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The M-1 Rail Car Project Begins In Detroit

Construction for the M-1 rail streetcar project began on Monday, July 28th, closing off Woodward between Campus Martius and Grand Circus Park for the next four months. The project that is slated for completion in 2016 will span over 3 miles, between Jefferson and Grand Boulevard, offering the first rail transit system to hit Detroit…

Detroit Real Estate Conflicts With City Numbers By Millions

In an upcoming bankruptcy trial scheduled for mid August, Detroit officials and the Financial Guaranty Insurance Company (FGIC) will go head to head over the accuracy of the city financials, specifically addressed towards real estate and artwork. The FGIC states that the city has over $1.2 billion invested in Detroit real estate. This includes vacant,…

Celebrating A 313th Birthday In The “313”

Locals know that the “313” stands for the trademark area code of Detroit, MI. On July 24th, 2014, Detroit celebrated its 313th birthday, marking it as one of the oldest cities in the county. Originally a French trading post, Detroit was founded on July 24th, 1701. In 1761, the United States took control over the…

Canada Brings Water To Those In Detroit Without

Canadian advocates of the protesters currently standing up to Detroit officials showed their support today in a very direct way. Supporters brought over large quantities of water, to express their attitudes towards the water shut-off’s, plaguing the city. Detroit protesters have been marching across the city, to express their views on how the city is…

Breaking Down The $650 Million Detroit Red Wings Arena

With recent news of the incredible and impressive new Red Wings Arena to hit Midtown Detroit, it has left many wondering one question: Where is the money coming from? The new downtown development, constructed by Olympia Development and the Illich family, is set to cost nearly $650 million. For a closer look at the money…

Batman & Superman vs. Detroit

Residents, business goers, and tourists got a taste of the recent filming of “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” in Detroit in early August. Around midday in Detroit, near Fort and Congress, those passing by were sent away by movie officials. The streets surrounding Washington and Griswold were also blocked off, and very little were…

Making Detroit The Employer Of Choice

Over 75,000 jobs in Michigan cannot be filled, in part due to talent, education, and shortages of people. However, the economic problems of Michigan and Detroit cannot be pinned on these factors alone. Michigan is currently not an employer of choice, and it’s time to change the playing field. Key talents and desirable employees are…

Protests Erupt In Detroit Of Water Shut-Offs

Back in March of 2014, the Detroit Department of Water and Sewage announced that it would be suspending service for those with $150 or more in outstanding balances, or were over two months behind in their water bills. As of this time, there have been over 42,000 families and homes without water, at some point,…

The Detroit Homecoming

With the anticipated news of Detroit emerging out of bankruptcy, Mayor Mike Duggan has decided to celebrate this feat by incorporating all of Detroit’s familiar faces into one main event. As a moderator of the proposal, Crain’s Detroit Business has entitled this event as “The Detroit Homecoming.” During September 17th– 19th, several prominent Detroit venues…

For The Love Of Chocolate – Detroit Style

VernDale Products, Inc. is placing a $20 million bet on the emotion of love, through an investment that could make Detroit one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the country. The family based Detroit company specializes in a process of creating dried milk, more commonly found in European chocolate. This creation results in more creamy…