Woodward Avenue


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

WATCH: Our First Ride on Detroit’s New QLine Streetcar (M-1Rail)

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was invited to be one of the first passengers on Detroit’s New QLINE Streetcar. The project took 10 years to complete from the concept phase to passenger operations. The new QLINE had added $7 billion in development along the Woodward corridor. Each streetcar weighs 87,000 pounds. It can travel up to 30 mph. QLine is powered by a 750 volt lithium ion battery and runs 60 percent off wire–the greatest portion on the United States. Free rides will be offered to everyone for the QLines opening weekendRead More

PHOTOS: Testing underway for Detroit’s new QLine streetcar

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. Former WDIV-TV 4 Anchor CarmenRead More

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

The Parade Company Announces Actor Keegan-Michael Key As Co-Grand Marshal; Tony-Nominated Motown The Musical To Open 90th America’s Thanksgiving Parade® Presented By Art Van

Tweet DETROIT — The Parade Company announced today a star-studded celebrity line-up to appear in the 90th America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van, recognized as one of the best Thanksgiving parades in the country by U.S. News & World Report Travel. On November 24, this year’s parade celebrating “90 Years Together” will be led by parade Co-Grand Marshals Judge Damon Keith and Actor Keegan-Michael Key joined by U.S. Olympic athletes Allison Schmitt, Aly Raisman and April Ross, singer and songwriter Mike Posner, Motown singer Martha Reeves of Martha and theRead More

PHOTOS: M-1 Rail (QLine) Construction Nearing Completion in midtown Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE along Woodward Avenue in midtown Detroit. Construction crews are putting the final touches on the rails in preparation for the new M-1 Rail (Qline) system. Line stations still need to be built from the ground up. M-1 RAIL recently began the first of nearly 1,000 tests to be conducted before the start of passenger operations in 2017, operating a small motorized inspection car called a “speeder” to ensure the track is free of obstructions in advance of the first QLINE vehicle delivery. The first passengersRead More

PHOTOS: A Tour of the new Nike community store in downtown Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the brand new Nike community store along Woodward Avenue in Detroit. It is housed inside the former F.W. Woolworth Co. building. The store’s grand opening was held on May 27, 2016. Men’s clothing and shoes are located on the first floor while the women’s department is on a lower level. About 80 percent of the store’s employees live within a 5-mile radius of the store. Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Real Estate Services owns the space and hopes to attract other retailers to the area. VisitRead More

PHOTOS: Construction underway on the new Detroit Red Wings arena

TweetAmericaJR.com’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

Qstride Becomes Latest Technology Company to Move Headquarters to Downtown Detroit’s Burgeoning High-Tech Corridor Along Woodward Avenue

TweetDETROIT — QStride, a leading technology solutions provider specializing in business intelligence, analytics and information technology (IT) consulting services, today announced the company has relocated its headquarters from Troy, Michigan to One Woodward Avenue in the heart of downtown Detroit’s rapidly growing high-tech district. QStride’s new offices are located on the 16th floor of the Minoru Yamasaki-designed skyscraper with panoramic views of the Detroit River and the Central Business and Technology District. The building is owned and managed by Bedrock Real Estate Services. QStride is actively hiring to fill approximately 30Read More

PHOTOS: 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR.com’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday afternoon. The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day celebration of car culture, attracting more than 1 million visitors and over 50,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles to Metro Detroit. North American cruisers from California, Georgia, Canada and all points in between caravan to Metro Detroit to participate in what has become, for many, an annual rite of summer.  The Woodward Dream Cruise always takes place annually on theRead More