The Jazzy Cafe enchants Harmonie Park
The Jazzy Cafe is a large part of the recent resurgence of street level shops in Harmonie Park. Mike obtained the space in May of 2006 his background in home improvement and plumbing allowed him to do most of the renovations himself. Its a process that took more time but […]
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 […]
Summary: new transit options to Detroit Metro Airport, new retail and housing in downtown Detroit, Zingerman’s gets national recognition, Wayne State and companies of Wayne State faculty grow.
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, […]
Detroit named No. 1 sports city
With three of its four major franchises advancing deep into the playoffs, Detroit has been named North America’s top sports city by the Sporting News.
The magazine named the Motor City No. 1 in its 2007 annual ranking, which was published in editions that hit newsstands Wednesday.
“Although it didn’t bring home […]
Mackinac Bridge Marks 50 Years
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) - Fireworks displays launched from three points around the Mackinac Bridge capped a three-day 50th birthday celebration for one of the world’s longest suspension bridges.
When you think about it there aren’t really that many famous bridges in the United States. The Mackinac Bridge and the […]
Our Close-To-Home Bassin’
You don’t need to travel far to try some of Michigan’s best largemouth bass fishing if you live near one of our state’s big cities. There is excellent bassin’ just a short drive from Detroit, Lansing and other metro areas.
Here is a look at waters not far from our big cities that have […]
Detroit seizes the moment to rebuild
In a region riven by city-suburban feuds over such issues as Cobo Center, bus routes and water rates, the RiverWalk shows that competing interests can and do cooperate to achieve major goals.
Urban renewal didn’t work, centrally planned large projects (like shopping mall magnate Taubman’s Riverfront Towers, the RenCen) never turn […]