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Old Coach Insignia Space At Top Of RenCen To Be Taken Over By James Beard Award Winning Chef Shawn McClain

An iconic space in Detroit restaurant history – the top of the Renaissance Center – is about to get a new chapter. James Beard Award winning chef Shawn McClain will be opening a restaurant in Detroit. This time in the Renaissance Center, home to the headquarters of General Motors. His restaurant will go in the former Coach Insignia space on the 71st and 72nd floors. The restaurant is expected to be open the fall of 2018. This is the first restaurant to be opened by McClain and the res...

Why Is The Bat Signal On The GM Renaissance Center?

If you’ve been through downtown over the past few days you may have noticed a bat symbol shining on the side of the General Motors world headquarters, known as the RenCen. Why is there a constant beacon calling for the caped crusader, alternating with the familiar Chevy bowtie logo? It’s marketing, of course. Inside the North American International Auto Show, you’re going to find a life-size LEGO Batmobile to help promote the movie hitting theaters February 10, “The LEGO Batman Movie.” I...

Free Rockin' On The Riverfront Concert Series To Return For Its 10th Anniversary

Here’s some free Dad rock, but no kids are required. The GM Renaissance Center, partnered with Detroit’s #1 for Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX-FM presents the 10th annual Rockin’ on the Riverfront Concert Series, this year with bigger headlining names for the 2015 season. The series starts on July 10 and runs through August 21 with the first appearance being the Doobie Brothers among other classic names that are geared to entertain all ages. In previous years, the Rockin’ on the Riverfront Concert...

Detroit Throwback Thursday: Photos Of The Renaissance Center Under Construction

The General Motors Renaissance Center (which was actually championed by Henry Ford II and housed some Ford offices for awhile), love it or hate it, is an iconic part of Detroit’s skyline. Announced in 1971, the first office tower opened in 1976. It’s the General Motors RenCen thanks to a purchase in 1996 where they moved from their headquarters in New Center to the Portman-designed structure on the riverfront. The GM Rencen Facebook page shared these really interesting images from the construc...

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