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Bedrock Real Estate to spend an estimated $400 million on restoration of Book Tower

In one of the more surprising stories about redevelopment in a city full of them, the Book Tower and Book Building will get an estimated $400 million worth of restoration, according to a recent Crain's Detroit Business article.

International bike conference to take place in Detroit

Bike!Bike!, an international conference for bike enthusiasts, will be hosted by The Hub of Detroit with an expected attendance around 300.

Michigan Science Center forum to pose the question, "Should we eradicate the mosquito?"

If you could eradicate the mosquito from the face of the earth, would you? That's the essential question being asked at a forum taking place at the Michigan Science Center on September 22.

Fitzgerald neighborhood receives $4 million grant to support revitalization efforts

The northwest Detroit neighborhood has seen a lot of disinvestment in recent years. While that's been devastating, it's also what made it eligible to receive a $4 million grant from the "Reimagining Civic Commons" initiative.

Elementary school in Southwest Detroit fights neighborhood blight

Neinas Elementary School needs funding to complete their goal of redesigning land that was once three abandoned buildings. 

National startup boom reaches Detroit

Conditions are just right nationally and in Detroit for a startup boom, according to a Detroit Free Press article. And that's exactly what we're seeing.

In surprising turn, classic Detroit venue may reopen

Since closing in 1988, the Vanity Ballroom has been nearly scrapped bare. But east side developers are hopeful they can revive the art deco beauty. 

Michigan leads Midwest in hop production, craft beer industry

An article earlier this month in the Chicago Tribune identifies Michigan as the top hop producer in the Midwest with over 800 acres dedicated to the crop.

Diversity increases amongst downtown business owners

A recent article in the Detroit News details the increase in minority owned businesses downtown. But a few caveats remain. 

New pilot program could rewrite zoning codes for the better

According to the Detroit News, a new "pink zone" pilot program, meant to ease zoning restrictions, could be on the way next summer.

Detroit automakers and Silicon Valley app-makers increase collaboration

Detroit is teaching Silicon Valley a thing or two about technology in the arena it knows best: cars.

National business leaders bullish on Detroit, Kresge report indicates

The Kresge Foundation released its "Detroit Reinvestment Index," which gathered data on what national business leaders think about Detroit.

Help select which mural gets painted at the Adams Butzel Recreation Complex

Every year, the 8-week Summer in the City program culminates in a celebration and mural painting. This year, they've chosen to adorn the Adams Butzel Recreation Complex in northwest Detroit with a hockey-themed mural.

Detroit Free Press strongly denounces county executives' efforts to derail regional transit

A prominent columnist at the Detroit Free Press and the paper's editorial board have come out staunchly against recent efforts to scuttle regional transit by suburban county executives.
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