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Developers find creative new uses for tired, underutilized metro Detroit sites

A mall parking lot transformed into hundreds of apartments and offices. A former newspaper building converted to a luxury car dealership. An indoor soccer arena housing mortgage employees. The development business is fickle and subject to a raft of external factors: materials costs on any given day, market demand, availability of labor, zoning, community reaction, […]

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COVID-19 has transformed work. It could revolutionize the office next

COVID-19 has transformed work. It could revolutionize the office next

Over the last decade, there’s been a marked shift in many office environments in metro Detroit. Some companies based in spacious suburban offices with ample parking spaces moved to smaller and more expensive locations in downtown Detroit. Parking came in the form of packed garages, but these sacrifices were mostly considered justifiable because of the area’s walkability […]

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Chick-fil-A to expand to Shelby Township

Chick-fil-A to expand to Shelby Township

Metro Detroiters will have one more location where they can “eat mor chikin.” Chick-fil-A Inc. is planning to open its first stand-alone location in Metro Detroit. The Shelby Township restaurant will be the Atlanta-based fast-food chain’s fifth restaurant in Metro Detroit, the company confirmed Thursday. “Chick-fil-A is always looking for new locations to continue serving our customers, […]

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The state of the metro Detroit shopping mall

The state of the metro Detroit shopping mall

High-end malls like some in Oakland County are expected to continue to perform well far into the future in spite of a changing mall landscape in the state’s wealthiest county, and across the state and country. In fact, contrary to the popular notion that brick and mortar retail is dying a slow death at the […]

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