The District


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

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

Breaking News: Detroit Businessman Mike Ilitch dead at 87

TweetDETROIT — Mike Ilitch, founder of Little Caesars Pizza, owner of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, Chairman of Ilitch Holdings, and champion for Detroit, died today at a local hospital. He was 87. “My father was a once-in-a-generation entrepreneur, visionary and leader, setting the tone for our organization and our family,” said Christopher Ilitch, President and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc. “He made such a positive impact in the world of sports, in business and in the community, and we will remember him for his unwavering commitment to hisRead More

PHOTOS: Construction continues on the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE in downtown Detroit to check on the progress of the new Little Caesars Arena, which will become the home of the Detroit Red Wings in 2017. Just one year after breaking ground on the arena and launching The District Detroit, the project is exceeding an aggressive goal of awarding 30-percent of contracts to Detroit businesses by nearly double. One of the most exciting and innovative features of the new Little Caesars Arena has been constructing the gondola seating —a massive, suspended steel frame that hangsRead More

Little Caesars Arena Announced As Name Of Detroit’s New Multi-Use Arena

TweetDETROIT — Olympia Entertainment and Little Caesars today announced a naming rights partnership establishing Little Caesars Arena as the name of Detroit’s new, 20,000+ seat downtown arena. The new Little Caesars Arena will serve as home of the Detroit Red Wings NHL franchise and countless other sports, entertainment and community events. Naming Rights to Provide International Visibility for Rapidly Growing, Global Brand The 20-year naming rights agreement averaging more than $6.25 million per year paves the way for Little Caesars Arena branding on the roof of the arena, on theRead More

PHOTOS: Construction underway on the new Detroit Red Wings arena’s Gloria Rzucidlo recently visited the construction site of the new Detroit Red Wings arena. The entire sports and entertainment complex is being called “The District.” The official name of the arena has not yet been released — however, there is speculation it will be called “Little Caesars Arena” or “The Baddest Bowl.” We’re told the new arena will feature 5 restaurants, 7 clubs and more concession stands than Joe Louis Arena. Construction began on April 24, 2015 following a formal groundbreaking ceremony on September 25, 2014. The arena, whichRead More

Olympia Development Launches Retail, Office Space Developments In The District Detroit’s Woodward Square Neighborhood

TweetDETROIT — Olympia Development of Michigan, LLC, today detailed its plans for more than 200,000 square feet of privately financed retail and office development projects in The District Detroit. These buildings, at the eastern and southern edges of the new Detroit arena, will join the arena as part of the Woodward Square neighborhood connecting Midtown to Downtown Detroit. The buildings on Woodward Avenue and Henry Street will offer restaurants, shops and office space along this section of Detroit’s main thoroughfare for the first time in years and provide neighborhood-friendly east andRead More

Michigan-headquartered Businesses Meijer And Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Sign On As First Landmark Partners For New Detroit Events Center, Detroit Red Wings

TweetDETROIT — As construction moves forward on the site of the new Detroit Events Center, Olympia Entertainment today announced that Meijer and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System are its first two official Landmark-level partners, the highest level of commitment. As Landmark partners, Meijer and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System will have maximum visibility throughout the Detroit Events Center, through complete partner integration with The Detroit Red Wings and Olympia Entertainment. Each has signed multi-year deals that begin with the 2017-2018 event season. The move reaffirms Olympia Entertainment’s commitment to collaborating withRead More

PHOTOS: What’s New in the D (Detroit, MI) — Part One’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE in downtown Detroit for a look at what’s new and exciting in the Motor City. We’ll start with the construction of the new Carhartt store at 5800 Cass Ave. Then, we’ll go to the ongoing construction of the new M-1 light rail system, which is expected to open in 2017. Next, we’ll show you the installation of the new LED digital marquis at the Fox Theatre. The new Detroit Red Wings arena is being built just a few blocks away for a projectRead More