Monroe Street Midway opening Memorial Day weekend in Downtown Detroit
A few months ago, Bedrock launched the Monroe Street drive-in theater in Downtown Detroit. But for this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the company will be turning the site into what it is calling it the “Monroe Street Midway.” This summer, this newest attraction is the midway roller rink.
Bedrock laying off dozens of employees amid restructuring
DETROIT – Bedrock announced on Monday that it is laying off about 60 employees in midst of a restructuring. In a statement from the company, the employee changes are a result of “a restructuring that will position the company for continued growth and improved service in 2021 and well beyond.”A full statement from Bedrock reads:“Today, Bedrock announced a restructuring that will position the company for continued growth and improved service in 2021 and well beyond. As a result, approximately 60 positions have been affected by these changes. We are working diligently to place virtually all impacted team members into new roles within the Rock Family of Companies. To date, several team members have already accepted new positions with sister companies and we anticipate the majority finding new roles in the coming weeks.
Families attend first night of drive-in theater in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT – A new attraction in Downtown Detroit from Bedrock and Emagine is providing families entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic. Several families pulled up to the Monroe Street Drive-In Powered by Emagine on Friday in the Campus Martius area. READ: Bedrock, Emagine partner for drive-in movies in Downtown DetroitEmagine Entertainment CEO Anthony Laverde said the movie of the night was the 1993 film Jurassic Park. The drive-in movie attracted the Brooks family to come down. READ: Pop-up drive-in theater coming to Downtown Detroit“We’ve been cooped up for so long.
Pop-up drive-in theater coming to Downtown Detroit
DETROIT – A piece of Downtown Detroit real estate is getting a new temporary tenant. Bedrock and Emagine Entertainment are partnering up to launch the Monroe Street Drive-In Powered by Emagine. The theater opens on Jan. 22 with the opening night screening of the 1993 film Jurassic Park. Tickets will cost $20 per vehicle and will be available in the coming days at emagine-entertainment.com. Additionally, tickets can be purchased in-person at the Monroe Street Drive-In Powered By Emagine when gates open at 6 pm starting Jan. 22, 2021.
Bedrock, Emagine partner for drive-in movies in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT – A new drive-in movie theater experience is coming to Downtown Detroit. Bedrock and Emagine have partnered for the Monroe Street Drive-In Powered by Emagine, which will offer drive-in films for $20 per vehicle starting this month. Monroe Street Drive-In will operate in partnership with Emagine Entertainment, with showtimes every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 pm, starting Jan. 22. Initially, Bedrock has reserved January 22, 2021 as a complimentary special pre-screening for local Detroiters at the Monroe Street Drive-In. SHOWTIMES & THEATER INFORMATIONMonroe Street Drive-In Powered By Emagine will feature a 60x32 ft digital projection screen on the site of the future Monroe Blocks development at 32 Monroe Street, Detroit, MI 48226.
Video: Concrete pouring for Hudson’s site skyscraper in Detroit on Dec. 10, 2020
DETROIT – This video shows construction crews on Dec. 10, 2020 in Detroit working to pour concrete for the Hudson’s site skyscraper. More: Go underground at Detroit’s old Hudson’s site as crews build skyscraperOn Oct. 28, 2018, Bedrock released new details and renderings of the skyscraper to be built at the old Hudson's site in Detroit. (WDIV)Here are the first renderings released by Bedrock:Renderings of a skyscraper planned for the old Hudson's department store site in Detroit. 22 years ago: Old Hudson’s building demolished in Downtown DetroitThe new skyscraper is being built on the site of the famous Hudson’s building. Hudson's Department Store building in Detroit.
Sometime soon, your car will park itself in urban garages
A Ford Escape automatically stops as a pedestrian crosses in front during a self park demonstration, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 in Detroit. Ford, Bosch and real estate company Bedrock are teaming up to test technology that will let vehicles park by themselves in parking decks. The companies are testing the technology using floor-mounted sensors and computers that can control mainly existing features in the Ford Escape. Data would be gathered and problems worked out, and from there, the systems would spread to other smart garages with sensors and computers. So far Ford, Bosch and Bedrock have an agreement for the initial demonstration project, but are eyeing future deals.
Water main break leaves dozens without power in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT – A combination of heat and old infrastructure caused a Downtown Detroit road to buckle and a water main to break Saturday night. The water flooded the basement of the David Stott Building on Griswold Street, near Campus Martius, leaving dozens without power. It happened on Independence Day at about 10:30 p.m. A water main burst along Griswold Street between Michigan Avenue and State Street, flooding the intersection. Bedrock released the following statement:The Stott building is currently experiencing a power outage resulting from a water main break late Saturday evening. We are currently evaluating the extent of the damage and have reached out to all building residents as we assess necessary repairs.
University of Michigan to build $300M innovation center at failed Wayne County jail site in Detroit
DETROIT The University of Michigan is building a new innovation center at the site of the failed Wayne County jail project in Downtown Detroit. Bedrock, the University of Michigan and local leaders announced the project this week that will sit on Gratiot Avenue, near Eastern Market, spanning 14-acres, named the Detroit Center for Innovation (DCI). Ground level rendering for Detroit Center for Innovation (DCI). The Detroit Center for Innovation combines vision, leadership and a deep commitment to this city and state and I am very appreciative of the efforts of all involved, Whitmer said. Since acquiring the site, Bedrock demolished the half-built jail structure and is currently using the site to support construction related to other in-progress developments in Downtown Detroit.
Bedrock shares rehab plans for Book Tower in Detroit
DETROIT - We are getting a look at what the inside of a rehabilitated Book Tower could look like as Dan Gilbert's Bedrock announces an architect for the design project. ODA has been selected to design a mix of residential, hospitality, retail and office space at the Book Tower in Downtown Detroit. Book Tower originally was built as an office tower and took a decade to complete. Bedrock said ODA's role is to update and expand on Book Tower's programming and existing structures, creating nearly 500,000 square feet of Downtown residential, hospitality, retail and office space. Take a look at the images of the exterior rehab and the interior rehab renderings:Book Tower rehabilitation in Downtown Detroit (Sept. 4, 2019/Bedrock)Read more:Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Hudson-site skyscraper may not be tallest in Detroit, construction delayed
Renderings of a skyscraper planned for the old Hudson's department store site in Detroit. DETROIT - As construction ramps up at the Hudson site in downtown Detroit, the planned skyscraper may NOT end up being the tallest building in the city. Bedrock now says it has scrapped plans for a public observation deck so it's possible the new building will not reach the initial estimate of 734-feet, which would've been taller than the Renaissance Center. WATCH: Go underground at Detroit's old Hudson's site as crews build skyscraperBedrock also estimates the building will not be finished until sometime in 2023, a year later than announced. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.