There’s a lot going on in Detroit. Yesterday the architects who will be outlining the plans for a new building on the old Hudson’s site in downtown Detroit (pictured above) were announced. Today Dan Gilbert appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe with Detroit mayor-elect Mike Duggan and Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League to discuss Detroit and the future of the Hudson site.
This is a great video. One 0f the best portrayals of the spirit and passion of Detroiters that I’ve seen in a long time. It tells the other side of the story, not the usual bankruptcy, ruin porn, urban blight story we so often read, hear and see.
Transformers 4 is filming right just a stone’s throw away from Comerica Park. Head downtown today to get a little taste of Hollywood right here in the D! For those of you who think you missed out, you actually have a few weeks to catch the action.
On June 21 and 22, the 2nd annual Detroit Summer Beer Fest was held in Campus Martius Park for all to enjoy, as long as you were over 21 with a valid ID. Beer festivals have become more popular across the country since the rise of craft breweries. If you weren’t there, you missed a real good time.
British publication, The Guardian, features Dan Gilbert and the revitalization of downtown Detroit he is spearheading.
Papa Joe’s Gourmet Market, not to be confused with Papa John’s Pizza, is coming to downtown Detroit. Bedrock Real Estate Services announced it’s finalizing plans to bring the popular grocer to the First National Building.
The Roasting Plant has branched out from New York to downtown Detroit. Here is my review of the newly-opened coffee shop in the D.
t the beginning of 2009, the National Guard notified my unit that we would be deployed to Iraq later in the fall. I was okay with going overseas, but I had no idea how much I would miss the city. When I left my apartment I was devastated. I had grown to love my view of the city and felt so sad thinking about being gone for a year.
Anyone following this blog knows that we’re (Quicken Loans) dedicated to rebuilding Detroit. Any anyone who’s ever read my posts knows that I grew up and went to high school right here in downtown Detroit and I would like NOTHING more than to see my hometown return to its days of glory.
Has it really been two years since Quicken Loans moved to downtown Detroit? Two years in Detroit. Two years in the coolest office where I’ve ever had the pleasure to work. Seriously, we have a really great space here. Actually, we have several great spaces now around downtown. And 5,500 team members down here, too.