Bedrock Real Estate Services
“ON COMING HOME, OPENING UP AND ROCKIN’ OUT”
John Varvatos celebrates the opening of his Detroit store with a star-studded black carpet arrival and rock star-worthy VIP party, featuring a special live performance by Detroit native, Alice Cooper. Hosted by Chrysler in conjunction with Bedrock Real Estate Services, video directed by Anthony Garth of Hudson Edit.
Best quote from Varvatos … “A lot of people ask me where do I see Detroit going. And I just say, “In the next 5 years it will be one of the most talked about cities in the world.”
Nestled in the basement of one of downtown Detroit’s reinvigorated office buildings, is a quirky, vibrant place that’s bursting with creativity. Visitors are greeted by a buzzing neon sign and an un-manned astronaut spacesuit as they enter dPOP inside Bedrock’s 23-story Chrysler House. The ‘out of this world’ design mecca (where designers, artists and others plan the creation of amazing, functional spaces) is a study in the use of reclaimed materials. Old bank vaults are transformed into some of the coolest conference rooms you’ve ever seen, book shelves are made from black iron pipes and salvaged wood from demolished Detroit homes, and there’s a wall filled with remnants – from a vintage fan to an ornate globe to found fixtures and signs – which is truly one-of-a-kind …
… Want to experience the impact for yourself? Come visit us in downtown Detroit. We’ll be happy to arrange a tour!
Gas Station TV (GSTV), a Rockbridge Growth Equity company, today announced it will relocate its headquarters from Birmingham, Michigan to 1201 Woodward Avenue, the former Kresge building, in the heart of downtown Detroit. GSTV will move its entire operation, including more than 80 team members, and occupy three floors totaling approximately 15,000 square feet in the historic building owned and managed by Bedrock Real Estate Services. Construction is currently underway on the new state-of-the-art offices and the move is expected to be completed by June 2015 … The 9-story mid-rise building dates back to 1891 and is the former home of Kresge department store.
Read the complete MLive article (with the gallery of photos).
Last week Detroit contemporary arts group Library Street Collective announced that Detroit’s First National Building will soon have the world’s tallest mural on its side.
New York-based artists How & Nosm, identical twin brothers, will paint the 26-story piece, which is commissioned by the skyscraper’s owner Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert.
The mural will be 354-feet tall, and 81-feet wide, according to Library Street Collective and pay tribute to a mural that formerly graced the building.
Click here to see just some of Detroit’s colorful large-scale murals from across the city. (Missing from this gallery are the many murals in the Grand River Creative Corridor!)
April 1-8 Food & Wine is conducting its annual poll to select America’s 10 most brilliant up-and-coming chefs every year.
This year the Detroit area is represented by Marc Djozlija of Wright & Company, Garrett Lipar of Torino and James Rigato of The Root Restaurant & Bar. Read their profiles and then cast your vote. The results will be announced on April 9.
A note from Bedrock Real Estate Services …
Please keep voting for Bedrock’s The Z garage, in the running for an Architizer A+ award. Voting continues through next Friday. You can vote once per day. Follow the link to vote. It only takes a second. Thank you!
Follow this link to vote in the Transportation – Parking Structures category. The Z is in the second row on the left.
Voting continues until April 3.
For info and some great photos of The Z in Downtown Detroit visit www.architizer.com/projects/the-z/
The BELT is an art-filled alley between the two wings of The Z parking deck, located at 1234 Library Street in downtown Detroit. The alley is a joint project of Bedrock Real Estate Services and The Library Street Collective. Show Me Detroit Tours will keep you posted about the next Public Matter exhibition opening on May 22nd.