Opportunity Detroit Detroit: Coffee, Art and Automobiles - Quicken Loans Zing BlogHappy Friday Detroit! It’s an exciting week in the D with all the people that are down here for the auto show. Out-of-towners are finally seeing all the improvements that have happened in the past year, from community clean-up projects, to new restaurants and businesses, to the amazing transformation that just happened in the Cobo Center. For some Detroit inspiration, tune into WJR-760 AM to hear Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza (Quicken Loans) chat with some of the Motor City’s best and brightest. As usual, Opportunity Detroit will air at 7 p.m. tonight. Here’s what you can expect from tonight’s show.

Do you get hungry late at night? We’ve got your fix. The worst thing about late-night snack cravings is leaving the house to get food. That won’t be a problem anymore. Konbini is an innovative late-night delivery service that will bring food, drinks, snacks, home and office supplies and medicine straight to your door. Konbini’s founder, Jimmy McBroom, will be on the show to talk about his new company. Give Konbini a call, and they’ll deliver the goods by bike to you anywhere in Midtown or Downtown Detroit for a flat delivery fee of $4. They’re open until 3 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Find out more by visiting their website or their Facebook page.

You’ll hear why Detroit’s got game when it comes to the art scene. Dan Armand and Jesse Cory are the founders of 323 East Gallery. For the past five years, the gallery has been a Royal Oak hotspot. Since business is booming, the guys are taking up a new, bigger residence in Detroit’s historic Eastern Market district. 323 East Gallery, home to over 400 local and international artists, will be getting a great new space that incorporates a gallery, digital print facility, offices, an art studio, and an artist’s residence loft studio. Check ‘em out by visiting them on the web at www.323east.com.

You’ll meet the guy who was in charge of putting the Detroit back in Cobo. We’re sure you’ve all heard that the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is in the D right now – and that, in itself, is pretty exciting. What’s even better is that our very own sister company, Fathead, was presented with the opportunity to transform the Cobo Center just in time for the big show. Cobo’s currently going through some renovations, so Fathead perked it up with a major face lift, including about 14,000 square feet of Fathead graphics. Fathead CEO Patrick McInnis will be on the show to tell you about the unbelievable transformation, which centers on an Opportunity Detroit theme and NAIAS colors. Grab your own high-quality wall graphic at www.Fathead.com.

You’ll hear about one amazing coffee experience. Roasting Plant is a New York-based coffee company that’s going to be opening its first store outside the big apple – and it’s happening right here in Downtown Detroit! Company Director Elizabeth Rose will be dropping by to tell you why this is coffee like you’ve never had it before. When you order a cup o’ joe at Roasting Plant, their patented “Javabot” will roast raw coffee beans, and then grind and brew the beans to order. It’ll be the freshest cup of coffee Detroit’s ever had. The new store will be right next to Campus Martius Park in the First National Building and we can’t wait! Check out www.RoastingPlant.com for more information.

Don’t forget to tune in this Friday evening, January 11, at 7:00 p.m. ET for all that and more!

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