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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:47 am

Event space opens in renovated building just east of UDM campus:

https://detroit.curbed.com/2018/6/21/17 ... artin-park
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:17 am

Article on Live6 neighborhood fitness centers:

http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/liv ... ichigan%3f
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:28 am

Driving on Livernois today I noticed signage for a new Biggby Coffee shop that looks like it might open soon. It's a bit north of campus closer to Seven Mile Road. Below is an article from a year ago that talks about the project:

http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/11/17/ ... ghborhood/
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:18 pm

From Crains Detroit, a report on a new upscale restaurant in the University neighborhood:

Surf n' turf on the avenue

An upscale steak-and-seafood restaurant is joining the Avenue of Fashion food scene in northwest Detroit. Good Times on the Avenue replaces 1917 American Bistro, which closed abruptly in January.

New restaurant owners Derrick and Ladonna Reynolds have invested nearly $500,000 buying the building at 19416 Livernois Ave. and remodeling it. They expect to host a soft opening in mid-December.

Good Times, which Derrick describes as "fine dining, white tablecloth," will serve traditional American dishes with lobster, shrimp, steak and lamb chops. He said he expects appetizers to go for $17-$22 and entrées for $25-$60.

"We're trying to support the Sherwood Forest, Palmer Woods, University District" neighborhoods of Detroit, Derrick said.

The restaurant seats 98 on its two indoor floors and 53 on a patio. Both floors will have bars; the upstairs is more of a lounge, with small plates served. It will have a staff of 25.

The Reynolds' Detroit-based construction company, Reynolds Renovation, has overseen work on the project.

Good Times is sandwiched between two well-known Livernois Avenue restaurants, Bucharest Grill and Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles, between Seven and Eight Mile roads. It's also a $40,000 Motor City Match grant winner.
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Tacitus651 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:11 pm

Still no Macaroni Grill.
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:32 am

Three Thirteen streetwear clothing store expands with new Livernois locations:

http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/Thre ... responding.

The Three Thirteen is expanding.

Fashion entrepreneur Clement "Fame" Brown Jr. is opening a second location for his Three Thirteen streetwear brand. And, appropriately enough, the new storefront is located on Detroit's Avenue of Fashion, that famous stretch of Livernois Avenue between 7 Mile and 8 Mile roads.

A grand opening party is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be complimentary food from Yoshi Hibachi and D&D Cuisine. DJ sets will include DJ LOS, DJBJ 3525, Nick Speed, and more. Look for sales and discounts, as well.

Brown's stores carry his own Three Thirteen line as well as a host of local brands that include Detroit Hustles Harder, Detroit Vs. Everybody, and more. Three Thirteen also carries select national brands.

At 2,200 square feet, the new storefront is bigger than the original location and will also serve as a special events destination. The building has been renovated and remodeled, inside and out.

"Opening our new store on Detroit's Historic Avenue of Fashion is monumental to us because we're able to participate in the city's growth," Brown says.

"The footprint not only represents inclusion, but it also validates that small businesses can have a big impact when given the resources and opportunities to be successful."

March 13 is a special day for Brown. It was only the year previous when Brown celebrated the grand re-opening of his original Jefferson Avenue storefront. The store had suffered a smash-and-grab robbery that forced its closing for 90 days before re-opening last year.

The new Three Thirteen storefront is located at 19495 Livernois Ave. in Detroit. The original location remains at 2642 E. Jefferson Ave. in the city's old Warehouse District.
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:52 pm

Rogobob77 wrote:Three Thirteen streetwear clothing store expands with new Livernois locations:

http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/Thre ... responding.

Perhaps a tie-in with student Section 313 next year?
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:22 pm

Table No. 2, an upscale restaurant on Livernois, launches on Easter Sunday:

https://m.metrotimes.com/table-and-bar/ ... restaurant
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:01 pm

TMO's Barbeque Pit restaurant is opening on the Livernois-McNichols corridor:

https://www.crainsdetroit.com/restauran ... s-corridor

A new barbecue restaurant is opening on the Livernois-McNichols corridor in northwest Detroit.

TMO's Barbeque Pit could open as early as Saturday, said co-owner Tito Dotson, 45. He's finishing up build-out of the space, which started in late 2017. Once open, the restaurant at 7401 W. McNichols Road will mark the completion of a goal many years in the making.

"Basically, it started early on, ya know, my grandma and them throwing parties and picnics and barbecues and what not," Dotson said of how he started on the road to restaurant owner. "Then, I was assigned to cooking at the tailgates. Everyone started demanding I do it."

Dotson, a resident of north Detroit, is co-owner of the business along with his wife, Monica — hence the name TMO's. Local chef Eric Lewis will run the kitchen along with five or six other employees.

TMO's is expected to open on the long-struggling commercial corridor just as the city and partnering institutions target the area for renovation and economic development. The University of Detroit Mercy, with funding from the Kresge Foundation, opened last week the HomeBase business development hub, and the city plans streetscape improvements there this summer. TMO's is kitty-corner from Detroit Sip, which was one of the first new businesses to open in the neighborhood.

The menu is savory and basic: southern pit-style barbecue, with smoked ribs, chicken, beef brisket, pulled pork, wings and other meats. The grilled chicken sandwich wrap will be the staple item, Dotson said. Traditional sides will be offered, including mac and cheese, potato salad, beans and coleslaw. Soft drinks will also be sold. A full meal will cost about $15.

The 1,800-square-foot restaurant will have four or five tables with barstools. Dotson expects carry-out, with an emphasis on the lunch crowd, will make up most of the business. Picnic tables will be set up outside during the summer. Hours will be 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

Dotson bought the building in 2014 for $8,150 from Wayne County's tax foreclosure auction, according to city property records. He said he's invested nearly $200,000 into build-out. Detroit-based HVAC contractor Desert in Alaska handled most of the construction, and Detroit-based Fonath Architects & Consultants Inc. did the design.

Dotson said he's received all the necessary approvals from the city and health department, and he's ready to play a role in the rejuvenation of the neighborhood where he grew up.

"Just a local kid from a local area trying to make a local business," he said.
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:37 am

“Longtime caterer to open waffle cafe, event space on Avenue of Fashion”:

https://www.crainsdetroit.com/restauran ... ue-fashion
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:20 am

“Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles closes until November for renovations”

https://www.freep.com/story/entertainme ... 744406001/

The article points out that the major construction on Livernois this summer is having a significant adverse effect on business activity for restaurants in that area.
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:52 am

This recent article discusses some new business activity on the stretch of McNichols between Detroit Mercy and Marygrove. Nice to see as that is currently occupied by a lot of vacant buildings.

“New Detroit businesses help to further revitalize McNichols in Live6 corridor”

https://www.modeldmedia.com/features/mc ... powerment+
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:50 am

“Construction on Detroit's ‘Avenue of Fashion' cripples business, prompting city response”

https://www.crainsdetroit.com/construct ... y-response
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:42 pm

From the Detroit News:

“Fans of Detroit's Avenue of Fashion rally to help businesses during construction”

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/busin ... 893159001/
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:09 pm

“Why Detroiters should battle construction chaos to spend their dollars on the Avenue of Fashion”

https://detourdetroiter.com/livernois-b ... ?sfns=xmwa
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:25 pm

“Longtime barber opens her dream business on Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion”

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/ ... 975942001/
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:29 pm

“Opinion: Support Detroit's 'Avenue of Fashion'”

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opini ... 986109001/
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Re: Restaurants, retail and other businesses near campus

Postby Rogobob77 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:56 pm

“Detroit prepares loans for Avenue of Fashion businesses hurt by road construction”

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/busin ... 070830001/
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