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Michigan Franchise Report: Pet Project

Livonia-based Pet Supplies Plus shows persistent growth since 1988.

Bathhouse Coming to Downtown Ann Arbor

A former University of Michigan professor plans to open a $3.5 million bathhouse, called Sun Baths, in downtown Ann Arbor in the spring of 2017.

‘Transformers 5’ Expected to Film at Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac

Transformers 5, directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg and Peter Cullen, is expected to film in part at the Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac beginning this summer, along with several other locations across the state.

Greektown Casino to be Renamed Jack Detroit Casino Hotel Greektown

Rock Gaming LLC, the gambling subsidiary of Dan Gilbert’s Rock Ventures group of companies, today announced the company will be rebranded as Jack Entertainment, effective immediately. Greektown Casino-Hotel’s name will change to Jack Detroit Casino Hotel Greektown by the end of the year.

Report: Metro Detroit’s Tech Base Delivers Stronger ROI Over Silicon Valley

More than 80 percent of technology company executives in metro Detroit believe tech companies have greater return on investment in the region compared with less than 70 percent of their counterparts in Silicon Valley who feel the same about their region, according to a report released today by Troy-based Automation Alley, a non-profit technology business accelerator.

Guardian Industries Donates Glass to Piquette Avenue Ford Plant

Guardian Industries Corp., an Auburn Hills-based glass manufacturer, has donated the glass panes needed to restore the nearly 80 remaining windows at the historic Piquette Avenue Ford Plant, the auto-factory-turned-museum near Detroit's Midtown district.

Local Musician Works to Create Venue for Tribute Bands

Todd Stoney, the leader of Detroit-based Bob Seger tribute band Lookin' Back, is seeking to partner with a venue in metro Detroit to create Tributesville, a space dedicated specifically to hosting tribute bands.

Michigan Firms Complete Historic Daytona International Speedway Renovation

Southfield-based contractor Barton Malow Co. and Detroit-based architectural design firm Rossetti have completed work on Daytona Rising, a $400 million renovation of the Daytona International Speedway in Florida ahead of the 2016 Daytona 500 set for Feb. 21.

Extreme Cold Therapy Center to Expand to Royal Oak, Detroit

Cryospa Detroit, a Bloomfield Township-based company that offers a type of therapy treatment using extremely cold temperatures, called cryotherapy, will expand with the addition of new centers in downtown Detroit and Royal Oak.

Connected Vehicle Specialist Harman Unveils $30M North American Headquarters in Novi

Harman International Industries Inc., a designer and engineer of connected vehicle systems, on Monday unveiled its new $30 million, 200,000-square-foot North American headquarters in Novi at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.