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Chris McGowan Introduced as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ilitch Sports + Entertainment

Christopher Ilitch, President and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc., announced today that accomplished sports and entertainment executive Chris McGowan has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Ilitch Sports + Entertainment (IS+E), the business division of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, The District Detroit, Olympia Parking and the Ilitch joint venture (JV) interest in 313 Presents. In this newly appointed role, McGowan will work closely with Christopher Ilitch to enhance the fan, guest and partner experience across Ilitch-managed properties and venues.

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Olympia Entertainment to Host Job Fair at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday, December 2

Olympia Entertainment is looking for motivated individuals to help create exceptional experiences for guests at the award-winning Little Caesars Arena and the iconic Fox Theatre, and will host an open job fair on Thursday, Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena

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The District Detroit Holiday Happy Hours, Presented by Jack Daniel’s, to be Hosted on Columbia Street

Events will kick off on Wednesday, Nov. 24 with Jack Daniel’s Barrel Tree Lighting; additional happy hours to be held on Dec. 3 and Dec. 18 surrounding events at Fox Theatre and Little Caesars Arena

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Two New Restaurants Bring New Experiences to Fans at Little Caesars Arena

As Detroit Red Wings, Pistons and concert fans and guests continue to return to live sports and events at Little Caesars Arena, they’ll notice a few changes right away – most notably, the addition of two new restaurants at the award-winning venue in the heart of The District Detroit.

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The District Detroit Beer Bash, Presented by Budweiser, to be Hosted Outside Little Caesars Arena on Saturday, November 6

The event will take place on the exterior of the venue in the Budweiser Biergarten near the northwest side, just steps away from the recently renovated Eddystone Hotel and will feature craft beer sampling and Anheuser-Busch products, live music, yard games, college football and much more.

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Eminem’s “Mom’s Spaghetti” Concept Opens Permanent Location inside Union Assembly Restaurant in The District Detroit

Mom’s Spaghetti – the concept restaurant featuring menu items centered around the legendary lyric from Eminem’s iconic “Lose Yourself” – is set to open a brick-and-mortar location in The District Detroit. The restaurant, located within the newly-opened Union Assembly restaurant at 2131 Woodward Avenue and featuring a walk-up window in the adjacent alley, opens for business at 5:00 pm on September 29.

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Take a Look Inside Union Assembly, now Open on Columbia Street in The District Detroit

Union Assembly, the newest restaurant and bar from the team at Union Joints is now open and is located at Columbia Street and Woodward Avenue in The District Detroit.

The venue spans two stories and features a second-floor lounge, indoor/outdoor bar and a three-season terrace that overlooks Woodward Avenue and Comerica Park. Guests can also enjoy seasonal street-side patio dining on Columbia Street just steps from the iconic Fox Theatre.

Peek inside and learn more about the new hot spot for food, drinks and fun in the video and photo slideshow below.

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Thanksgiving Week in The District Detroit’s Offers Entertainment, Sports for All  

With Thanksgiving around the corner, The District Detroit is heating up with big sales and events for November’s big food and sports-filled week and the holiday season ahead.

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Local Business to Open in Mike Ilitch School of Business, will Serve Up Art, Coffee and Local Foods

A Midtown establishment frequented by students, travelers, Midtown workers and art enthusiasts alike is relocating to The District Detroit.

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Former Ilitch Interns Standout as C’2019 Cass Technical Valedictorians, University of Michigan Freshmen

Cass Technical High School alumnae Jaleah Green and Riley Grice were admitted to University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, having already earned corporate internship experience and professional skills - thanks in part to the Ilitch organization.

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