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The District Detroit Announces Detroit’s Largest Residential Development Initiative in More Than 20 Years

TweetDETROIT  — Olympia Development of Michigan today announced plans for hundreds of new affordable and market-rate rental housing units across six buildings in The District Detroit’s initial phase of residential developments. Four existing buildings – The Alhambra, The American, The Eddystone and 150 Bagley – and two new-construction buildings will create an exciting mix of urban lofts and apartments in The District Detroit. This initial phase of residential development includes 686 units, 139 of which will be designated as affordable at no more than 80 percent of the Area MedianRead More


WATCH: Highlights of the 2017 SAE Foundation Annual Celebration in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Masonic Temple in Detroit for the 2017 SAE Foundation’s Annual Celebration. In this video, watch as the following awards are presented: Gordon Millar Award to Ford Motor Company; The Young Leadership Awards to Sandeep Makam of FCA LLC and Srikanth Pilla, Ph.D. from Clemson University. You’ll also hear the acceptance speeches from all three winners. Roush Fenway Racing CEO Jack Roush was also honored with the SAE Foundation Industry Leadership Award that same evening.  


Jack Roush receives 2017 SAE Foundation Industry Leadership Award

TweetDETROIT — On Tuesday evening, the SAE Foundation presented its 2017 Industry Leadership Award to Jack Roush, founder, CEO and co-founder of Roush Fenway Racing. The ceremony took place during the organization’s annual celebration inside the Masonic Temple in Detroit. In 1988, Roush partnered with driver Mark Martin to launch his first NASCAR Cup Series team. In 2007, Roush Racing and Fenway Sports Group merged and brought together two championship organizations. He formed Roush Industries in Livonia, Mich. and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. His family of companies nowRead More


Enhanced Viewing and Access Options Highlight Changes at the 2017 Detroit Grand Prix

TweetDETROIT – As the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear draws closer, there are many new opportunities for fans to connect and enjoy the three-day motorsports festival on Belle Isle, June 2-4, 2017. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets and learning more about the event can access the new mobile-friendly Grand Prix website – www.DetroitGP.com.  The fresh look for DetroitGP.com allows for easier usage both on desktop and mobile devices, and fans can easily access all of the great content the Grand Prix has to offer. This includes news fromRead More


PREVIEW: 6th annual Cinetopia Film Festival kicks off on June 1

TweetDETROIT — The sixth annual Cinetopia Film Festival is coming to Detroit/Ann Arbor and Dearborn on June 1-11, 2017.  This showcases the best of the best independent films from festivals all over the globe. There were 130 submissions and they chose the best innovative films that tell a story and the history behind them. Russ Collins, CEO of the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, said they started Cinetopia five years ago in Detroit.  “We looked at other film festivals. (to model after)  The heritage of cinema in Detroit is prettyRead More


PHOTOS: A Tour of the Under Armour Brand House in downtown Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently toured the new Under Armour Brand House in downtown Detroit. The 16,000-square-foot store is located at 1201 Woodward Avenue, just a new stores down from the newly-opened Nike store. The Under Armour store features two levels including a mural of Detroit. Kraemer Design Group served as the architect of the new store. Items available for purchase include men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, hats as well as Detroit Tigers gear. There’s also a free phone charging station for shoppers to get more juice during their visit. VisitRead More


PHOTOS: QLINE (M-1 Rail) Detroit Grand Opening Weekend — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE in downtown Detroit for the QLINE Grand Opening Festival. QLINE riders will enjoy free rides for our Grand Opening May 12-14. Businesses throughout the Woodward Corridor are also celebrating the start of QLINE operations with promotions beginning May 12. Three festival sites are also offering activities for the entire family at: New Center Park (Grand Boulevard), Wayne State University (Woodward and Warren) and at Campus Martius Park. Downloadable the Schedule at: QLINE Detroit Grand Opening Festivities For more information about Detroit’s new QLINE streetcar, visit www.QLINEDetroit.com.


PHOTOS: A Tour of Third Man Records Vinyl Pressing Plant & Motor City Brewing Works

TweetMore than 100 advertising and marketing professionals were given an exclusive tour of Detroit’s revitalization on Wednesday, May 3. It was all for the 2017 AdAge Brand Summit/Detroit. Many of the attendees came from New York City, Chicago and other parts of Michigan. The morning session kicked off with presentations inside the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. Then, everyone was shuttled on giant tour buses to the Cass Corridor to check out the Third Man Records vinyl pressing plant and the Motor City Brewing Works craft beer brewery. The company announcedRead More


PHOTOS: M-1 Rail Presents the QLINE Detroit Grand Opening Festival

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE in downtown Detroit for the QLINE Grand Opening Festival. QLINE riders will enjoy free rides for our Grand Opening May 12-14. Businesses throughout the Woodward Corridor are also celebrating the start of QLINE operations with promotions beginning May 12. Three festival sites are also offering activities for the entire family at: New Center Park (Grand Boulevard), Wayne State University (Woodward and Warren) and at Campus Martius Park. Downloadable the Schedule at: QLINE Detroit Grand Opening Festivities


PHOTOS: Our First Ride on Detroit’s new QLINE streetcar

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was invited to be among the first passengers to ride on Detroit’s new QLINE streetcar. The QLINE will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, May 12 with a special event at Grand Circus Park. The Grand Opening event will begin with a morning press conference featuring elected officials and dignitaries and will be followed by an inaugural first-ride down Woodward Ave. The QLINE will open to the public by Friday afternoon. Free rides will be offered to everyone for the QLINE’s opening weekend from may 12-14 afterRead More