Midtown ice cream shop serves up social media controversy with post about police
An ice cream shop serves up social media controversy with a post about police. On Thursday (June 30), the Detroit Police Department Chief has some things to say about it. The ice cream shop is called Cold Truth in Midtown, right on Cass Avenue.
Lawsuit alleges Hutzel Harper Hospital, cleaning company refused to properly sanitize operating rooms
The suit centers on Harper Hutzel Hospital in Midtown.It alleges the hospital system and cleaning company refuse to sanitize operating rooms properly and will not provide the proper cleaning supplies and more.
And just like that, ‘And Just Like That’ is finally starting to get good
We’re six episodes into the reboot of “Sex and the City” series called “And Just Like That,” and after a bit of a rough start, the new show is finally starting to feel like the show that viewers fell in love with over 20 years ago.
This award-winning bakery blends flavors from around the world
What do you get when you blend flavors from Algeria, Asia, and France in desserts? Likely, something unique and refreshingly different than the norm. One local woman is bringing these flavors together for our enjoyment, again as she opens her second location of Warda Pâtisserie in Midtown.
How to make a charcuterie board like a true Cheese Monger
This Friday, June 4th, is National Cheese Day. Now you’ve probably seen how to pair wine with cheese, and maybe even beer with cheese... but how about pairing cheese with other accouterments like nuts, berries, and jam? How do you make a killer charcuterie board at home?
Celebrate MLK Day by reading up on his writings
Source Booksellers in the Midtown district of Detroit is here to help you celebrate MLK Day with book suggestions for the young and old. Jason Carr got the chance to chat with the store’s owner, Janet Jones, and her daughter Alyson Jones-Turner about their reading recommendations. The first book they recommended to anyone looking to celebrate MLK Day was Strength To Love, a collection of his writings. They also got the chance to talk about the store’s virtual storytelling program, where young readers can tune in online to have stories read to them. To celebrate the holiday today, the group read Malcolm Mitchell’s book, My Favorite Book In The Whole Wide World.
Police seek suspected gunman in shooting in Detroit’s Midtown district
Police are looking for a suspected gunman in a Jan. 15, 2021 shooting in Midtown Detroit. DETROIT – Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a nonfatal shooting in Detroit’s Midtown district. According to authorities, the shooting happened just before 3 p.m. Friday in a building near the intersection of Willis Street and 2nd Avenue. Surveillance cameras captured the suspected gunman entering and driving off in a champagne-color Lincoln MKZ. More: Detroit crime news
How The Children’s Center in Midtown Detroit is helping, supporting entire families
DETROIT – This week for Your Neighborhood we head on over to Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood to a place that by name appears to focus on just children. You want them to do the things that other kids do.”Her 15-year-old special needs son’s difficulty in school would lead her to The Children’s Center in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood. Manigault has worked with families at The Children’s Center for the past three years. The Children’s Center has been so beneficial to Al-Hachami and her son Amin she now volunteers her time there giving back. The Children’s Center is always looking for volunteers.
Detroit to install free outdoor wifi in Cultural Center with $500K Knight Foundation grant
DETROIT – The Knight Foundation has awarded Detroit’s Cultural Center Planning Initiative a $500K grant to help implement a digital strategy that includes free, outdoor public wifi. Digital Visitor Experiences Develop a new brand and website for the Cultural Center that reinforces it as a significant destination, online and offline. About the Cultural Center Planning Initiative (CCPI)The Cultural Center Planning Initiative (CCPI) is a bold reimagining of the City of Detroit’s 83-acre anchor cultural district. The Cultural Center Planning Initiative (CCPI) design team, Agence Ter-Akoaki LLC, is an international collaborative of designers led jointly by Paris, France-based Agence Ter and Detroit-based Akoaki. Their project, Detroit Square, highlights the importance of shared cultural infrastructure for Detroit’s Cultural Center.
Construction of new Woodward West residential, retail site underway in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood
DETROIT – A new development project is underway in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood that will offer over 200 apartments and ground-floor retail space. Construction of Woodward West, a $60 million mixed-use development project, broke ground on Nov. 9 on Woodward Avenue at Stimson Street. Slated to open in the summer of 2022, the five-story structure plans to offer 204 apartments and 25,000 feet of retail space. Officials say the site is meant to be inclusive of the existing neighborhood and its residents: 20% of Woodward West apartments will be offered as affordable housing, while a portion of the retail space will be reserved as “entrepreneur space” for new businesses, officials said Thursday. Visit the Woodward West website here for more information.
Motor City Match winner celebrates opening of nail salon in Detroit
DETROIT – The Motor City Match program has helped more than 13,000 businesses in Detroit, ranging from boutiques to nail salons. On Monday, a Motor City Match winner celebrated the opening of her nail salon located in the basement of an apartment building on Second Avenue. After spending years working at salons in the suburbs, she wanted to bring the luxury to the city. Vang said getting to this day took over two years, dealing with a variety of hurdles such as the coronavirus pandemic. As I always say, I want to serve the city that have raised me.
Residents rescued from apartment fire in Detroit’s Midtown
DETROIT – The Detroit Fire Department was on the scene of an apartment fire in Midtown on Monday. Residents were rescued from the apartment. Crews were seen at an apartment building in the 600 block of W. Bethune Avenue around 10:30 a.m.As of 11 a.m. there was no longer smoke or flames in the apartment. Officials said the fire was contained to one apartment within the building. READ: More local news coverage
Honestly good takeout in the D
There is a place right here in Detroit that you can take out honestly good brunch favorites no matter what time of day. It is Honest John’s! Located in Midtown, Honest John’s has been serving up great food in Detroit for the last 25 years. Despite the pandemic, they are still operating 9am to Midnight every day, serving customers on their patio and through it’s take out window. Adam Russell, General Manager of Honest John’s, joined Jason Carr to talk about the takeout process and menu which includes its chicken and waffles, fruity pebbles French toast and to-go cocktails.
Detroit Health Department moves immunization clinic to Midtown headquarters
DETROIT – The Detroit Health Department officially announces the relocation of its Immunization Clinic from the Samaritan Center on the city’s east side at 5555 Conner Street, to its headquarters at 100 Mack Avenue in Midtown. Health Department staff officially made the move to the new location on September 8, centrally located just steps from the Woodward Avenue and Mack Avenue bus lines. The Health Department’s newly relocated Immunization Clinic offers six newly-renovated examination rooms that will serve a higher volume of patients. “The move to Midtown supports our mission to build healthy communities for all families,” said Najibah Rehman, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Detroit Health Department. The Detroit Health Department Immunization Clinic is open by appointment only, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. To accommodate students participating in in-person learning at a Detroit charter or public school, the clinic will also open on Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., now through November 1.
This Detroit restaurant celebrates Black-owned businesses
“My father and his partner actually developed the entire block, the physical block,” explains Stephanie. She called the development a “labor of love” for her family, so they called the restaurant “The Block” to commemorate that. They are very proud to be Black developers and like to use their success to help promote other Black-owned businesses. That is a part of their Black Wines and Spirits Happy Hour, along with the McBride Sisters Estate Wine “Black Girl Magic Rose,” Uncle Nearest Whiskey, and Anteel Tequila. All Black brands are $5, and Happy Hour is weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
$36M mixed-income development breaks ground in Detroits Midtown
DETROIT A $36 million mixed-income and mixed-use development has broken ground in Detroits Midtown. At Develop Detroit, we believe in high quality housing for all, said Sonya Mays, president and CEO of Develop Detroit. Sugar Hill District development renderings. Freelon whose works include the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington and Atlantas National Center for Civil and Human Rights passed away in 2019. HRD is committed to ensuring that Detroits renaissance includes a place for everybody, and we are proud to partner with Develop Detroit and POAH on this important project.
Get fresh bread and gourmet sandwiches for take-out at this local bakery
Avalon International Breads started off as a community spot in Detroit in 1997, promising to deliver high-quality ingredients to its customers, and a livable wage to its employees. Bekah Galang, the Director Of Retail of Avalon International Breads joined Tati Amare over Skype to discuss what is new. Besides offering their fresh bread, sandwiches, and pastries they have put together kits you can buy as well. Their brunch kit includes sticky buns, biscuits, a dozen eggs, your choice of hearth bread, locally-made jam, and local honey. Currently, they are also featuring a lot of fresh local produce you can buy alongside the rest of your order.
Looking for a restaurant for Valentine’s Day? Block off your calendars!
Mistown Detroit – Looking for a night out for Valentine’s Day at one of Detroit’s casual hotspots serving food with an upscale vibe? As Executive Chef Adam Dorazio describes it, it’s a “fun, casual, intimate place.”For Valentine’s Day, they are doing a special rack of lamb dish. of trimmings for sauce)· 2/3 cup Dijon mustardHERB CRUST· 1 cup loosely packed parsley· 4 sprigs fresh rosemary· 1/4 cup olive oil· 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (Grana Padana or Parmigiano-Reggiano)· 1/2 cup pine nuts· 1 1/2 cup cups fresh bread crumbsSAUCE· 1/2 lb. Just cover the bottom of a large sauté pan with olive oil and heat until hot, but not smoking. For the Herb CrustIn a food processor, purée the parsley, rosemary and olive oil together.
Ima brings ramen and more to Midtown
The Midtown newcomer, called Ima, is located at 4870 Cass Ave. Ima has garnered rave reviews thus far, with a five-star rating out of six reviews on Yelp. Erik M., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on Dec. 16, wrote, "Ima's new location has tons of room, the same great menu and great staff. The spicy chicken is wonderful and crispy, served with their unique furikake aioli." And Joe F. wrote, "Fantastic spicy chicken sandwich.
Everything you need to know about 2019 Noel Night in Detroit’s Midtown
DETROIT – Each year for the past 46 years, Noel Night has descended upon Midtown and blessed our holiday season with horse-drawn carriages, hot chocolate, roasted almonds and magic shows. Midtown Detroit Inc., which organizes Noel Night each year, announced new daytime hours last year, a measure put in place after four teenagers were shot during Noel Night in 2017. Hours for the event are split 1-7 p.m. north of Warren Avenue and 5-10 p.m. south of Warren Avenue. At nearly eighty years old, Ural Thomas is a hot soul shouter and velvety-smooth crooner from Portland, Oregon. (9 p.m.)For a complete list of performances and exhibits to check out tomorrow click here.
Hamtramck chocolate confectioner Bon Bon Bon opens Midtown storefront
(Facebook/@bonbonbonchocolate)DETROIT - Metro Detroit's favorite chocolatier, Alexandra Clark, has opened the doors of her third storefront in Midtown on Canfield Street nestled among fellow favorites like Jolly Pumpkin and Third Man Records. Since the Bon Bon Bon's founding in the back of a diner in Hamtramck, it's expanded to two locations, the manufactory in Hamtramck, a posting in the Chrysler House on Griswold and now at third where Detroiters can nick their sweet tooth at 441 W. Canfield St. Along with fan favorites like the Cherry Lux bon bon and seasonal flavors like Cider and Donuts, Midtown visitors will find an exclusive item: Bon Bon Bon earrings. Exclusive to Midtown, in a limited amount, SUPER CUTIE BON earrings! Posted by Bon Bon Bon on Thursday, October 10, 2019Bon Bon Bon's Midtown showroom hours are as follows:Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
New Midtown New American spot Smith & Co. opens its doors
A new New American spot has opened up shop in the neighborhood. Called Smith & Co., the new addition is located at 644 Selden St. in Midtown. Smith & Co., housed in the century-old Smith Welding Supply & Equipment Company building, according to Detroit Eater, offers New American cuisine. The spot also features specialty cocktails like the Detroit Manhattan with rye, Faygo Rock & Rye soda, Aperol and chocolate bitters. Yelper Jeff C. added, "The Waygu beef burger was perhaps the best burger in the Midtown or Downtown area.
Check out the 3 top spots in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood
Get to know this Detroit neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a brunch restaurant to a bakery. Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Midtown, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Located at 3921 Second Ave., it's the most popular business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,064 reviews on Yelp. Empire Kitchen and Cocktails features a 30-foot bar that serves cocktails, small plates, salads, pizza, sandwiches, sides and more. Avalon International BreadsPhoto: BRITTANY S./YelpAvalon International Breads, a bakery that offers sandwiches and coffee and tea, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 300 Yelp reviews.
4 top options for low-priced breakfast and brunch food in Detroit
Craving breakfast and brunch food? Located at 488 Selden St. in Midtown, the pub and brunch spot, which offers burgers and more, is the highest-rated inexpensive breakfast and brunch restaurant in Detroit, boasting four stars out of 418 reviews on Yelp. Onassis Coney IslandPHOTO: BOSTON B./YELPCorktown's Onassis Coney Island, located at 1501 Michigan Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly New American and breakfast and brunch spot 4.5 stars out of 46 reviews. Find breakfast staples such as eggs, pancakes, waffles or sandwiches and more at Onassis Coney Island. Stop by 4160 Woodward Ave. to hit up the traditional American and breakfast and brunch spot next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget.
The 5 best spots to score sandwiches in Detroit
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top sandwich hot spots in Detroit, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. Detroit Institute of Bagelsphoto: brittany n./yelpCorktown's Detroit Institute of Bagels, located at 1236 Michigan Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score bagels, beverages and sandwiches 4.5 stars out of 280 reviews. Mudgie's Deli & Wine ShopPhoto: Allison F./YelpMudgie's Deli & Wine Shop, a deli, wine bar and traditional American spot in Corktown, is another go-to, with four stars out of 844 Yelp reviews. Spread Deli+Coffeephoto: spread deli+coffee/yelpOver in Midtown, check out Spread Deli+Coffee, which has earned five stars out of 57 reviews on Yelp. You can find the deli, which offers sandwiches, coffee, tea and more, at 4215 Cass Ave.
See this Grammy and Emmy-winning artist at Concert of Colors
Starting Wednesday and running through next Thursday is a cultural concert event in Midtown that draws tens of thousands of people every year. Concert of Colors is headlined Saturday, July 12th, by the Don Was All Star Review. He joined us in the studio Wednesday with the founder of the Concert of Colors, Ismael Ahmed. The Concert of Colors is free to attend and kicks off Wednesday outside the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with a big street party. For more information on the venues and the artists performing at the Concert of Colors, go to concertofcolors.com.
Jack White to play acoustic show at Third Man Records in Detroit's Midtown on Tuesday
Detroit's Jack White will play an intimate acoustic show with Brendan Benson at Third Man Records in Detroit's Midtown on Tuesday night. Here's the info from Third Man Records:Tuesday, July 9th, 8pm Jack White & Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs will play an intimate acoustic show at Third Man Records Cass Corridor. These extremely limited tickets will cost $3 for Vault members and $40 for general public each and are available beginning at 12pm EST TODAY (7/8) via the Detroit ticketing page on our website. A special allotment of tickets at a special price will be set aside for Vault members and will be available for purchase on the Vault Novelties online store. Customers are eligible to purchase a maximum of two tickets to this show, while supplies last.