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Giving a boost to Lowertown

Anyone who has cruised along Summit Street just north of downtown in recent years has noticed a change. The neighborhood has some new businesses, new plans for the riverfront, and a new energy. What it needs is a little boost from the city. Neighborhood leaders, including owners of some of those new bars and restaurants, […]

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Blake Family of Companies puts $1 million into redevelopment, new venue

The Blake Family of Companies on Tuesday announced the completion of a $1 million redevelopment project that gives the brand a new, expanded multi-purpose, year-round retail and entertainment venue. Blake’s Backyard, located at 5600 Van Dyke Ave. in Almont, is open daily and features a 10,000 square foot taproom that offers Blake’s Hard Cider, beer […]

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Emagine to take over operations at Birmingham 8 theater

Emagine to take over operations at Birmingham 8 theater

The Birmingham 8 movie theater has joined the Emagine family. Emagine Entertainment Inc. said Tuesday it has acquired the downtown Birmingham movie theater, effective immediately. The theater is not expected to undergo any changes to its interior or to its marquee, but it is getting a new name: Birmingham 8, Powered by Emagine. “We are pleased to […]

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The Majestic Theatre complex and one of the country’s oldest bowling alleys is up for sale

The Majestic Theatre complex and one of the country’s oldest bowling alleys is up for sale

The historic and longstanding Majestic Theatre complex has been listed for sale on Loopnet.com. The listing doesn’t disclose an asking price for the acre-sized landmark, which includes the recently renovated Majestic Theatre, Garden Bowl bowling alley, upstairs music club the Magic Stick and Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizzeria inside the Garden Bowl. When reached by phone Monday morning, owner […]

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Emagine Novi plans temporary drive-in theater at Fountain Walk

Emagine Novi plans temporary drive-in theater at Fountain Walk

Can’t wait to return to the movies? Neither can Paul Glantz. That’s why the chairman and co-founder of Emagine Entertainment has a plan to bring the movie experience outside. The theater company received approval from the Novi City Council to create a temporary drive-in movie area along the south side of the Emagine Novi theater […]

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New retail, entertainment development planned for Levis Commons

New retail, entertainment development planned for Levis Commons

n a surprise move, Toledo-based developer Ed Harmon announced Monday that he will break ground in July on a new retail/entertainment development in Levis Commons in Perrysburg. The two-story, 80,000-square-foot development will be located on 4½ acres of vacant ground adjacent to an existing building, known as the Orleans Building, which houses the Benchmark restaurant […]

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Palace of Auburn Hills to be razed; redevelopment in works

Palace of Auburn Hills to be razed; redevelopment in works

The former home of the Detroit Pistons soon will be demolished to make room for the homes of technology companies and corporations. A joint venture between Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Livonia-based Schostak Brothers & Co. Inc. have purchased the Palace of Auburn Hills to be redeveloped into 1 million square feet of mixed-use office and research […]

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