It’s the first shoe store of its kind in the city, which made headlines the last couple of years with other firsts — including chain grocery stores Meijer and Whole Foods, and a Starbucks.
“There is nothing like us downtown,” said Schaefer-Janssen, who is excited about being part of something bigger happening in the city. “I wanted to part of the rebirth of Detroit.”
Hudson’s store was founded in 1881 in Detroit. The site has remained vacant since the building was torn down over a decade ago.
The restaurant will occupy about 24,000 square feet and boasts old-school entertainment including a bowling alley, karaoke, darts and shuffleboard – along with a classic cocktail bar.
“We were tough by committee,” McCarty said of his championship Red Wings team. “But they (the Pistons) had some bad ass dudes that loved playing. We both represented the city well.”
It only took 25 games for everyone to be eliminated.
The Grand Rapids-based technology consulting firm C/D/H has moved its southeast Michigan office from Royal Oak to downtown Detroit.
One of Detroit’s most iconic blocks — and a very visible symbol of its recent problems — is about to get a redevelopment.
Sheldon Yellen is Michigan’s “Undercover Boss” and he’s about to appear on the CBS show once again. Among seven other “epic” bosses, Yellen will appear in a second episode to share his experience of being found out, or in his case of revealing himself to his employees.
It may be too broke to pay its bills or even respond to 911 calls on time, but Detroit is still thinking big.