfast of egg on toast with seasoned potatoes and greens.

If you are a fan of soft scrambled eggs, then this dish will be your jam. The greens were dressed nicely and the potatoes were crispy and spiced well.

Finally, on to my favorite thing from FOLK, which is silly since it’s a Yogurt Bowl. The yogurt bowl had ginger honey yogurt, lime apricot compote, lemon basil seed pudding and toasted coconut. 

The lime apricot compote is bright and vibrant. The lemon basil seed pudding looks weird, but it adds texture to the yogurt bowl. Then there is just enough crunch from the toasted coconut.

I am looking forward to going back on the weekend because there is a Waffle Brekky on the menu that looks amazing.

Everything on the menu is available for carry-out order. FOLK also have some grab and go items, like coffee and the Yogurt Bowl.

Folk is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and is closed on Tuesdays. On Saturday and Sunday FOLK is open from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

FOLK is located at 1701 Trumbull Detroit, Michigan 48216

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PODCAST: Affordable Home Prices, Pizza News, A Marvel Mortgage Cameo, Forgotten Harvest CEO Kirk Mayes & More Tue, 03 Apr 2018 01:56:22 +0000

This is your Daily Detroit News Byte podcast for Monday, April 2. Here are our stories:

  • Wayne County is among the most affordable places in the nation to buy a home.
  • Detroit Bus Service changes are coming
  • Fuel economy standards may be changing
  • Detroiters line up for free pizza…. and the pizza bots are coming
  • A locally based company is going to be front and center in an upcoming Marvel Studios movie
  • International Dark Sky week is coming
  • And Sven caught up with the CEO of Forgotten Harvest, Kirk Mayes, for a conversation on food insecurity in Metro Detroit

Like the show? Subscribe in Apple Podcasts: or wherever fine podcasts are found by following this link.

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PODCAST: Detroit Nonprofit Day, Warren Wants To Create A Downtown, Detroit Councilman Sued & More Sat, 31 Mar 2018 20:19:05 +0000

This is your Daily Detroit News Byte podcast for Saturday, March 31, 2018.

-The suburb of Warren is trying to create a downtown

-A Detroit councilman is being sued

-Local furniture maker Floyd is opening up a retail shop in Eastern Market

-The State of Michigan adds 21 more schools to their possible closure list. Three, all charters, are in Detroit.

-The Michigan Science Center is hosting a week long spring break camp

-I talk to Amanda Lewan about Detroit Nonprofit Day

-And since it’s the end of the week, I check in with Sven Gustafson about who he’s chatting with for the Daily Detroit Happy Hour

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Meetups: Your Networking 5 For The Week Of March 27- April 3 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:44:40 +0000 Hey there, all you movers and shakers.

It seems hard to believe that we are already almost finished with March. We’ve had a lot of great networking events throughout the month, and this month is no different.

Let’s get to the round up.

Workshop: Building Powerful Connections

The Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs will be holding a workshop on building powerful connections on Tuesday, March 27.

The workshop will go over how you can not only communicate but connect with people. Which will help you succeed in business.

This is also a perfect time to network with other entrepreneurs.

Tickets for the event are $20 for members of MAFE or $35 for non-members.

When: Tuesday, March 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Grosse Pointe Park Public Library Ewald Branch 15175 East Jefferson Avenue, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230

DYP Presents: Development Through Disruption

The Detroit Young Professionals organization will be putting on a seminar on Tuesday night at ASHE Supply Company.

The theme for the night is creating a plan for the goals you want to achieve through the art of personal disruption.

The night will feature Marlowe Stoudamire the owner of Butterfly Effect Detroit. He will be speaking about how he used the principles from the book Disrupt You! by Jay Samit to align with his professional life.

Tickets for the event are $25 and that includes hors d’oeuvres, tea and coffee.

When: Tuesday, March 27 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Where ASHE Supply Company 225 Jos Campau Detroit, Michigan 48207

Design Guide for Neighborhood Business: University District Info Session

If you own a brick and mortar business in Detroit and need help with interior design, website design or brand identity Design Core Detroit is here to help.

Design Core Detroit will be holding a series of Design Guides fro Neighborhood Businesses around Detroit.

This week the info session will be at Detroit Sip near the University District.

The session is free to attend.

When: Tuesday, March 27 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: Detroit Sip 7420 West McNichols Road Detroit, Michigan 48221

Grand Circus Bootcamp Info Session

If you are interested in learning how to code, you should check out the next Grand Circus Bootcamp Info Session.

During the info session you will learn about the different types of programs Grand Circus offers, the difference between full and part time programs, and the bootcamp training model.

The info session is free to attend.

When: Wednesday, March 28 from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Where: Grand Circus 1570 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48226

Free Shelby Township Networking Event 

Hey all you Macomb County residents this networking event is for you.

On Thursday evening Rockstar Connect will be hosting a networking event at Boston’s on Hall Road.

Bring your business cards and get ready to meet and mingle.

This event is free and there will be complementary appetizers. There will be a cash bar.

When: Tuesday, April 3 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar 15133 Hall Road Shelby Charter Township, Michigan 48315

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Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s leading marketing event returns in 2018 with Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed, May 3 at Greektown Casino-Hotel. Digital marketing leaders from the Detroit region will look at the current digital marketing landscape as it pertains to cutting-edge topics such as the new Facebook algorithm, online reputation management and influencer marketing. Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed is ideal for small business owners and marketing professionals with intermediate knowledge of digital marketing techniques and strategy.

Cost: $55 for Chamber members, $99 for future members. Registration includes breakfast.

When: Friday, May 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Greektown Casino-Hotel  555 E Lafayette Street Detroit, Michigan 48226

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PODCAST: Michigan State Fairgrounds May Become A Mass Transit Hub & Bring 1000+ Jobs, New Life For The Conner Plant, Happy Birthday Albert Kahn & More Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:17:44 +0000

This is your Daily Detroit News Byte For Wednesday, March 21st, 2018.

  • The State Fairgrounds site is to be bought by the city and could become a regional transit hub and job-focused development. We have words from Detroit mayor Mike Duggan and break it down.
  • The Conner Assembly Plant will find new life as a museum and meeting space.
  • Contractors for Little Caesars Arena come up short on hiring Detroit residents.
  • A proposed law would allow Detroit bars to stay open until 4 a.m.
  • Gayle’s chocolates in Royal Oak is closing.
  • Celebrating legendary architect Albert Kahn’s Birthday with an audio tribute.

If you like the show, be sure to subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or wherever fine podcasts are found.

As always, thanks to our sponsors. Milo Digital, Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed on May 3, and our friends at Podcast Detroit.

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Meetups: Your Networking 5 For The Week Of March 21-27 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:02:44 +0000 Hey there! Welcome to the Networking 5, you place to go to find the places to make things happen.

This week is filled with different events from all types of professions, there is something for everyone.

I’m probably most interested in the free workshop that will help you create a top notch elevator pitch for yourself. You can find out more about that below.

Anyway, I hope that your first day of Spring wasn’t too chilly. Let’s get out there and do good work.

Spring 2018 Michigan Who’s Who In Building and Construction Showcase

If you are in the building and construction trades then it’s important to get out there and meet other people in your industry.

The Blue Book Building and Construction Network has put together a networking event this week.

There is a whole host of businesses signed up already.

The event is free to attend, but you will need to register.

When: Wednesday, March 21 from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Where: Detroit Marriott Troy 200 W. Big Beaver Road Troy, Michigan 48084

Network After Work Detroit at Mike’s Pizza Bar

Looking to get out and meet people in all types of professions? This is the networking event for you.

Network After Work draws a mix of people from different industries. It is also a pretty laid back networking mixer.

Tickets for Network After Work are currently on sale online for $15. You can also buy tickets at the door for $20.

When: Wednesday, March 21 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Where: Mike’s Pizza Bar inside Little Caesars Arena 2515 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

30-Second First Impression Workshop

Looking for a bit of help with your networking skills? The city of Ferndale and the BUILD Institute have your back.

This is the second event in the Open City: The Art of Networking series.

During the workshop you will learn all of the aspects of having a great elevator pitch. Barbara Boldt will be the instructor for the event.

The event is free to attend.

When: Wednesday, March 21 from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: Ferndale Public Library 222 East 9 Mile Road Ferndale, Michigan 48220

Sleep Out: Young Professional Edition

Last week we wrote a story about the Sleep Out: Young Professionals Edition for Covenant House that is happening this week.

Is this a normal networking event? No, not really. But you know what, you’re going to really get to know some people while you are sleeping out in the elements. Not to mention you are also doing something good.

If you are a young professional and would like to get involved you still have time to register and raise some money.

When: Friday, March 23 from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m.

Where: Covenant House located at 2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208.

Elevate & Influence: Top Challenges Women in Sales Face” Panel Discussion

If you are a women in world of professional sales then you should take note of this event.

The National Association of Women Sales Professionals (NAWSP) will be holding a panel discussion and networking event at WeWork.

The event will focus on best practices, the future of women in sales, and becoming a power influencer.

Tickets are: $15 for Students, $25 for NAWSP Members, and $40 for Nonmembers

When: Tuesday, March 27 from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Where: WeWork Merchants Row 1449 Woodward Avenue 8th Floor Detroit, Michigan 48226

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Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s leading marketing event returns in 2018 with Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed, May 3 at Greektown Casino-Hotel. Digital marketing leaders from the Detroit region will look at the current digital marketing landscape as it pertains to cutting-edge topics such as the new Facebook algorithm, online reputation management and influencer marketing. Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed is ideal for small business owners and marketing professionals with intermediate knowledge of digital marketing techniques and strategy.

Cost: $55 for Chamber members, $99 for future members. Registration includes breakfast.

When: Friday, May 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Greektown Casino-Hotel  555 E Lafayette Street Detroit, Michigan 48226

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31.3 Photos That Captured The Spirit Of Detroit On #313Day Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:53:34 +0000 Happy 313 Day everyone!

Today the social media universe has been filled with love letters to the City of Detroit by using the hashtag #313Day.

I picked out our favorite 31.3 posts that celebrate the city of Detroit from Twitter and Instagram.

1. Detroit has always been known for our spirit, with or without the statue. 

2. Are you proud to be a Detroiter? I’m pretty sure we all are. 

3. Detroit, it really is Pure Michigan. Am I right? 

4. Those Fisher brothers commissioned some beautiful buildings didn’t they? 

5. We’ve got news for you Detroit… we really love you. 

6. Our love grows for you every day, you know… like flowers and fruit. 

7. Our transit system might be is more inspirational than transportation-al… but it’s still ours. <3 

8. Ooh… old plane! 

9. Calling our Canadian friends

10. Even when my memories are a little foggy I still love you Detroit

11. Sometimes you need to pray for your city

12.  A photo with a view, even though it’s obviously not that time of year

13. Pizza. No explanation needed. 

14. Better Made. See above. 

15. 7 action views

16. Boomerang 

17. My, what a tall building you are! 

18. I art my city 

19. Old school… really old school. 

20. From Grand Circus 

21. Let me tile you how much I love you

22. Dan, Dan… The History Man

23. I’m not lion to you 

24. No, he’s not holding a basketball, but what if he did? 

25. I’m not pucking around with your heart. 

26. Nice

27. Noted

28. Obligatory dog photo. But really, awww! 

29. You really move me, Detroit 

30. Perfect Detroit Trifecta 

31. Moving to Detroit? Alpaca you up. 

31.3 I wish we could throw Detroit a parade every day!


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