GETTEES to open locally-made clothing store in Eastern Market

GETTEES to open locally-made clothing store in Eastern Market

The garment industry in America all but died long ago.  Everyone wants to send the work oversees.  It’s been that way for decades.  Mathew Hunt decided metro Detroit was the perfect place to buck that trend. The founder of metro Detroit-based clothing manufacturer GETTEES makes shirts in unused space in his dad’s automotive parts factory […]

Bank of America invests $1.5 million in 0% interest rate program to help Detroiters with home repairs

Bank of America invests $1.5 million in 0% interest rate program to help Detroiters with home repairs

Bank of America has invested $2.5 million to help Detroit residents repair their homes with 0% interest rates and support improvements and growth in Detroit’s neighborhoods The $2.5 million investment includes a $1.5 million reinvestment in the 0% Interest Home Repair Program, which began in 2015, and a $1 million operating grant to Invest Detroit to […]

Comerica to open a new banking center in New Center

Comerica to open a new banking center in New Center

Comerica Bank will open a new banking center at W. Grand Blvd. and Third on Tues., Nov. 12. The move is part of the bank’s $3 million investment into reshaping its Detroit presence announced in 2017. The new street-level banking center completes a relocation that first began in 2017 when Comerica sold its W. Grand […]

‘Run of the Dead’ celebrates Latino holiday in Southwest Detroit

‘Run of the Dead’ celebrates Latino holiday in Southwest Detroit

One of the city’s annual tributes to the ancestors is on the run again. The Southwest Detroit Business Association’s “Run of the Dead” event for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) will take place Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at the General George S. Patton Memorial Center, 2301 Woodmere St. in Detroit. The route […]

There’s no candy coating it: It’s time to ban the sale of flavored vaping products 

There’s no candy coating it: It’s time to ban the sale of flavored vaping products 

Cotton candy, cappuccino and Gummiberry flavors are favorites among young vapers, many of whom hardly hit middle school before they become addicted to the popular juices available in vaping devices. Flavored e-cigarettes and vapes come in bright packaging, which often look eerily similar to kid-friendly snack packages. Flavors mask the harshness of tobacco, making it […]

Southwest Detroit Restaurant week ushers in Hispanic Heritage Month

Southwest Detroit Restaurant week ushers in Hispanic Heritage Month

A delicious tradition will return to the city Oct. 4 through Oct. 13 when the 2nd Annual Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week is expected to attract thousands from the metro area. Almost two-dozen Latin American eateries and bars will participate in the celebration presented by the Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA), representing recipes and dishes throughout […]

Michigan hopes to become land of OZ with launch of its Opportunity Zone website 

Michigan hopes to become land of OZ with launch of its Opportunity Zone website 

While many Michigan’s urban cities’ economic recovery programs have gained momentum, there is concern those efforts may not be moving fast enough or are far enough along. Visibility is often a problem. Investors, entrepreneurs, community leaders, developers, builders and other critical stakeholders need to “see” incentives, in order to “seize” them, according to development experts […]

Scarf design contest showcases Detroit artists, hopes to bring more people to Light Up Livernois Sept. 28

Scarf design contest showcases Detroit artists, hopes to bring more people to Light Up Livernois Sept. 28

Fifty-seven talented high school and college art students have submitted their designs for a Limited Edition Avenue of Fashion Livernois 2019 hand-painted scarf, and you can help pick the winner. The contest is not only showcases the talent of Detroit’s young artists. Yvette Jenkins, owner of Love Travels Imports, which created the contest, hopes it […]

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 […]

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