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Auto show needs wow factor // People should move to Detroit // Predictions

Norris Howard is back from vacation and we just into talking about local stories around town. 01:39 – There’s talk of moving the Detroit Auto Show again, back to the winter months as recent years haven’t had the luster of before the pandemic. Norris makes the argument it’s not about when, it’s the lack of wow content, futurism and pizazz and that’s what organizers should focus on as the real issue is CES in Las Vegas is about tech and cars are more about tech now.  Whether you agree or n...

Is Detroit welcoming? // More solar in Detroit

Lots of listener feedback and some parade talk in this episode with Norris Howard. 00:26 – Detroit Thanksgiving parade memories, like when Chilly Willy flew away to Belle Isle.  03:41 – We discuss feedback on a previous segment on solar power. 09:23 – And then get into a program to add 250 acres of solar panels in the neighborhoods of Detroit. 15:24 – A listener asks if Detroit is welcoming after a recent experience where they were told “they don’t belong.” We get into a touch subjec...

Google Moves Sales Office From Birmingham To Downtown Detroit

Google is moving more than 100 jobs to downtown Detroit. They’ve signed a lease for nearly 30,000 square feet in the new District Detroit as part of Little Caesars Arena. The office, at 52 Henry Street, will open in 2018. The workers coming down will be mostly sales and customer service folks. Not to mention, they will have very visible sign frontage on the recently completed arena that is home to the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Pistons, and numerous concerts. “The city of Detroit has a...

10 Things You Think When You Move To Detroit

I’m a native Houstonian, and I moved from the Greater Houston Area to the Metro Detroit area last August. I knew that things would be different – the winters would be colder, for one. However, there were some things that I didn’t anticipate. Take a glimpse into a non-Detroiter’s mind and find out some of the things we think upon moving to the city. 1. Why Can’t I Turn Left? Fortunately, the Michigan left hasn’t caught on in the rest of the nation. However, that means that people who ha...

High-End Clothier John Varvatos To Come Home To Metro Detroit... And Come Downtown

It’s both a story of a hometown boy returning to his roots and a high-end retailer opening their first location in the Midwest. American menswear designer John Varvatos announced on CNBC that he will be opening a boutique in the heart of downtown Detroit in the Wright-Kay building. The 4,000 square foot store will be located at 1500 Woodward Avenue. Built in 1891, the historic Gordon Lloyd-designed, Queen Anne-style mid-rise building is one of more than 60 properties owned and operated by Be...

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