Trynna keep up with the news, In and About, Downtown Detroit?

Downtown Paige has you covered, check out the list below!

Nov 1: City forcing removal of downtown Detroit building sign advertisements (Detroit Free Press) – Nearly all of these commercial wall signs from Apple, Shinola, Meijer, Fifth Third Bank and the Detroit Pistons will have to come down by Dec. 31 as the city cracks down on building owners who have been violating an ordinance against such advertising.

Nov 1: Architectural Digest names Detroit a top destination for design lovers in 2018 (Curbed Detroit)

Nov 5: Trendy women’s hair salon giving new meaning to Detroit Blows (Detroit Free Press) – The city’s first non-toxic blowdry salon will donate $1 of every blowout service and a percentage of the retail footprint to support Detroit-based female entrepreneurs, and women entering and re-entering the workforce.

Nov 6: The founder of Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym is up for CNN Hero of the Year (Detroit Metro Times) – Khali Sweeney founded the facility’s free, academic and athletic program in 2007 as a way to help kids in Detroit’s toughest neighborhoods. 156 kids, 100% graduation rate! VOTEE!

Nov 9: Bankole: Dan Gilbert lays out ‘inclusive’ vision for Detroit (The Detroit News) – Gilbert sat down for a 40-minute interview that touched on inclusion, poverty and other challenges facing Detroit’s comeback.

Nov 9: U.S. Figure Skating chooses Little Caesars Arena for 2019 championships (Crain’s Detroit Business) – Detroit hasn’t hosted since 1994.

Nov 10: SMART Releases Proposed Downtown Stops For New Regional Corridor Routes (Daily Detroit) – The routes would run from downtown Detroit to Metro Airport via Michigan, to 23 Mile in Chesterfield Township down Gratiot, and up Woodward to Pontiac via Troy.

Nov 12: Google signs office lease in downtown Detroit (The Detroit News) – The 29,000-square-foot office will be at 52 E. Henry St.

Nov 13: Lexus nabs naming rights for Detroit’s first velodrome (The Detroit News) – The Lexus Velodrome will house a 166-meter indoor cycling arena, lanes for walking, running and skating, and an infield for exercise classes and other events.

Nov 13: Dan Gilbert requested $250M more in public money and Detroit City Council is hesitating to hand it over (Detroit Metro Times) – Michigan’s wealthiest resident is requesting $250 million in public money to help fund four of his projects planned for downtown Detroit.

Nov 14: Detroit City Council puts (temporary) brakes on jail land swap deal (Michigan Radio) – Right now, a half-finished jail is sitting on a piece of downtown Detroit real estate that developer Dan Gilbert wants.

Nov 17: Update: Downtown Detroit’s Park Bar to close at the end of the year (Detroit Metro Times) – Co-owner of Cliff Bell’s and co-Owner of Traffic Jam have purchased The Park Bar building. They take over on January 1st and will close for two-ish weeks to complete some light work.

Nov 17: Ilitches seek developer for mixed-use project on Fine Arts Building facade property (Crain’s Detroit Business) – Paige Blessman has some ideasss :))) …The Ilitch family’s Detroit-based real estate company wants a developer for a project with residential and other uses that could include retail, restaurant and/or office space on the site on Adams Street and Grand Circus Park.

Nov 19: As MLS expansion decision nears, Detroit faces challenges from other cities seeking teams  (Crain’s Detroit Business) – Detroit will learn the fate of its first shot at a Major League Soccer expansion team in the days before Christmas.

Nov 19: Artists, Makers, Entrepreneurs and More Converge as Part of Downtown Detroit Markets (The Detroit News) – With four locations across the city, Spirit Plaza, Capitol Park, Cadillac Square and 1001 Woodward Avenue, the city is ready to welcome more shoppers than ever before.

Nov 19: Detroit’s New Year’s Eve fun run needs new sponsor as deadline nears (Detroit Free Press) – Signature running event in Detroit for nearly half a century is at risk of folding for lack of a major sponsor.

Nov 20: Downtown Detroit Restaurant La Dulce will close permanently this weekend (Detroit Metro Times) – The daily reports that the eatery had a difficult time transitioning when it moved from its original spot in Royal Oak to a spot inside the Crowne Plaza hotel.

Nov 20: Restaurant Owners Finding Strong Appetites in Detroit (U.S. News) – A resurgent downtown Detroit has become somewhat of a magnet for small startup companies, corporate headquarters and even fine cuisine.

Nov 20: Elderly residents say Detroit apartment has been without heat for days (WXYZ Detroit) – Louis Kamper Building residents, every year the heat goes out, and residents just want honesty about what’s going on. 

Nov 20: Here’s how Detroit’s skyline might look when Hudson’s tower is built (Detroit Free Press) – Crews touch ground in less than two weeks on what’s anticipated to be Detroit’s — and Michigan’s — tallest skyscraper/

Nov 20: Accelerator seeks to grow Michigan-Israel investment (Crain’s Detroit Business) – In manufacturing, mobility, defense and life sciences, among other sectors. Plusss open an office downtown.

Nov 20: UFC 218 lineup features 13 fights and featherweight title on the line in return to Detroit (MMA Junkie) – UFC 218 takes place Dec. 2 at the new Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit, and it’s the UFC’s first event in Michigan since UFC 123 in 2010.

Nov 22: Detroit City Council Approves Luxury Condos Project In Central Business District (CBS Detroit) – The project will include 103 condos and five penthouses.

Nov 22Take a look at the new Shinola Hotel in Detroit – The 130-room hotel is expected to begin offering reservations next summer and open in fall 2018.

Nov 23: Angelina Italian Bistro selling off fixtures as it prepares to close (Crain’s Detroit Business) – It reached an agreement to end its lease with landlord Bedrock LLC in the Madison Building near Grand Circus Park.

Nov 24: Detroit seeks developers for Brush Park land (Crain’s Detroit Business) – The city of Detroit is looking for developers to build more housing on a 1.1-acre parcel of highly prized vacant Brush Park land.

Nov 27: Downtown Detroit pharmacy tech suspended after illegally doling out $32k in opioids (Detroit Metro Times) – An opioid epidemic has been brewing in Michigan for years, and in 2014 1,745 Michiganders died from opioid-related overdoses.

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