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SPOTLIGHT: Dianetta Dye, Clubs Manager, Detroiter

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

Dianetta Dye has a high standard for customer service, and she works hard to create an inviting atmosphere for club guests at Little Caesars Arena.

After years of experience in hospitality, Dye this year became the manager of the Rehmann Club at the new Little Caesars Arena.

The Detroit-native said the new arena and the Detroit Pistons’ return to the city signified a new beginning, and she wanted to participate.

“I don’t want to give up on Detroit; I love Detroit,” Dye said. “I thought; I’ve got to be part of this historical moment for the city and for Michigan.”

As a club manager for Delaware North Companies, Inc., she stays busy developing the service culture, gathering feedback and overseeing attendants and bartenders, among other duties.

Ilitch organization business partner, Delaware North, manages food, beverage and retail operations at the arena, including the major clubs.

At work, Dye draws from a range of experiences, like running a pop-up eatery and event space on Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion and joining an airline global concierge program that allowed her to try eateries around the world. 

The Rehmann Club caters to season ticketholders and concertgoers with an extensive buffet, two bars and numerous flat-screen TVs.

“I love that look people get walking through the entrance, like, ‘Oh my gosh, I feel so special. What is this?!’” Dye said. “That, for me, is very rewarding. They come in and they’re kind of blown away.”

The self-described foodie fell in love with the restaurant and hospitality industry after enrolling in the commercial foods program at Cooley High School.  She went on to earn a BFA at Wayne State University and a Master’s Certificate in Hospitality Administration/Management from Cornell University.

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 eight 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.

Current data from the University of Michigan demonstrates that The District Detroit will account for an economic impact of more than $2 billion by 2020 and create more than 20,000 construction and construction-related jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs.