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Microsoft Announces Move of Technology Center to Downtown Detroit - Opportunity Detroit
February 3, 2017

Microsoft Announces Move of Technology Center to Downtown Detroit

By: Allison Hendricks

“Another great day here in Detroit,” exclaimed Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans. “It seems like everyday there’s another great announcement.” Standing alongside Mayor Mike Duggan, Bedrock CEO Jim Ketai, and Microsoft executives, Gilbert announced the relocation of…

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Cupid’s Undie Run Encourages Participants to “Bare” the Cold - Opportunity Detroit
February 1, 2017

Cupid’s Undie Run Encourages Participants to “Bare” the Cold

By: Allison Hendricks

Get ready to bare it all as Cupid’s Undie Run returns to Detroit, Saturday, February 11 at The Fillmore. Notorious for their unique display of attire, Undie runners strut their stuff in their bedroom’s best while running a “brief” (get…

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Shinola Hotel Breaks Ground at 1400 Woodward Ave - Opportunity Detroit
January 31, 2017

Shinola Hotel Breaks Ground at 1400 Woodward Ave

By: Allison Hendricks

Bang! A construction worker slams a sledgehammer into a brick wall of 1400 Woodward Ave. and groundwork for The Shinola Hotel begins. As the first hotel for Bedrock and Shinola, this early 20th-century retail building will host eight floors and…

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Build Institute Creates an Ecosystem of Entrepreneurs in Detroit - Opportunity Detroit
January 25, 2017

Build Institute Creates an Ecosystem of Entrepreneurs in Detroit

By: Allison Hendricks

Formed in January 2012 as a pilot project of D:hive, Build Institute, an entrepreneurial program, began as a welcome center and resource located on Woodward Avenue in the current Nike Detroit Community Store space. The welcome center included tours, provided…

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Parc Restaurant Brings Casual Midday and Night-Life Dining Option to Detroit - Opportunity Detroit
January 23, 2017

Parc Restaurant Brings Casual Midday and Night-Life Dining Option to Detroit

By: Allison Hendricks

Come as you are to downtown Detroit’s newest restaurant and bar: Parc, named after its location in Campus Martius Park and a tribute to Detroit’s French-European roots. The venue features a 270-degree view of downtown Detroit, with over 100 feet…

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Ponyride Series: Pingree Audio: A Speaker with Unique Sound - Opportunity Detroit
January 20, 2017

Ponyride Series: Pingree Audio: A Speaker with Unique Sound

By: Allison Hendricks

Tucked away in the corner of Ponyride, an incubator space in Detroit for entrepreneurs and artists, Paul Karas stands at a workstation tinkering with a small wooden box. Connecting a wire here and there and suddenly the room is reverberating…

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Meridian Winter Blast Features Fun Winter Events Jan. 20 –22 - Opportunity Detroit
January 18, 2017

Meridian Winter Blast Features Fun Winter Events Jan. 20 –22

By: Allison Hendricks

The annual Meridian Winter Blast (MWB) returns to downtown Detroit from Friday, January 20 – Sunday, January 22 for a lineup of fun winter activities, live entertainment and delicious local restaurants. Chemical Bank and Matrix Human Services team up every…

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Ponyride Series: Lazlo Creates Sustainable Fashion with a Social Mission - Opportunity Detroit
January 13, 2017

Ponyride Series: Lazlo Creates Sustainable Fashion with a Social Mission

By: Allison Hendricks

“I thought Detroit was probably the most interesting place in the world right now,” said Christian Birky, founder of Lazlo LLC. Lazlo, a sustainable men’s clothing line ethically sourced from natural cotton and locally manufactured by ex-inmates, is housed in…

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Warby Parker Sets Sights on Detroit with Designer Eyewear - Opportunity Detroit
January 13, 2017

Warby Parker Sets Sights on Detroit with Designer Eyewear

By: Allison Hendricks

This past November, Detroit welcomed a new addition to the historic Woodward Avenue: Warby Parker (WP), an in-house designer of high-quality and fashionable eyewear at an affordable price. Located at 1449 Woodward Ave., this hipster-esque store is one of a…