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Eatori Market to Open in Detroit’s Capitol Park in August

Detroit-based design consultancy Kyle Evans Design (KED) was hired by chef Zak Yatim to design Eatori Market, which is slated to open in Detroit’s Capitol Park in August. Located at 1215 Griswold St. near the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, the space is being designed as a dual-purpose bar and restaurant with a specialty market for grab-and-go items.

PPG to Acquire Coatings Application Services Provider The Crown Group

PPG, a global coatings and materials company that operates its North American headquarters in Troy, today announced the acquisition of coating applications services provider The Crown Group. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter this year.

River Otters Move to Renovated Habitat at Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo today announced that the North American river otters are moving into a newly-renovated and expanded habitat. Following a gift from the Edward Mardigian Family Foundation, the habitat was increased to 2,500 square feet of space from 680 square feet, highlighted by new indoor and outdoor elements.

Legal Street Racing Registration Open for Dodge’s Roadkill Nights

Auburn Hills automaker FCA US today announced that registration is open for legal drag racing on Woodward Avenue as part of the Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge event, which will take place on Aug. 12 at the M-1 Concourse in Pontiac. The drag racing event and car festival has a total cash purse of $29,000, with $10,000 awarded to the fastest Dodge car.

Scott Shuptrine Interiors Launches Interior Design Program

Design experts at Scott Shuptrine Interiors, a division of Warren-based Art Van Furniture, has announced new customizable designer packages including complimentary design services to advise those looking to update their homes. The luxury retailer has 11 interior design-related offerings, including in-home consultation, style and budget determination, and spatial planning.

U-M Invests in Advanced Transportation Technologies

Seven technologies demonstrating high potential to help solve transportation issues are receiving $600,000 in total funding from the University of Michigan’s Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC), a statewide innovation hub program to continue their advancement to the commercial market.

New Cybersecurity Platform From CloudFace in Northville Township Prevents Hacking

CloudFace, a multi-faceted IT company in Northville Township, has launched a next generation security solution that it says can block 99.9 percent of internet-based viruses, malware, ransomware, and other types of attacks in real-time. In addition to working in the health care sector, the company is now entering the automotive space to prevent hackers from taking control of a vehicle.

Office Vacancies Remain Low as Detroit Skyline Awaits New Construction

Real estate and investment management firm JLL today released its annual report on Detroit’s commercial tenants, which shows the central business district is in its eighth consecutive year of occupancy growth, has record-setting rental prices, and a landlord-friendly market. Additionally, overall vacancy was at 7.5 percent as businesses are increasingly choosing to locate downtown. 

Re/Max of Southeastern Michigan Opens Downtown Detroit Office

Re/Max of Southeastern Michigan today announced the opening Re/Max Reserve in Detroit. The office is located at 300 Renaissance Center and is owned and managed by the husband and wife team of Van and Geana Kassab.

Cabela’s to Open in Chesterfield Township Aug. 3

North American outdoor retailer Cabela’s has announced the opening of a new location at 45959 Towne Center Blvd. in Chesterfield Township. The store will be opening on Thursday, Aug. 3 and will be the brand’s fourth Michigan location, accompanied by stores in Dundee, Grandville, and Saginaw.

Secure-24 Partners with Evans Distribution Systems on Ecommerce Solutions

Secure-24, a Southfield-based global provider of managed cloud solutions, IT operations, and application hosting, today announced the successful implementation of a managed services solution for ecommerce product fulfillment and delivery following a collaboration with Evans Distribution Systems.

5Qs With Founder and Executive Director of Fleece and Thank You

DBusiness Daily News interviewed Nicholas Kristock, founder and executive director of Fleece and Thank You of Novi, about the nonprofit’s mission to create a more hopeful hospital environment by providing fleece blankets tagged with video messages to children battling an illness. Kristock played semi-professional soccer in Australia while working for four charities and considers the sport the “vehicle” that brought him to the nonprofit world.

Henry Ford Cancer Institute Tracks, Treats Tumor with New MRI-Guided Therapy

The Henry Ford Cancer Institute in Detroit today announced the treatment of a cancer patient with advanced radiation therapy using new real-time magnetic resonance imaging and linear accelerated delivery for a more accurate treatment.

Iconic Real Estate Launches in Ford Building in Downtown Detroit

Iconic Real Estate today announced it has opened its headquarters in the historic Ford Building in downtown Detroit, which was recently acquired by The Sterling Group. Iconic Real Estate specializes in retail, office, multi-family, and development opportunities for clients in the metro Detroit area.

Governor Snyder’s Task Force Proposes Local Government Reform

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force today released a report of reform recommendations for rising pension and health care costs, retiree support, and stabilization of local government services. Snyder says the overall goal is to stabilize government pension and health care costs.
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