The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel (and Residences) has reopened after a nearly $200 million reconstruction to feature 453 hotel rooms and 64 condos which have already started to close sales. The Book-Cadillac is also a place to eat with exciting additions like the Spa 19 24 Grille with a spa run by the owner […]
MGM Grand Detroit makes the list
DETROIT, Michigan — (PRESS RELEASE) — In its annual hotel guide, Gayot.com has named MGM Grand Detroit one of its Top 10 New U.S. Hotels of 2007.
Gayot described MGM Grand Detroit as, “a destination unto itself” and noted the property’s many amenities including its opulent lobby living room with a […]
Detroit riverfront Conservancy Announces West Riverfront Property …
Purchase of Former Printing Plant Site Will Allow RiverWalk to Continue from Bridge to Bridge and Beyond DETROIT, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC) announced today that it completed the purchase of the West Riverfront property located at 1801 W. Jefferson Avenue from the Detroit […]
September residential sales up in Detroit
Residential sales in the city of Detroit were up 10.2 percent for September compared with September 2006 figures from Farmington Hills-based Realcomp II Ltd.
The city also posted good numbers for the third quarter of 2007, showing an increase of 8.4 percent over the same period of 2006. Over the course […]
Sorry for being quiet the last few days. I was up north around the Grand Traverse Bay Area. Beautiful piece of country which I’ll write more about later. For now, here’s a bit of what’s been in the news around the city of Detroit’s neighborhoods:
New owners take over the Lager House
Rumors are […]
State tourism funding bill introduced
Legislation to earmark $30 million annually in state sales taxes to fund Michigan tourism marketing has been introduced in the Legislature.
Senate Bill 690, sponsored by Jason Allen, R-Traverse City, is supported by a coalition of Michigan tourism business interests that seek to boost Travel Michigan advertising spending to $30 million annually, […]
Michigan features a growing number of breweries
Michigan microbreweries and brewpubs are producing more beer than ever.
While out-of-state distribution is increasing annually, a large portion of the 6.6 million barrels produced last year ended up being poured into the mugs of Michigan residents and out-of-state residents who visit the Wolverine state’s 75 breweries.
This is Michigan’s […]
Building the dream
A 165-ton crane effortlessly lifted the dining room and kitchen section of the two-story modular home high into the air to begin the 90-minute construction project designed to transform a Detroit neighborhood.
“That’s our home,” Yolanda Jones said proudly after she and her husband, Alejandro Jones, watched the four sections of their house on […]
The big event today is the NAACP presidential forum in Detroit, moderated by CBS’s Russ Mitchell and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien. All eight Democratic candidates — Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Gravel, Kucinich, Obama, and Richardson — will be on the stage together at around 10:30 am ET. Tancredo is the sole Republican scheduled to address […]
A bright spot in Michigan’s struggling economy is the number of visitors to metro Detroit in 2006, which edged up to its highest level since Sept. 11, 2001, according to a report released today by the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB). The study defines metro Detroit as Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
According to […]