Bedrock Reveals Design for Transformational Development on Historic Woodward Avenue Hudson’s Site

Tweet DETROIT – After Bedrock presented preliminary design and plans for the site of the former J.L. Hudson’s Department Store (Hudson’s Site), the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) today approved a timeline that allows groundbreaking of the development by December 1, 2017. The new timeline aligns the groundbreaking of the Hudson’s development with the Michigan Thrive Initiative, an economic development tool supported by more than 40 communities from every corner of Michigan. This coordination is critical to provide the opportunity to deliver a catalytic, transformational project on the site. “For long-timeRead More

PHOTOS: AmericaJR Visits Skydeck Chicago & The Ledge

TweetAmericaJR’s Cory Martin recently visited Skydeck Chicago & The Ledge at Chicago’s Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower). Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, Skydeck Chicago is a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower! Step outside the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. At 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the Skydeck. Discover the best of Chicago with our museum-quality exhibits and theaterRead More

Superstar artists announced for “The Week Vegas Goes Country” 2017 including 5th annual ACM Party for a Cause

TweetENCINO, CA  – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today exciting details including the musical lineup, additional industry and fan events, as well as ticket on-sale dates and hotel codes for The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® – along with the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS TelevisionRead More

PHOTOS: Mike Ilitch’s Public Visitation at the Fox Theatre in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at Fox Theatre for Mike Ilitch’s public visitation ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Ilitch laid in repose for a public visitation on Wednesday, February 15, from noon – 8 p.m. in the Grand Lobby of the historic Fox Theatre. Community members are invited to the lobby of this national historic site that Mike and his wife Marian fully restored and established as the world headquarters of Little Caesars in 1989. In addition, community members are invited to share memories or write messages ofRead More

Honda Brings Stan Mikita’s All-Star Cafe to 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles

TweetTORRANCE, Calif.  — Honda has partnered with Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly to bring three days of exciting sports and entertainment programming to Los Angeles during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star weekend. The pop-up event is headlined by Stan Mikita’s All Star Café Presented by Honda celebrating the automaker’s title sponsorship of the 2017 NHL® All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Inspired by Honda’s title sponsorship of the 2017 NHL All-Star Game and nine-year relationship with the National Hockey League, this first-of-its kind, pop-up experience will open to theRead More

PHOTOS: 2017 Rochester Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the 2017 Rochester Fire & Ice Festival. The Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester, sponsored by Oakland County Credit Union, will fire up the weekend of Jan. 20-22 in spite of unseasonably warm temperatures and no snow in the forecast. The festival committee is replacing some of its winter-driven events with a variety of outdoor family-friendly activities from Oakland County Parks and Recreation. Open ice skating became an “ice fishing” rink and tube sledding was transformed into Patters’ Game Lane.

PHOTO GALLERY: 35th annual Plymouth Ice Festival @ Kellogg Park

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Kellogg Park for the 35th annual Plymouth Ice Festival. It is a world-class event in beautiful downtown Plymouth that is exciting and fun for the whole family. Furthermore, the event is committed to spreading the word about downtown Plymouth and helping the local business community thrive through event outreach and marketing efforts. Sculptures are available for viewing 24 hours a day and will remain standing after the event – weather permitting. There are plenty of selfie opportunities for you and your friends! The PlymouthRead More

PHOTOS: Construction nearing completion for the 2017 NAIAS in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo walked around the lobby of Cobo Center to check on the progress of the construction for the 2017 North American International Auto Show. Union laborers are working around the clock to get the automaker and supplier displays ready. They are about 80 percent complete as of Thursday afternoon. Most of the exhibit stands will be in their normal spots. However, a few have been redesigned for 2017. The NAIAS opens to the media with Automobili-D on Jan. 8 and continues all week long with the charity previewRead More

Meridian Winter Blast to hold festival during last weekend of 2017 NAIAS

TweetDETROIT –  Meridian Winter Blast presented by Quicken Loans is set to coincide with the last weekend of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Meridian Winter Blast will shift into top gear to bring the annual winter family-fun festival to Campus Martius Park for the 13th year, Friday, Jan. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 22. The festival moves up several weeks to overlap with the last weekend of the North American International Auto Show and features a new layout and winter-themed attractions, as well as an array of other seasonalRead More