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Renovation Project On Woodward In Downtown Detroit Reveals Old Sanders Sign

For 85 years, Sanders did business at this location on Woodward Avenue – 1529 Woodward, just south of Grand Circus Park. That’s until the December of 1982, when, according to newspaper reports, it closed up shop. The signage was was covered over, and except in the minds of the older among us, the downtown Detroit store was forgotten. Sanders was founded in 1875 and is a legendary name in Detroit and is the company that makes all kinds of sweet treats like bumpy cake, candies and hot fudge....

Vacant St. Mary's School In Greektown To Become Jack Entertainment Headquarters

On what is basically Detroit’s Bourbon Street of Monroe Avenue, there has been a lot of investment as late, whether it’s through Greektown Casino (soon to be known early next year as JACK Detroit Casino-Hotel Greektown), the new Wahlburgers, or the litany of restaurants, some of which have been there for many years (like Pegasus Taverna, for more than a quarter century).   Next up to find new life is the St. Mary’s School, across from St. Mary’s church in Greektown. The building has been vac...

LOOK: The David Whitney Building Is Kind Of Amazing

You’re going to want to see this. It has taken $92 million and countless hours of effort, but the historic David Whitney Building is back in action after sitting dark since 2000. Yesterday, the facade was lit and the beauty of the 1915 skyscraper showed through. There’s been a new cornice installed, and we got to peek not just at the outside but the inside of the glorious lobby and two of the establishments downstairs, including the WXYZ bar (and we can’t help but wonder if the ghost of Bill B...

DTE Energy Completes Renovation Of Art Deco Building Downtown

It may be one of the smaller buildings, but downtown Detroit has yet another renovation success story. DTE Energy has completed renovating the long-vacant Art Deco building across the street from its downtown Detroit headquarters as part of its investment in the neighborhood that the company has called home for more than a century. It will be named the Navitas House, and the structure had been vacant since 2004. Navitas is Latin for “energy.” The 32,000 square-foot, three-story building will...

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