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Where should Mr. Chimetime (and you) go next? // New hotel talk // Hiroki-San, Presley's

We’ve made it to Friday! Let’s talk Detroit stuff: 01:32 – Devon went to HIROKI-SAN in the Book Tower, and has thoughts. 03:44 – There’s a new restaurant coming to the David Whitney Building, Presley’s 06:47 – Two new hotels are apparently planned along Woodward. But will they actually happen? Skeptical. 11:36 – Mr. Chimetime has taken Metro Detroit by storm with his food reviews, but there’s some top places we don’t (think) he’s visited yet that are in his carryout kinda vibe. So we...

Inside the beautiful Book Tower // Detroit City FC gets by Gold Star

Today's episode is in two parts. First, a post-tour discussion with Robin Runyan from Urbanize Detroit on the historic Book Tower. The $300 million renovation is nearing completion, including residences, a hotel and more. Then, to Keyworth for a post-match recap and look ahead as Detroit City FC got by Gold Star Detroit FC 1-0 in the US Open Cup. Fletcher Sharpe and Norris Howard joined me for that. We do this show each and every weekday covering what to know and where to go in Metro Detroit...

From pigeons to penthouses (ft. Robin Runyan)

Robin Runyan is here from Urbanize Detroit to talk local Detroit and Metro Detroit development. We touch on the Book Tower and many other projects. Before and after work at the Book Tower being done by Bedrock: Plus, the show ends with a little Tigers talk. We do this show each and every weekday covering what to know and where to go in Metro Detroit on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you listen to s...

8 Before And After Pictures Of Detroit's Beautiful Book Tower Coming Back To Life

The building at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Grand River has a long history, and is one of the most ornate exteriors in the city of Detroit, and possibly the United States. For years the Book Tower was ridiculed as one of Detroit’s ugliest buildings. It turns out when the exterior gets a deep cleaning its intricate art that sits high above the city streets comes to life. Although some of us always appreciated the structure for its unique design. It’s a rare Renaissance-style skyscr...

PICS: Historic Book Tower Bought By Dan Gilbert

For about $30 million, Dan Gilbert is getting a gem of a building. Built in two stages, the Book Building (1916) and then the tower (1926) is one of Detroit’s most iconic structures, with high detail high into the sky. He also is acquiring the two-story building on the same block in the deal, first reported by the Detroit Free Press. All in all, it’s a purchase of 517,000 square feet and brings Gilbert’s downtown holdings to more than 80 properties. That’s 13 million square feet of real esta...

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