Dan Gilbert’s cronies are lobbying for a slate of bills that would allow Michigan developers to capture state sales taxes and income taxes to help finance their massive redevelopment projects. The bills would pave the way for Gilbert’s proposed redevelopment of the demolished J.L. Hudson’s Store in the heart of…
Donald Trump toured Detroit with the good doctor Ben Carson this weekend. And in addition to a greater understanding of his son-in-law’s heritage, Trump walked away with his very favorite thing in the world: Press.
I’m going to cut straight to the chase: Detroit sports guy Jeff Moss of DetroitSportsRag.com broke the story today that Detroit Sports 105.1 (WMGC), a sports radio station in Detroit, would no longer be a sports station. The radio’s website now redirects to a WCSX 94.7, an oldies station. Moss broke the story, as he…
Hundreds of thousands of people crowded downtown Cleveland on Wednesday to celebrate the Cavaliers’ NBA championship, and aside from the 15 million or so people in Northern California, it seemed the rest of the country was celebrating alongside them—and rightly so. The Cavs took down the heavily-favored, shit-talking…
The Pistons haven’t called Detroit proper their home since 1978. Owner Tom Gores would like to change that. Last week, Gores hired agent Arn Tellem in an executive role, and Tellem’s first project will be exploring the team’s options to return to downtown.
While today’s Twins-Tigers game was in a rain delay, former Twins pitcher and current analyst Bert Blyleven updated his Twitter followers with photos of the field, and took some cracks at Detroit’s expense in the process.
When Marathon Petroleum received a $175 million tax break from the city of Detroit in 2007, they promised jobs for Detroiters. And, as of last January, the $2.2 billion expansion of Marathon's refinery on the city's southwest side had, in fact, created new jobs for tax-paying residents —all of 15 of them.
Tonight's relocated blowout in Detroit between the Jets and Bills came to a brief stop in the third quarter as a pair of Idiots ran onto the field while being chased by hapless security personnel.
In response to the Rays shipping David Price to the Tigers, Tampa Bay's FOX 13 made a joke at Detroit's expense. The joke is that Detroit is bad, you see. Do you get the joke?
Yesterday, the Detroit Red Wings unveiled plans for their brand new publicly subsidized $450 million arena development. The arena, which promises to include $200 million additional investments in mixed-used development, will break ground in September. The Ilitch family, which owns the Red Wings and Tigers, is calling…
RoboCop threw out the ceremonial first pitch in Detroit today, and it was only marginally better than his latest movie. His appearance was supposed to coincide with an unveiling of the long-dreamt-of statue everyone wants to see planted in old Detroit, but alas, that didn't really come off, either.
The following is excerpted from a feature running in Next City's weekly Forefront series on urban issues.
How does this happen? Seriously, how does this happen?
Last week, the Tigers' concession company fired Charley Marcuse, Comerica Park's locally renowned singing hot dog vendor. It's apparently the worst thing to happen to Detroit sports since the Pistons last played. And the Detroit News is determined to get to the bottom of it.
It's not enough that Detroit's suffering an economic collapse. Now, one neighborhood has to deal with a "supersize cat."
If you've spent a significant amount of time playing golf, you know how awful going through a round with a shitty playing partner can be. But no drunk, angry, or overly talkative golfing buddy will ever be as bad as one 59-year-old man from Detroit, Mich., who allegedly broke a club over his playing partner's head…
The Silverdome hasn't hosted the Lions since 2001. The city of Pontiac auctioned it off in 2009 to the highest bidder. The highest bid was $550,000. "It was a bit surprising," the new owner said. "There were really very few bids."
The Detroit Pistons are about the embark on a six-game road trip, their longest of the season. In preparation, The Detroit News drew up a snazzy map, and Terry Foster put together some good info about start time, where to eat, what's a cute connection to Michigan, etc.