Method Development’s $1.8-million Brush Park project to turn historic mansion into eight apartments

Method Development’s $1.8-million Brush Park project to turn historic mansion into eight apartments

The Brush Street Historic District was once known as “Little Paris.” While some of homes in the neighborhood have been lovely restored and still support the nickname, in other sections once beautiful homes have been abandoned or are in disrepair. That’s changing. Developments are springing up. The most recent is a $1.8 million project by Detroit-based […]

Livernois Soup and Light Up Livernois events help buoy cash-strapped Avenue of Fashion businesses

Livernois Soup and Light Up Livernois events help buoy cash-strapped Avenue of Fashion businesses

Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion, one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhood business districts, hit a speed bump with scheduled construction along the shop’s busiest corridor. It’s a massive project, albeit temporary one, according to shopowners contendng with foot traffic drops created as a result of limited parking and impassable sidewalks. The $8 million streetscaping project […]

Lighting the way: Detroit Discount Candles announces expansion

Lighting the way: Detroit Discount Candles announces expansion

Small businesses drive our economy and in Detroit, they are popping up in record numbers. That’s a good thing, according to Mayor Duggan, who frequently reminds residents that, ultimately, the city wants its new start-ups to stay up and become sustainable contributors to the city’s growing economy. Detroit’s Discount Candles is representative of the ‘dream […]

DTE awards $7,000 to help small businesses grow in Detroit’s North End

DTE awards $7,000 to help small businesses grow in Detroit’s North End

The reality TV show, Shark Tank, has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America. That’s the same thing DTE Energy wants to do in Detroit and its neighborhoods. Its business pitch competition, Bright Ideas for Neighborhoods, aims to help small business owners with bright ideas grow in Detroit’s North End. The North End is the home of DTE’s […]

Comcast surprises 150 low-income veterans, 100 youth with free laptops

Comcast surprises 150 low-income veterans, 100 youth with free laptops

For many low-income veterans and families the digital divide has been as wide as trying to traverse the Grand Canyon. For some that has changed. On August 15 Comcast surprised 150 low-income veterans with free laptops and announced a $25,000 grant to Southwest Solutions for a mobile computer lab and WiFi access points at its Piquette […]

Jobs wanted, but harder to land for some

Jobs wanted, but harder to land for some

Jobs would be easier to find and get to if job posters and job seekers’ needs were better aligned. That’s the findings of a new report that studied nearly 260 workforce and related service providers. The report, produced for the McGregor Fund and released by the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN),  found that approximately half […]

Shears & Shaves Barber and Spa opens on Livernois Avenue of Fashion

Shears & Shaves Barber and Spa opens on Livernois Avenue of Fashion

Thirty-two years ago Dawn Sanford found herself pregnant and needing not only money, but a career. While that was a start of her happy family, it was also the beginning of a dream. Despite having no inclination to ever become a barber, she graduated from the Michigan Barber College and took up a chair at […]

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