Under Armour store in Detroit to open April 13

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Frank Witsil , Detroit Free Press 4:13 p.m. ET March 28, 2017 636263018268611537-IMG-IMG-0138.JPG-DG-KP.j-1-.JPG The Under Armour store in downtown Detroit is set to open April 13. The store, which is part of a retail chain that specializes in making and selling high-end sportswear and athletic gear, was announced by the company’s CEO and Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert about four months ago. It will be at 1201 Woodward, not far from rival sportswear retailer Nike, which opened last spring to big crowds and fanfare. Under Armour said Detroit was an ideal location for the company as an “icon of Americana.” Like…

Finley: Mike Ilitch cut path to Detroit’s comeback

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It’s easy to forget in this era of fierce Detroit pride that time when the Motor City was the butt of jokes nationally and self-loathing at home; when it’s future seemed one long downward slope. The Detroit on which Mike Ilitch staked his company’s and personal reputations in 1989 was at its historic low-water mark, while the Little Caesars empire he started 30 years earlier in Garden City was gathering toward the nearly $4 billion pizza-sports-entertainment-gaming giant it is today. The suburbs were the place to be then for a fast growing company, and Little Caesars was comfortable on its…

Howes: Who says Chicago is business capital of Midwest?

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Daniel Howes , The Detroit News Published 11:30 p.m. ET Feb. 9, 2017 | Updated 9:03 a.m. ET Feb. 10, 2017 downtown-skylineBuy Photo (Photo: John T. Greilick / The Detroit News) Microsoft Corp.’s decision to move its regional headquarters to downtown Detroit from the suburbs has talking heads all atwitter. Why stop there? For the first time in who knows when, southeast Michigan and the reinventing city at its core can legitimately compete to become the regional headquarters of choice for the Midwest. That’s an honor for way too long owned by Chicago. Yes, the mind reels: Detroit, not Chicago….

Microsoft is taking its Detroit operation downtown

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Posted Feb 2, 2017 by Matt Burns (@mjburnsy) Next Story Snapchat paid Reggie Brown $157.5M to settle his ‘ousted founder’ lawsuit Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and businessman Dan Gilbert are set to announce Microsoft is moving downtown from the suburbs. TechCrunch has confirmed the move with several trusted sources and learned that Microsoft will occupy 50,000 square feet in One Campus Martius, a building owned in part by Dan Gilbert and home to a large chunk of the Quicken Loans team. Microsoft’s Detroit operation is currently housed in Southfield, Mich. The staff is mostly sales people. It’s unknown at this…

6 Unexpected Cities for the Food Lover

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NORTH AMERICA DETROIT, UNITED STATES Wait, Detroit? Yes. The city better known as a center for automakers and manufacturing is revving its culinary motors. DETROIT, MICHIGAN Aerial view of downtown Detroit, Michigan Video by Smithsonian, Getty Images Best Neighborhood for a Food Frenzy Picture of Coney dogs and fries at American Coney Island in Detroit, Michigan VIEW IMAGES Detroit’s most coveted Coney Island restaurants, Lafayette and American, slather on chili sauce, mustard, and onions to create the city’s iconic Coney Island hot dog. PHOTOGRAPH BY JOE VAUGHN, REDUX The city’s oldest surviving neighborhood, Corktown (early immigrants were from County Cork,…

Construction builds up hope for Detroit’s 2017

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The Detroit News Published 10:33 p.m. ET Jan. 2, 2017 | Updated 8:47 a.m. ET Jan. 3, 2017 (Photo: Todd McInturf / The Detroit News) A string of major construction projects — from a massive hockey arena and street car line down Woodward to the resurrection of the Wayne County jail project — will reshape downtown Detroit in 2017. It’s a flurry of activity and investment that seemed wildly improbable less than a decade ago. But the construction detours and closed sidewalks are a welcome sign of a new era for many who live and work near downtown. “I’m excited…

Albom: Detroit Pistons going back where they belong, in the city

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Does it really matter where a sports team plays? Don’t the New York Giants labor in New Jersey? Don’t the Los Angeles Angels suit up in Anaheim? Yes. But sometimes, sometimes, it truly makes a difference. The Detroit Pistons have been out of Detroit for nearly 40 years. For a decade, they played in a cavernous football stadium in Pontiac. Then they built a lovely but lonely home on empty acreage in Auburn Hills. But basketball is a city game at its core, and there was always a tug to get the Pistons to dribble back. On Tuesday, that tug…

Wojo: Pistons’ move more evidence of a city rebounding

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Detroit — It would’ve been easy, maybe even fiscally prudent, to ignore the allure. Tom Gores could’ve kept the Pistons right where they are, in a nice arena in a comfortable setting, far from the mounting noise. But Gores saw what others saw, and then heard what he had to hear. Growth begets growth, successful businessmen attract successful businessmen. And on a clear day in downtown Detroit, you could see more evidence of a rebound city increasingly united, in historic ways and symbolic ways. The Pistons are moving back downtown, which always made sense from a logistical standpoint, fitting the…

Jeans retailer fits snugly into Detroit’s Rivertown

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Ian Thibodeau , The Detroit News 11:36 p.m. EST November 11, 2016 There’s nothing fancy about the rugged heritage jeans sold at Detroit Denim Co., despite the $250 price tag. They’re just well-made, says company founder Eric Yelsma. “We’re making something as best as it can be made,” Yelsma said, standing in the middle of the flagship store and garment factory that he and Detroit Denim co-owners opened earlier this year in part of a former warehouse called the Dongan Building in Detroit’s Rivertown neighborhood. The opening of the store at 2987 Franklin brought back to life one of the…

Parks & Rec offers creative twists for breakfast, lunch

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Molly Abraham , The Detroit News 2:46 p.m. EDT November 2, 2016 Food (Photo: Jose Juarez / Special to The Detroit News) The massive stone structure on Grand River and Cass is a landmark in downtown Detroit. And the castle-like Grand Army of the Republic building that dates back to 1899 has had many uses over the years, including the time it was the headquarters of the Detroit Parks & Recreation Department. And that’s the derivation of the name of the second restaurant in the building. The larger Republic Tavern and its ambitious menu opened in April 2015 to positive…