News Stories from The District Detroit.

020 Payne Pulliam

SPOTLIGHT: The Payne-Pulliam School of Trade and Commerce Prepares Detroiters For Life Success

Detroiter Ryan Luster nearly lost her home after a long-term period of unemployment and she fell behind on rent. After finally beginning work again, she found even more success and hope at the Payne-Pulliam School of Trade and Commerce.

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015 Boxerbaum

Little Caesars Arena Wins Prestigious Award for Security Design Excellence

Little Caesars Arena has become the first sports and entertainment venue to win a prestigious award for a security design excellence.

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011 Thanksgiving

Sports, Live Entertainment and Tasty Fixins’ Highlight Thanksgiving 2018 in The District Detroit

The week of Thanksgiving 2018 in The District Detroit will be bustling with sports, tasty holiday cuisine, live entertainment and city traditions. 

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009 Google

Google Opens Detroit Office at Little Caesars Arena

Google has officially joined in on Detroit’s resurgence after celebrating the opening of their new office adjacent to Little Caesars Arena today.

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Smoked Meat, Local Produce Highlight Hockeytown Café’s Revamped Menu

Smoked meat, Michigan-grown produce and an array of house-made sauces reflect just some of the latest items that appear on Hockeytown Café’s fall menu.

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024 Sahara

Sahara Restaurant & Grill to Open First Detroit Location on Columbia Street

Olympia Development of Michigan joins the award-winning Sahara Restaurant & Grill to announce that the local favorite will bring its unique Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors to The District Detroit by opening its first location in the city next year.

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020 Tdd Halloween

A Fun, Spooky and Musical Halloween Kicks Off in The District Detroit

A sinister musical, a freaky masquerade and a costume contest with a $1,000 cash prize are among several events scheduled to spook fans and concertgoers during the Halloween season in The District Detroit.

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015 Prismatica

‘Prismatica’ Art Installation Debuts in Beacon Park

Twenty five pivoting prisms that reflect every color in the visible spectrum and transmit music have landed in The District Detroit.

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D.Tour Spa at MotorCity Casino Hotel Offers a Relaxing Urban Oasis

Tucked away inside MotorCity Casino Hotel lies an urban oasis offering a lush escape from everyday stressors.

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008 Storm Ready

National Weather Service Certifies Little Caesars Arena and Other Venues as 'StormReady'

Metro Detroit’s major sports and entertainment venues are now certified to spot, report and prepare for a wide range of weather conditions

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New Internship Program Gives Mike Ilitch School of Business Students Rare Experience at the Detroit Tigers, Olympia Entertainment

Two graduate students at the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University have joined the ranks of the Detroit Tigers, Olympia Entertainment and the Detroit Red Wings as part of a new paid internship program in The District Detroit.

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002 Warner Norcross

Warner Norcross + Judd Next to Join The District Detroit

Olympia Development of Michigan and Warner Norcross + Judd LLP announced today that the award-winning law firm will contribute to Detroit’s continuing resurgence by establishing a Class A office location in The District Detroit at 2715 Woodward Ave.

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Olympia Development of Michigan Updates Planning, Progress and Impact in The District Detroit

The District Detroit was first announced as a bold vision for public/private investment designed to bring sports, entertainment, economic vitality and a new, world-class arena to the area between downtown and Midtown.

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024 The M Den

The M Den Selects Columbia Street Destination in The District Detroit for First Detroit Location

The M Den and Olympia Development of Michigan announced today that the official merchandise retailer for University of Michigan athletic apparel will open its first Detroit location along the new Columbia Street shopping and dining destination next year.

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019 Riann

SPOTLIGHT: Riann English, Detroiter, Cass Tech Student

Riann English is one of 24 Cass Technical High School students who completed a 9-week internship at Ilitch Holdings, Inc. companies this summer.

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Frita Batidos to Bring Award-Winning Cuban Inspired Street Food to The District Detroit as Part of New Columbia Street Retail & Dining Destination

Frita Batidos and Olympia Development of Michigan announced today that the award-winning Cuban inspired restaurant is joining Detroit’s incredible resurgence with a location at the new Columbia Street shopping and dining destination next to the historic Fox Theatre and the new Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion.

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002 Alexandra Castro

SPOTLIGHT: Alexandra Castro, Detroiter, Cass Tech Student

Alexandra Castro is one of 24 Cass Technical High School students who completed a 9-week internship at Ilitch Holdings, Inc. companies this summer.

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SPOTLIGHT: Riley Grice, Detroiter, Cass Tech Student

Riley Grice is one of 24 Cass Technical High School students who completed a 9-week internship at Ilitch Holdings, Inc. companies this summer.

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New Mike Ilitch School of Business, Made Possible by $40M Donation from Mike and Marian Ilitch, Opens to Thousands of Students, Expands Wayne State Campus to The District Detroit

Made possible by a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch, the opening of the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University was celebrated today.

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SPOTLIGHT: Davelle Hunt, Detroiter, Cass Tech Student

With the help of his internship at Little Caesars, Davelle Hunt has discovered a possible career in Curations.

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Former Detroit Life Building on Park Avenue to Undergo Historic Renovation

Renovation of the exterior of the nearly 100-year-old Detroit Life Building is continuing as part of Olympia Development of Michigan’s planned redevelopment of several historic buildings in The District Detroit.

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Iridescence Provides Fine Dining and a Five-Star View at MotorCity Casino Hotel

Sixteen floors above the bustle of the MotorCity Casino Hotel gaming floor stands the city’s only AAA-rated Four-Diamond restaurant.

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Largest Convention for Black Journalists Coming to Detroit

Black journalists and other media professionals of color from across the country will descend on Detroit for the National Association of Black Journalists’ 43rd annual National Convention and Career Fair, scheduled for August 1-5.

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SPOTLIGHT: Kisha Gibson, Detroit Ambassador

For Detroiter Kisha Gibson, MotorCity Casino Hotel is like home. As an executive host, she makes sure that when guests arrive, they eat, relax and depart eager to return.

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020 Fitness

Fitness Classes Are Plentiful in The District Detroit This Summer

Summer is in full swing, and sports and entertainment venues throughout The District Detroit are offering plenty of options to bend, spin, run and dance into shape this year.

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Fourth Class of Detroit Students Begins Internships at Ilitch Companies

For the fourth consecutive summer, 24 students from Cass Technical High School have landed at various Ilitch Holdings, Inc. companies to work as interns where they’ll get experience in a corporate work setting.

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Concerts, Basketball Take Over The District Detroit This Weekend

There will be plenty to do this weekend in The District Detroit with concerts planned at Comerica Park and Little Caesars Arena, while BIG3 basketball makes its Detroit debut.

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Specially-Trained Dogs Protect Fans in The District Detroit

Before sports and music fans flock to Comerica Park and Little Caesars Arena, specially-trained Labrador Retrievers and their handlers sweep the venues from top to bottom to help protect visitors to The District Detroit.

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Second Annual Dog Prom in Grand Circus Park to Attract Area’s Finely Dressed Pooches

The most striking canines of Metro Detroit will don their finest attire for the second annual Dog Prom in Grand Circus Park on Saturday, June 30, right in The District Detroit.

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Little Caesars Arena Earns ‘Sports Facility of the Year,’ Among Other Top Honors Since Debut

In just under a year, Little Caesars Arena has seized the attention of the sports and entertainment industry with its innovative design and state-of-the-art amenities, garnering numerous awards in several categories.

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40% of Contracts Awarded to Detroit-Based Businesses for Construction at the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University

The construction of the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University is just about complete, thanks in part to the vigorous work of nearly a dozen Detroit-based and Detroit-headquartered businesses.

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Little Caesars World Headquarters Campus Expansion Renderings Highlight World-Class Amenities

New interior conceptual renderings for the Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion reveal just some of the world-class amenities that will be open to employees and visitors when the new building debuts.

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027 Pistons Camp

Little Caesars Arena Hosts Detroit Pistons Academy ‘Fantasy’ Youth Camp for The First Time

More than 100 youngsters from across the Detroit area are dribbling and shooting their way into the world of a rookie NBA player as the first of 17 Pistons Academy Summer Youth Camps across the Metro Detroit area is underway at Little Caesars Arena.

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JR JR to Launch Beacon Park Summer Concert Series with Free Weekend Show

JR JR, Detroit’s own indie pop duo, is back in the city for a free concert at Beacon Park.

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Eastern Market Farm Stand Returns to The District Detroit

The Eastern Market Farm Stand has returned to Columbia Street in The District Detroit.

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Shopping and Dining Open at Little Caesars Arena All Summer Long

The mixed-use buildings adjacent to the new Little Caesars Arena are home to four exciting restaurants and one of the largest team stores in the NBA and NHL.

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Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State Celebrates Graduation of the Inaugural Police Leadership Academy Class

Nearly two dozen City of Detroit and Wayne State University police officers with new skills in effective leadership and management recently received graduate certificates from the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University.

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Detroit Medical Center and Olympia Development Announce Project to Develop State-Of-The-Art Sports Medicine Institute Adjacent to Little Caesars Arena

Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Olympia Development of Michigan announced today a long-term agreement to build a state-of-the-art facility in which DMC will lease a portion of the building to operate a one-of-a-kind sports medicine facility.

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Ilitch Charities Volunteers Give Cass Park A ‘MotorCity Makeover’

Cass Park, one of the many crown jewels of the historic district for which it is named, got a facelift recently, courtesy of Ilitch Charities.

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Short-Term Parking Now Available for Little Caesars Arena XFINITY Box Office Customers

Short-term parking designated for customers of the XFINITY Box Office at Little Caesars Arena is now available at the Little Caesars Arena Parking Garage.

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Beacon Park Buzzes with Family-Fun Activities as Summer Approaches in The District Detroit

Beacon Park is heating up with fun activities for Detroiters of all ages as summer approaches.

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Michael Bolton’s ‘American Dream’ Documentary Shines Light on Detroit’s Resurgence

The District Detroit’s role in the ongoing rebirth of the city is among many topics that take center stage in singer Michael Bolton’s new documentary, “American Dream: Detroit.”

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SPOTLIGHT: Victoria ‘Tori’ Manix, Plante Moran Real Estate Investment Advisors, Vice President

Tori Manix has been around construction sites since she was a preschooler. Manix, a vice president at Plante Moran’s Real Estate Investment Advisors, grew up learning about real estate and construction through her father’s successful business.

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The Corner Tap Room at Comerica Park Reopens with New ‘Farm-to-Table’ Menu

The Corner Tap Room at Comerica Park has reopened, and it’s back with a fresh farm-to-table menu sourced from nearby locales, including an East Side neighborhood.

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Mentalist Duo ‘The Clairvoyants’ to Perform Interactive Show at MotorCity Casino Hotel’s Sound Board

Native Austrians Thommy Ten and Amélie van Tass have been stunning crowds around the world with their breathtaking mentalist talent for more than five years.

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Leading Urban Development Conference Arrives to Experience Detroit’s Resurgence

Leading urban planning and real estate industry professionals from around the world have landed in Detroit to visit and study Little Caesars Arena and other landmarks in and around the city for the Urban Land Institute’s annual Spring Meeting May 1-3, 2018.

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Six Major Projects to Launch Phase Two of Development in The District Detroit

Olympia Development of Michigan today announced six projects in The District Detroit, including the restoration of three vacant historic buildings and the construction of three new mixed-use buildings near the state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena.

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The Fillmore to Host Film World Premiere About Detroit Red Wings’ ‘The Russian Five’

When Mike and Marian Ilitch purchased the Detroit Red Wings from Bruce Norris in 1982, they ushered in a new era in the team’s storied history.

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Beacon Park’s Lumen Detroit to be a ‘Vibrant New Space’ in The District Detroit

The District Detroit’s food scene continues to heat up with the addition of a new restaurant in Beacon Park, DTE’s new public space managed by the Downtown Detroit Partnership.

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Republic Tavern, Parks & Rec Offer Tasteful Eclectic Fare in The District Detroit

At the turn of the twentieth century, the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Building stood as a gathering place for Civil War Union Army veterans in Detroit. Today, the triangular hub bound by Grand River, West Adams and Cass avenues buzzes with patrons feasting on delectable fare at sister restaurants, Republic Tavern and Parks & Rec Diner.

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Jam-Packed Day of Festivities for Detroit Tigers Opening Day in The District Detroit

The District Detroit will be bustling with activity when the Detroit Tigers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates for the team’s Opening Day game Thursday, March 29 at Comerica Park.

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Detroit Pistons Ticket Sales at Little Caesars Arena Jump from Last Season

The Detroit Pistons’ historic move to Little Caesars Arena in The District Detroit has led to an increase in ticket sales.

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Busy St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Coming Up in The District Detroit

St. Patrick’s Day weekend is right around the corner, and The District Detroit will be bustling with activities for the entire family as restaurants, theaters, bars and other venues celebrate the weekend with festive drink deals, food specials and entertainment.

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Pewabic Design at Little Caesars Arena Part of Detroit’s Rich Cultural Legacy

When Little Caesars Arena debuted on Woodward Avenue in September, sports fans and concertgoers encountered many unique features, including a montage of hand-crafted tile cascading along the east side of the venue.

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Certification Takes Off at the Mike Ilitch School of Business

When Mike and Marian Ilitch made their historic $40 million donation to the business school at Wayne State University in 2015, the Little Caesars Pizza co-founders said they wanted to support the next generation of Detroit entrepreneurs and help spark opportunity, community building and philanthropy.

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Little Caesars Arena Construction Management Team Earns Top Honors

The innovative and successful construction management team for Little Caesars Arena has won top honors from the nation’s leading construction industry association.

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SPOTLIGHT: “Detroit Howard,” Allied Trades, Detroiter

As a drywall finisher on the Mike Ilitch School of Business construction site, "Detroit Howard" says this project is especially personal to him.

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Enjoy Behind-the-Scenes Tours at Celebrated Venues in The District Detroit

The District Detroit is home to some of the city’s most impressive venues, where legendary performers and athletes have enthralled fans and won our hearts.

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The Story Behind Mike’s Pizza Bar in The District Detroit

With its location at Little Caesars Arena along Woodward Avenue, Mike’s Pizza Bar is a busy, highly-visible dining experience.

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Construction at Mike Ilitch School of Business to Finish with a Flurry

Now just a couple of months away from the end of construction and the start of move-in, work crews are racing to the finish line focused on drywall, painting, limestone and interior glass installation, sidewalk paving and landscaping work. 

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The District Detroit Gets Romantic This Valentine’s Day

Those looking for a romantic date on Valentine’s Day will have plenty of options to choose from in and around The District Detroit.

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Columbia Street to Bring New Shopping and Dining to The District Detroit

The District Detroit’s Columbia Street will bring 40,000 square feet of new retail in ten new storefronts between the Fox Theatre and the new Little Caesars headquarters expansion.

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SMART Adds New FAST Bus Route Serving Woodward, The District Detroit

The District Detroit is now a destination along a new public transit route that quickly links residents, workers, visitors, business travelers and sports fans along Woodward and other routes.

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Google to Join Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment at Little Caesars Arena

The District Detroit will add yet another world-class company to its Woodward Square neighborhood when Google, Inc. moves its Birmingham office to a new office space at Little Caesars Arena this spring.

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Restoration of Detroit Life Façade Under Way in The District Detroit

The restoration on the historic Detroit Life Building’s ornate façade is now under way in The District Detroit.

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SPOTLIGHT: José Hernandez, Carpentry Apprentice, Detroiter

José Hernandez worked at a tire repair shop, a packaging factory and a landscaping company before landing a four-year carpentry apprenticeship through a local union.

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TigerFest 2018 Returns to Comerica Park in The District Detroit

Detroit Tiger fans once again will get up close and personal with the team’s newcomers, star players and legends during TigerFest 2018 on Saturday, Jan. 27.

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Secure, Well-lit Parking Options in The District Detroit

With the addition of three new parking structures last year, fans and visitors of Little Caesars Arena and The District Detroit now have access to more than 7,800 secure, well-lit and credit card-ready parking spots operated by Olympia Development of Michigan.

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Mike Ilitch School of Business and Local Police Partner for Safer City, The District Detroit

For Lashinda Stair, 1st Assistant Chief at the Detroit Police Department, being a good law enforcement officer includes good management skills.

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Little Caesars World Headquarters Pink Elevator Fundraiser Generates Nearly $22,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research

Metro Elevator’s Ride the Pink Elevator Campaign at the Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion construction site ended on a record-breaking note, raising $21,885 to fight breast cancer. 

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The District Detroit, Neighbors Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Detroit Pistons, along with several nonprofit organizations and institutions in The District Detroit and surrounding areas, will celebrate and honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. starting this week.

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Michigan-Made Products at Little Caesars Arena

The new Little Caesars Arena isn’t the only Michigan-Made, Detroit-Built creation at 2645 Woodward Ave.

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SPOTLIGHT: Michael Williams, Journeyman Electrician, Detroiter

An ongoing look at the people who bring life to The District Detroit.

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Coming Up: The District Detroit 2018

2018 is sure to be another year of milestones in The District Detroit including the grand debut of a new business school and the opening of the first corporate headquarters in the city in more than a decade.

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SPOTLIGHT: Mike Ilitch School of Business’s First-ever Sport and Entertainment Management Program

The new, state-of-the-art Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University is nearing completion and will welcome its first students this spring.

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Holiday Giving in Full Effect in The District Detroit

The Ilitch organization is giving back for the holiday season, right in The District Detroit. 

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Pizza-Shaped Glass Installation Begins on Detroit-Built Little Caesars Headquarters

The new Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion is continuing to take shape as installation of the iconic, one-of-a-kind slice-shaped glass façade begins on Woodward Avenue.

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SPOTLIGHT: DAPCEP Prepares Local Students for STEM in The District Detroit

Cass Technical High School junior Zechariah Bailey has been deeply immersed in science, technology, engineering and math for a decade thanks to the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program.

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SPOTLIGHT: Dianetta Dye, Clubs Manager, Detroiter

An ongoing look at the people who bring life to The District Detroit.

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The District Detroit Milestone: First Tenants Move into New Mixed-Use Building at Little Caesars Arena

More than 200 Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment and 313 Presents employees have moved into a new four-story mixed-use building at Little Caesars Arena along Woodward Avenue in The District Detroit.

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Woodside Bible Church Invites Area Residents to Free Family Christmas Dinner

Woodside Bible Church in Detroit will serve the Cass Corridor and greater metropolitan community a free Christmas dinner at the Detroit School of Arts on Dec. 10, 2017.

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SPOTLIGHT: Vanessa Edwards, Hoist Operator, Detroiter

Currently working at the Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion jobsite, Detroiter Vanessa Edwards is a pro at moving heavy-duty equipment on construction sites.

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SPOTLIGHT: Maria Franklin, Detroiter, MBA Candidate

Detroit-native Maria Franklin is taking part in Detroit’s comeback. An MBA candidate at the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University, Franklin is learning all about the sports and entertainment industry in Detroit with an eye on the future.

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What’s Happening: Thanksgiving Day 2017 in The District Detroit

Thrilling new events will begin and decades-old traditions will return in The District Detroit on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23. 

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Majority of Little Caesars Headquarters Contracts Awarded to Detroit-Based Businesses

Detroit-based businesses are leading the way in construction of the city’s first newly-built corporate headquarters in more than a decade.

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Mike Ilitch School of Business Rapidly Progressing

The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University is halfway complete, and work crews have begun installing the building’s exterior glass façade, along with its exterior limestone, metal panels and custom curtain wall systems.

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Ilitch Charities Honored With 'Outstanding Foundation Award' For Art in The District Detroit

Nearly a year after partnering with Olympia Development of Michigan to commit $800,000 towards student-led public art in The District Detroit, Ilitch Charities received high honors for its goodwill from the local fundraising community.

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'Art In The District Detroit' Puts Cass Tech, CCS Student Artwork On Display

From installing a 3D mural and painting fire hydrants along Woodward Avenue to creating sculptures and interactive art, high school and college students continue to make their creative mark in The District Detroit.

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SPOTLIGHT: Anthony Hughes, Carpenter, Detroiter

Detroit-resident Anthony Hughes has always had a deep love for his hometown. That love only grew deeper when he heard about the opportunity to work on construction projects in The District Detroit and support the city’s resurgence with his own hands.

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SPOTLIGHT: Dino Vann, Ironworker and Community Builder

Dino Vann, a Detroit ironworker, has been a mainstay on The District Detroit job sites since 2015—helping to install steel beams at Little Caesars Arena Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion. 

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Pink Elevator Raising Funds and Awareness for Breast Cancer Research

It’s not just any elevator—the hoist that raises tradesmen up nine stories of the new Little Caesars World Headquarters campus expansion is also raising awareness for breast cancer in a program called “Ride the Pink Elevator,” which is a fundraising effort for breast cancer research in Metro Detroit.

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The District Detroit Gets Spooky This Halloween

Chilling, sinister and festive events will take place in The District Detroit leading up to and on Halloween this year.

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Detroit Pistons Return to Detroit at Little Caesars Arena

The Detroit Pistons ushered in a new era in Detroit sports and entertainment history during their 2017-2018 season opener against the Charlotte Hornets at the new Little Caesars Arena.

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CCS Students Create Interactive Art for Little Caesars Arena

A partnership between Olympia Development of Michigan, Ilitch Charities and the College for Creative Studies creates opportunities for art students to put their stamp on Detroit through several new art installations in and around Little Caesars Arena.

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SPOTLIGHT: Isiah White, Project Engineer, Detroiter

Detroit native Isiah White is working to revitalize Detroit just a few blocks away from Cass Tech High School where he honed his love for math and problem solving. He's putting his skills to work at the new Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business under construction on Woodward Avenue.

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Detroit Pistons Return to Detroit for First Preseason Games

The Detroit Pistons will help usher in a new era in Detroit as they begin playing their first preseason games at Little Caesars Arena, beginning tonight against the Charlotte Hornets. The preseason game marks the first professional game the Pistons will play at the arena and the first home game in the city of Detroit in nearly 30 years.

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WEEKEND PLANNER: Lions and Tigers and Red Wings

It’s the first weekend of Fall 2017 and we’re kicking it off big with home games at Comerica Park, Ford Field and Little Caesars Arena—all within blocks of one another and alongside new bars, restaurants and old haunts throughout downtown.

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Detroit’s New Little Caesars Arena Now Open

A new era of sports and entertainment begins today in Detroit as Little Caesars Arena officially opens to the public with the first of many exciting games, concerts and events planned throughout the remainder of 2017 and beyond.

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The District Detroit Mobile App Adds to First-Class Customer Experience at Little Caesars Arena

The District Detroit Mobile App presented by XFINITY, available now in the App Store and Google Play Store. The District Detroit App is the next phase of the organizations’ commitment to providing a first-class guest experience at Little Caesars Arena and throughout The District Detroit. 

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Detroiters Finding New Careers in The District Detroit

Construction of Little Caesars Arena and other projects in The District Detroit are giving Detroit residents opportunities to find new lifelong careers. Little Caesars Arena is the product of 600,000 hours of hard work logged by Detroit construction workers. According to our research, it’s the most hours worked by Detroiters on a project, in over 40 years.

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Ribbon Cut on New Little Caesars Arena

As the official debut of the new, innovative Little Caesars Arena nears, several hundred community stakeholders, professional athletes, government officials and fans gathered today at the sports and entertainment complex for a ribbon cutting ceremony that signified the continued revitalization of Detroit.

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Eight Things to Know For Your Visit to Little Caesars Arena

With all the excitement and development in The District Detroit and beyond, there will be noticeable signs of progress – and ongoing construction. Plan to arrive early when attending an event and enjoy one of four Little Caesars Arena restaurants – open on event and non-event days – or any one of the establishments in the area.

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More than 300 to be Hired for Little Caesars Arena Restaurants

As part of growing The District Detroit development, Mike’s Pizza Bar and Sports & Social Detroit will bring well over 300 new jobs to Detroit. 

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Nearly 700 Skilled Trades Apprentices Find Career Opportunities

The District Detroit is fast becoming a “Michigan Made-Detroit Built” reality that is providing jobs, opportunity and apprenticeships for the community. The development, which will encompass 50 city blocks with sporting events, shopping, dining and housing, has spurred the creation of more than 670 apprentice and pre-apprentice positions since April 2015. More than half the apprentices are Detroit residents. 

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Cleanup of Historic Eddystone Begins Ahead of Restoration

Work crews began an intensive cleaning of the historic Eddystone Hotel which will soon be redeveloped into residential housing in the shadow of the new Little Caesars Arena.

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Appreciation lunch held to thank crews at Little Caesars Arena

Crews working hard on the new, innovative Little Caesars Arena were treated to a complementary BBQ lunch, a commemorative t-shirt and a shot of encouragement and praise recently.

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Two Dynamic Dining Opportunities Energize Little Caesars Arena Experience in The District Detroit

The District Detroit is taking another leap forward with the addition of two specialty dining experiences to open concurrently with Little Caesars Arena in September.

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SPOTLIGHT: Jaren Glasker, Little Caesars World Headquarters

Jaren Glasker, safety manager at the Little Caesars World Headquarters campus expansion, is one of the many hardworking crewmembers bringing The District Detroit to life. He's worked in the construction industry for 17 years and today he’s keeping workers safe and sound as they bring the project to completion.

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Red Wings Announce 2nd Annual Hockeytown 5K, Sept. 10

The Detroit Red Wings today announced the details for the second annual Hockeytown 5K Run/Walk, presented by Meijer and Powerade. Building on last year’s sold-out event, this season’s race will take place on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., and will finish outside Little Caesars Arena. 

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Detroit-based Contractor Teaching Next Generation of Apprentices

They’ve been in business in Detroit for nearly 50 years and now Ben Washington and Sons Plumbing & Heating is making their mark on The District Detroit. 

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New Scoreboard, Indoor and Outdoor Big Screens Installed

Fans attending concerts, shows or sporting events at the new Little Caesars Arena will enjoy state-of-the art video displays designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics, the world leader in audiovisual systems and implementation. 

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Detroit-based Christman-Brinker Leading Business School Construction

Jennifer Emerick is keeping construction of the new Mike Ilitch School of Business on schedule and on budget. It’s her job as senior project manager to deliver a modern new business school for students at Wayne State University—and she’s doing just that.

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Summer Internship Program Begins with New Class of Cass Tech Students

This week, students from Detroit Public Schools’ Cass Technical High School will take part in a paid 10-week internship program at Ilitch Companies where they will work for Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Little Caesars, Olympia Entertainment and Olympia Development of Michigan among others.

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More than 1,800 Hired at Little Caesars Arena

More than 1,880 people have been hired to work at Little Caesars Arena in a variety of positions after two successful job fairs were held in Detroit this month. And of those, more than 60 percent are Detroit residents who will begin work when the arena opens to the public in September.

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Detroit Tigers Tour Little Caesars Arena

Detroit Tigers players, coaches and front office staff toured Little Caesars Arena today where they visited with construction crews and got a first-hand look at the progress on the new arena. Little Caesars Arena will open in a little more than three months with sports, concerts and other events. It’s the home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons and the centerpiece of The District Detroit development.

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Two Topping Out Ceremonies in Two Days as Rapid Progress Continues

Two major milestones took place this week in The District Detroit as ironworkers at both the Mike Ilitch School of Business and the Little Caesars World Headquarters campus expansion affixed final steel beams to the high point of each structure one day apart.

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Volunteers Give Cass Park a Makeover

The Cass Park Village neighborhood near Little Caesars Arena got a makeover recently—a Motor City Makeover. Volunteers cleared branches, debris and trash from the streets and sidewalks that surround Cass Park, one of Detroit’s oldest city parks. 

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Roll on the QLINE Free This Weekend and Grab Some Swag

Detroit will make history again when the QLINE streetcar starts running this weekend along Woodward Avenue. This history-making event deserves to be celebrated in style—which is why we are planning a giant celebration with all four of Detroit’s sports teams, as well as Little Caesars Pizza, MotorCity Casino Hotel, Ilitch Charities and more.

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Students Lay Ground Work for Construction Careers

High school students from throughout Michigan attended Michigan Construction Career Days May 4-5 to learn about career paths in the construction industry. The goal of the annual event is to introduce young people to career opportunities in construction trades like carpentry, mechanical and electrical work.

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First Ever Soccer Match at Comerica Park Set For July 19

Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, today announced that Italian powerhouse AS Roma and current French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain F.C. will face off in the first ever professional soccer match at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday, July 19 as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken. The match is set to kick off at 8:00PM ET on ESPN2. Comerica Park is home to the Detroit Tigers and located in The District Detroit, one of the largest sports and entertainment developments underway in the United States.

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