Today, we officially took the wraps off the M@dison building, an entrepreneurial hub of creative and technology companies committed to ”WEBward” Avenue — a digital and web centered corridor of growth and activity.
We toured the media through the building, now fully occupied with the city’s brightest, budding entrepreneurs. The 1917 structure, located steps from Grand Circus Park and the city’s sports venues, underwent a $12 million renovation, blending state-of-the-art amenities with many of its original features.
We also offered the media our newest piece of news…Rock Ventures, the umbrella entity providing operational coordination and integration of Dan Gilbert’s portfolio of companies, investments and real estate, will close on Detroit’s Historic Federal Reserve building as early as tomorrow.
Just steps from our Chase Tower Building at 160 West Fort Street in the heart of Detroit, the Federal Reserve building was constructed in 1927 and underwent an expansion in 1951 adding a modern eight-story annex.
But the Fed building purchase was not the only news of the day. Reporters also got their first look at many of the Detroit Venture Partners (DVP) companies who are poised to make a major impact on the city and be tomorrow’s news makers.
In fact one company became a newsmaker today! Detroit Labs, a M@dison tenant and DVP business, revealed it is the creative force behind Chevrolet’s innovative Super Bowl app which can be downloaded from http://www.chevy.com/gametime. Be sure to download it to your phone and win yourself a car.
There is a lot going on in Detroit, and we are proud to have had an opportunity to share it with the media and you today. Make sure to follow @Detroit2_0 and @QLnews for all M@dison building and Federal Reserve updates and help us spread the word by sharing via social media. Or check out this great video tour. Let us know what you think: