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The Michigan Made, Detroit Built focus of The District Detroit continues to make a huge impact on the local construction industry. A great example is the expansion of Little Caesars World Headquarters, which is ramping up now to include many more Detroit-based contractors into the new nine-story, 234,000 square-foot office building—the first newly-built global headquarters building in the city of Detroit in a decade.

Construction of the Little Caesars World Headquarters Campus Expansion is being led by Brinker-Christman, a Detroit-based company as construction manager, and Detroit-based architect, SmithGroupJJR.  

Detroit-based Blaze Contracting began digging on the site, between the Fox Theatre and Palms Building, in late 2016 in preparation for foundation concrete. And in January, ironworkers from Detroit-based Midwest Steel began erecting structural steel that will make up of the building’s frame—work that continues today.

Several of the contractors currently working on the Little Caesars World Headquarters, like Blaze Contracting and Midwest Steel, are returning to The District Detroit after successfully completing work on one or more of the nine construction projects underway now, including Little Caesars Arena. 

To date, nearly all of the work performed on the Little Caesars World Headquarters has been completed by Detroit-based contractors—and as work continues throughout the summer, more Detroit-based contractors will be joining the project like Detroit-based Ben Washington and Sons Plumbing and Detroit-based Motor City Electric.

Little Caesars and Olympia Development of Michigan broke ground on the $150 million Little Caesars World Headquarters Campus Expansion September 7, 2016 and it is expected to be completed in 2018. It will be The District Detroit’s largest new construction in the Columbia Street neighborhood, which is also home to the spectacular Fox Theatre, a National Historic Landmark—as well as City Theatre, Hockeytown Café, the Fillmore Detroit and more.

Twenty-seven years after moving its headquarters from the suburbs to Detroit’s Fox Office Center in the heart of downtown, Little Caesars is more than doubling the size of its current campus in Detroit to accommodate the company’s rapid global growth and hiring.

The District Detroit will ultimately account for a total economic impact of more than $2 billion and create more than 12,500 construction and construction-related jobs in addition to 1,100 permanent jobs.

Watch the work happen live at districtdetroit.com/webcams.

About The District Detroit

The District Detroit is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development led by the Ilitch organization unites six world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment. Home to the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions - The District Detroit represents the greatest density of professional sports teams in one downtown core in the country.

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Little Caesars Breaks Ground on First Headquarters Building Built in Detroit in Over a Decade

Little Caesars and Olympia Development of Michigan are breaking ground today on a new $150 million, nine-story, 234,000 square foot, Little Caesars world headquarters expansion, to be built at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Columbia Street in The District Detroit.

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