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Stephanie Byrd on how rebranding family's restaurant helped it thrive
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Stephanie Byrd on how rebranding family's restaurant helped it thrive

Stephanie Byrd is co-owner of The Block restaurant at 3919 Woodward Ave. in Midtown Detroit. Stephanie Byrd came back to Detroit in 2013 as an...

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Virtual golf center to open in Woodward Corners development in Royal Oak
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Virtual golf center to open in Woodward Corners development in Royal Oak

A nearly 6,000-square-foot virtual golf center is to open in the Woodward Corners by Beaumont development in Royal Oak in December. The indoor golf...

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North River Distillery launches statewide distribution of its potato-based vodka
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North River Distillery launches statewide distribution of its potato-based vodka

North River Distillery has gone from launching in Jackson to statewide distribution in one year. A potato vodka business based in Jackson is...

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Wayne County approves sale of Pinnacle Race Course site for development of 650 acres
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Wayne County approves sale of Pinnacle Race Course site for development of 650 acres

The Wayne County Commission has unanimously signed off on the sale of a failed former horse racing track in Huron Township to a Texas-based...

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Blackstone to buy 65 percent of parent of Traverse City's Great Wolf Lodge
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Blackstone to buy 65 percent of parent of Traverse City's Great Wolf Lodge

Blackstone Group Inc. agreed to buy a 65 percent controlling interest in waterpark operator Great Wolf Resorts Inc. from Centerbridge Partners and...

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Forever 21 could close 5 stores in Michigan as part of bankruptcy filing
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Forever 21 could close 5 stores in Michigan as part of bankruptcy filing

Company to close up to 178 stores in the U. S. Forever 21 Inc. is targeting five of its 15 stores in Michigan for potential closure as part of its...

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Mitten Crate moves out of Eastern Market, ditches subscription box business
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Mitten Crate moves out of Eastern Market, ditches subscription box business

Mitten Crate decided to move out of Beau Bien Fine Foods on Riopelle Street after its six-month sublease deal ended. After a six-month stint in the...

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Masco to sell window and door subsidiary for $725 million
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Masco to sell window and door subsidiary for $725 million

Livonia-based Masco Corp. has made a deal to sell one of its window and door subsidiaries for $725 million after exploring "strategic alternatives"...

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Forever 21 files for bankruptcy, adding to retail apocalypse
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Forever 21 files for bankruptcy, adding to retail apocalypse

Company to close up to 178 stores in the U. S. Forever 21 Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, the latest big fashion merchant who couldn't cope...

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How to connect with purchasers to grow your business
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How to connect with purchasers to grow your business

The right connections are everything. From the aerospace and automotive industries to the food and beverage industry, Michigan businesses can...

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Advocating for the health and wellness of children and families
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Advocating for the health and wellness of children and families

On his monthly radio program, The Children's Foundation President and CEO Larry Burns talks to community, government and business leaders about...

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High-rise condos at The Mid may reach $1M in cost
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High-rise condos at The Mid may reach $1M in cost

The Mid, a pair of skyscrapers at Woodward and Mack avenues in Midtown planned to be constructed in the next couple of years, would drastically...

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Opportunity Zone investments start to gain foothold
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Opportunity Zone investments start to gain foothold

The Chroma redevelopment project by Detroit-based The Platform is one of several in the city funded in part by Opportuntiy Zone investments....

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Marijuana company Green Peak Innovations raises $10 million for expansion
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Marijuana company Green Peak Innovations raises $10 million for expansion

The 3,200-square-foot retail outlet at 4330 Wilder Road in Bay City, branded by Green Peak Innovations as Skymint, opened to medical marijuana card...

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Consumers Energy gas rate hikes approved, tax refunds to customers
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Consumers Energy gas rate hikes approved, tax refunds to customers

About 4.1 million natural gas customers with Jackson-based Consumers Energy Co. will pay about 7.6 percent more after the Michigan Public Service...

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'Mid-century inspired' Hammer & Nail bar nears debut
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'Mid-century inspired' Hammer & Nail bar nears debut

Detroit-based developer Roxbury Group expects the Hammer & Nail bar to open in the Plaza building on Woodward Avenue in Midtown Detroit in mid...

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Detroit businessman Pickard, cousin donate $2 million for Morehouse College scholarships
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Detroit businessman Pickard, cousin donate $2 million for Morehouse College scholarships

Businessman and philanthropist William Pickard is embracing his roots in Georgia and his passion for Detroit with a $2 million gift for city-based...

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Ford Fund awards scholarships, van to Detroit Youth Choir
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Ford Fund awards scholarships, van to Detroit Youth Choir

Each member of the Detroit Youth Choir has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Ford Motor Company Fund, as well as a new 15-passenger transit...

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10 things to do this weekend
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10 things to do this weekend

See fashion, design and shopping converge at Light Up Livernois on Detroit's Avenue of Fashion. Listen to live music and swig beer at Founders'...

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City to spend $5 million to reopen Eastern Market parking deck, update underground space downtown
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City to spend $5 million to reopen Eastern Market parking deck, update underground space downtown

The 330-space parking structure in Eastern Market that closed in 2017 will be reopened after renovation. Detroit City Council approved Tuesday a $5...

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Continental to cut jobs, shut 2 U.S. factories in sweeping overhaul
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Continental to cut jobs, shut 2 U.S. factories in sweeping overhaul

Company has no plans for further employment cutbacks in the U. S. Continental AG is undertaking an effort to restore profits while enduring...

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Faurecia to invest $10.7 million, create 505 jobs in Highland Park
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Faurecia to invest $10.7 million, create 505 jobs in Highland Park

Faurecia plans to assemble automotive seats, seat frames, foam cushions and seat covers at two plants in Highland Park. Auto parts maker Faurecia...

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Frita Batidos sets Detroit opening date, will be first Columbia Street tenant
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Frita Batidos sets Detroit opening date, will be first Columbia Street tenant

Cuban-style casual eatery and bar Frita Batidos will open its Detroit location Oct. 2, owner Eve Aronoff confirmed, making it the first tenant to...

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North End development gets $2 million in financing, incentives
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North End development gets $2 million in financing, incentives

The 39,000-square-foot building at 40 Hague St. in Detroit's North End neighborhood is targeted for an $8.16 million redevelopment by Neal Check....

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Plastic waste processor plans $60 million plant, 150 jobs in Livonia
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Plastic waste processor plans $60 million plant, 150 jobs in Livonia

Ann Arbor-based QCI is planning a $60 million plant in Livonia that would be capable of processing 100,000 tons of plastic waste annually. An Ann...

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Karmanos, University of Michigan partner for $9.2 million prostate cancer research grant
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Karmanos, University of Michigan partner for $9.2 million prostate cancer research grant

Karmanos has diverse population that will supplement UM's long-term prostate research Left to right: Arul Chinnaiyan, M. D.,Ganesh Palapattu, M.D.;...

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Horizon Global names longtime auto supplier executive Gohl as new CEO
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Horizon Global names longtime auto supplier executive Gohl as new CEO

Change comes nearly a week after company sold off Asia-Pacific business Troy-based Horizon Global Corp. has named veteran auto supplier executive...

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Cambria Hotel project in Detroit receives $6.8 million in PACE energy efficiency loan funding
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Cambria Hotel project in Detroit receives $6.8 million in PACE energy efficiency loan funding

The new Cambria Hotel development in downtown Detroit has received $6.8 million in lower-cost energy efficiency funding from PACE Equity LLC as...

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Ann Arbor developers plan large speculative project
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Ann Arbor developers plan large speculative project

The first phase of the project near I-94 and State Street in Ann Arbor is expected to cost $20 million, while the overall project is $60 million to...

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Detroit's 40-Square-Mile Challenge could be its great opportunity
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Detroit's 40-Square-Mile Challenge could be its great opportunity

"What are you going to do with that 40 square miles?" Asked no city planner ever. But Ken Buckfire wants to know. The Detroit native-turned-New...

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