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: 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

Detroit’s QLINE Begins Service on May 12: What You Need To Know

TweetDETROIT — 60 Years. That’s how long it’s been since Detroit has had an operating streetcar. That’s about to change when the new QLINE begins passenger service on Friday, May 12. Free rides will be offered for everyone during opening weekend. The new QLINE has added $7 billion in development along the Woodward corridor. About two-thirds of the investment along the line is complete, with $2.4 billion planned for the future. It took 10 years to go from the concept phase to passenger operations. “We’re always reinventing and I thinkRead More

PHOTOS: 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon & Make the Future Festival — Part Three

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Cobo Center for the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon. More than 100 student vehicle teams from across the country have descended on Detroit. They are here to show off their ultra-fuel efficient vehicles that they designed, built and of course, race them! There are two vehicle classes to choose from: prototype and urban concept. Three energy sources are available: battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell or internal combustion which includes compressed natural gas. Teams must complete 10 laps or 6 miles with an average speed of 15Read More

Students From The Great Lakes Region Head To Make The Future Festival This Week To See Innovation In Action

Tweet DETROIT  — Approximately 12,000 students from more than 80 schools in the greater Detroit area will head to Detroit’s Cobo Center later this week to explore the future of energy during a STEM-focused school tour to Make the Future Detroit, featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas. The festival, which is free of charge and will take place April 27 – 30, 2017, will celebrate bright energy ideas that will inspire current and future energy solutions, offering free virtual reality experiences and hands-on science experiments for an expected crowd of more than 20,000Read More

PHOTOS: Zac Efron & the Cast of “BAYWATCH” Hosted the First SlowMo Marathon

TweetOn April 22nd, the world was introduced to an evolution in the field of sport…Zac Efron & the Cast of “BAYWATCH” Hosted the First SlowMo Marathon. Members of the original T.V. show cast joined in on the fun too! A marathon, but a marathon like no other. The Baywatch SlowMoMarathon – A grueling 0.3km that must be run entirely in slow motion. “BAYWATCH” follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future ofRead More

PHOTOS: 2017 MI Earth Day Fest in downtown Rochester, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the 2017 MI Earth Day Fest in downtown Rochester, Mich. This high-profile community event highlights the efforts of area businesses and community organizations to Make Earth Day Matter.  The festival offers a wide variety of exhibits, attractions and activities. It featured dozens of green/wellness products, services & program exhibits, displays of vehicles & renewable energy systems, Food & Farm areas with local & organic products & food service along with free samples, giveaways and show specials. Other activities included dancing and live music entertainment, a WholeRead More

WATCH: Detroit’s new QLine (M-1 Rail) undergoes testing

TweetDetroit’s new QLine (M-1 Rail) streetcar is undergoing testing before its big launch on May 12, 2017. Watch as the new light rail streetcar makes its way up and down Woodward Avenue in downtown and midtown Detroit. The line will make a 6.6-mile loop around Woodward Avenue. There are 20 stops between Grand Boulevard and Larned Street. Each ride will cost $1.50 when it opens for business on May 12. Streetcars will feature modern amenities air-conditioning, heat and come equipped with bike racks and Wi-Fi.  

PHOTOS: Chevrolet Red Carpet Walk @ “The Joe” — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE outside the final Detroit Red Wings game at Joe Louis Arena. Red Wings players and alumni arrived in Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and Silverado vehicles. They were introduced one-by-one by public address announcer Erich Freiny. Then, they walked the red carpet to say one final goodbye to The Joe as they entered for the last hockey game to be played there. It was an emotional moment for the fans and the players alike. The building will be torn down to make way for new development alongRead More