There’s been a lot of talk about Michigan’s tax break on filmmakers moving production to the state of Michigan, what features added incentives to film in Detroit in particular. It’s been a big hit with major productions increasing from only three last year to over 60 features so far this year including “Butterfly Effect: […]
Did Metro Detroit get a new addition to its public transportation system without us noticing? It appears we did get a new form of regional transit. No, no trains yet, but a new shuttle bus that transports citizens from some of Metro Detroit’s nightlife districts, downtown Detroit, Royal Oak, and Ferndale.
I called it […]
The Detroit Free Press has a photo gallery of 25 delicious sandwiches that can be found throughout the Detroit area. Just looking at these sandwiches makes my mouth water. The list includes a handy sandwich a ham sandwich at Mike’s Famous Ham Place on Michigan Avenue in Corktown, the Yardbird sandwich (applewood smoked […]
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 […]
Heard of InZero? It’s a science-fiction tv series being filmed in Detroit. It’s the same people behind the movie “The Passenger” also set and made in Detroit. The group is called Thought Collide and they have been having showings for episodes at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak. There’s also […]
There’s a lot development news I missed from Metro Mode summarized here. Read the articles further for more details and pictures and plans of developments. There’s a lot below the line:
Summary: New Washtenaw County bike map is published and available online, award winner to open business in Detroit, a test run of the Livingston to Ann Arbor commuter rail line, a unique new store for books and gifts in downtown Royal Oak, and Gerald Ford’s face appears in a cornfield
Planting seeds of downtown rebirth
The array of begonias, day lilies, roses, black-eyed susans, and red, white and blue petunias softens and humanizes a corner of downtown previously more bleak than most.
People notice. Linda Merritt, an employee with the Internal Revenue Service office at McNamara, said the plantings make it “a pleasure to come down for […]
Wonder wheels roll into town
He quipped that people described Pune as the Detroit of India but a time would come when they would say that Detroit is the Pune of America!
[via Times of India]
Legislation aims to curb copper thefts in Michigan
In hopes of thwarting what he calls an epidemic of copper thefts, Sen. Buzz Thomas, […]
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, […]