Midtown Detroit

Welcome to the El Moore

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Thanks to Midtown Detroit, Inc. for this update.

El Moore, located in Midtown Detroit on West Alexandrine between Second and Third, is a residential building currently undergoing innovative, sustainable renovations. Units in the building will begin coming online in the near future.

The El Moore welcomes both long-term residents and guests to explore the intersection of nature, community, and the city together.

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Everything you need to know about one of America’s hottest cities

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This profile of Motown was published today (April 22) on Virgin Atlantic‘s blog and summarizes many of the attractions of “The D”.

On June 1 Virgin Atlantic will launch direct flights to Detroit, the birthplace of Motown, Madonna and the motor car.

Although most commonly associated with Henry Ford and the motor car and Berry Gordy and his Motown record label, Detroit has probably become better known recently for its financial troubles. However, the city has been enjoying a recent resurgence and is once again a hot bed of energy with a burgeoning art scene and new bars and restaurants popping up daily. Read on for a few things you might not know.

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The 26 Best Detroit Bars for Outdoor Drinking

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As cracks in Detroit’s seemingly impenetrable silver lining (aka, the sky) start to appear, it seems that we’re ready to rush out and enjoy the few fleeting and sweet months of Bob Seger’s favorite season. While holing up in a dark, dank dive may have its appeal in the light-deprived winter months, by the time spring hits, it’s imperative to recharge batteries with some sunlight, a patio, and numerous pints. With this in mind, these are Detroit’s finest bars that let you imbibe in the fresh (or fresh-ish) air.

The Alley Deck
Motor City Brewing Works
Seva Detroit
The Whitney Restaurant – Detroit
The Bronx Bar
3rd Street Detroit
The Old Miami
Hopcat – Detroit
Traffic Jam & Snug

Green Dot Stables
McShane’s Pub & Whiskey Bar
Nancy Whiskey’s Detroit
PJ’s Lager House

TV Lounge
Bookies Bar N’ Grille

The Old Shillelagh
Exodos Rooftop

Whiskey In The Jar
Kelly’s Bar Hamtramck

Z’s Villa – New Center
El Barzon – Southwest
La Dolce Vita – Grixdale
Los Galanes – Mexicantown
Berts Warehouse Entertainment – Eastern Market

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Scarab Club exhibition LOWRIDING: From Crenshaw to Woodward

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A significant aspect of Detroit history is the role of the automotive industry in putting the world on wheels. Lowrider culture emerged in Los Angeles and migrated to Detroit. The Scarab Club exhibition “LOWRIDING: From Crenshaw to Woodward” showcases lowrider cars and bicycles. The new exhibition opens Thursday, April 2.

Curated by Erik Howard, LOWRIDING includes photographs, paintings, installations and complementary programming that highlights the cultural impact of lowriders. The all-media show runs through Saturday, May 17 at the Scarab Club.

The Club is located in Midtown Detroit at 217 Farnsworth St. at John R, immediately behind the Detroit Institute of Arts​.

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Detroit’s Fisher Building builder moves back in – 87 years later

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The Christman Company said hello to an old friend earlier this month.

The construction management company has moved into the iconic New Center Area building it helped construct in 1928 and has a full slate of construction projects in the greater downtown area keeping it busy …

… “We wanted to be a part of what’s happening in Detroit,” said Steve Roznowski, chairman and CEO of the Lansing-based company, which had $601 million in revenue last year and is now leasing the entire 26th floor at 3011 W. Grand Blvd.

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VIDEO: “The Gilded Age” shows off the Fisher Building

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Welcome to the Gilded Age. Set in Detroit’s Fisher Building and featuring some beautiful gilded looks from The Somerset Collection, this SHEI Magazine photo shoot explores the glittering history of a legendary color: gold. See the full spread in our print magazine, available April 11th.

This video presents a stunning up-close view of the interior of the Fisher Building.  Enjoy!

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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Opens for Season on April 1

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A note from the historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant …


It’s been a cold winter, but we have been very busy at Piquette! Since our last public tour day of 2014, volunteers have been working on building improvements, building clean up, and prepping cars for our opening day.

Next Wednesday, April 1st, is the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant’s 2015 Opening Day. We will be open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Tours will be offered throughout the day. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students, and children 13 and under are free.

For more information about the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, send an email to info@fordpiquetteplant.org or call 313.872.8759.

The museum is located in Detroit’s Midtown at 461 Piquette Street, east of Woodward Avenue.

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