Women-Only Workspace to Open in Downtown Detroit
A new working space for women entrepreneurs and go-getters is opening in downtown Detroit. The Femology business lounge is in 5,000 square feet of the Charles Trombly House at 553 E. Jefferson Ave., where the Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is headquartered.
Its creator is Meagan Ward, a Detroit native who in 2015 launched Creatively Flawless, a branding company geared toward women-owned businesses. Her goal with Femology, which is a branch of the organization called The Powerful Women, is to foster unity and build a collaborative environment for like-minded women.Read More
Metallica Electrifies Comerica Park with High-Wattage Show
Playing for a sellout crowd of 40,000-plus on a steamy summer night, the veteran four-piece attacked its 130-minute, hits-heavy set list with seasoned chops and an eye-popping broadside of pyro and visual effects.
The Comerica show — the band’s first-ever at the ballpark — was Metallica’s first Detroit appearance since it staged the Orion festival at Belle Isle in 2013. Wednesday came amid the group’s first full-scale North American run in eight years, part of a lengthy WorldWired Tour set to run well into 2018.Read More
Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Receives Planning Grant to Renovate West Riverfront Park
The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy today announced a $345,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation will be used to fund a design competition to update West Riverfront Park. Located along the Detroit River between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Eighth Street, the 22-acre site was privately owned for more than 100 years before the Conservancy acquired it in 2014.
Already, requests for qualifications have been sent to more than 80 design firms worldwide, including several from metro Detroit. The submittals will be evaluated by a national jury including representatives from the Conservancy, the City of Detroit, and local and national architecture, design, and planning experts. Eight teams will then advance for interviews that will be open to the public.Read More