City Club Apartments — Central Business District Detroit, which offers 288 short- and long-term furnished and short-term unfurnished apartments and penthouses, has opened along Washington Boulevard, at Park Avenue. The seven-story, mixed-use property, which is adjacent to Grand Circus Park, offers 396 underground valet parking spaces with EV charging stations.
Replacing the landmark Statler Hotel, the new property includes 13,000 square feet of retail space. In the coming weeks, new offerings will include The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group’s Statler Bistro, an American/French Bistro and Market on the first floor, with a planned opening of early fall 2021. The restaurant group, which includes several Andiamo and two Joe Muer Seafood restaurants, will occupy half of the first floor.
The Statler Bistro will offer 175 seats set amid a European interior design and feature a market where customers can purchase groceries and packaged meals. A large outdoor patio will provide views of Grand Circus Park and downtown Detroit. The name was selected to stay true to the historic former hotel, The Statler, an 18-story, 800-room hotel which occupied the site from 1915 to 1975, was known for its large American flag on the roof that served as a waypoint for stagecoach drivers. It also hosted a who’s who list of business, sports, arts and entertainment, and political guests and visitors.
In addition, Michigan-based Premier Pet Supply will open this summer on the first floor of the new property. The 3,000-square-foot store will face Grand Circus Park and carry a full line of national products, specialty items, and holistic goods. The store will cater to the needs of a wide customer base with a special focus on smaller living environments and urban pets. From fish and small animals to cats and dogs, the Detroit location will offer a broad selection of food, supplements, pet care, toys, and other items with more than 20 Michigan-based brands among others, and will also have two do-it-yourself dog washrooms.
“When we broke ground on this site, we promised to build the very best mixed-use apartment and penthouse community ever built in the city of Detroit,” says Jonathan Holtzman, CEO of City Club Apartments in Farmington Hills. “There is no doubt that we have delivered. City Club Apartments CBD Detroit combines the service and amenities of a five-star hotel with engaging, connected, and walkable urban apartment living. The look and feel both inside and out is stunning. This is a premier and historic location celebrated with innovative design, resort class services, attention to green and wellness, and unmatched technology.”
The community’s resort class amenities and services include a lobby lounge library with 24/7 concierge, entertainment clubroom, indoor theater, 24/7 Whole Body Fitness wellness room, a 24/7 work from home business center, and a conference room. The entertainment clubroom offers both intimate and group seating options, a large screen TV, and a professional gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances and a private game room.
The indoor/outdoor heated pool with loungers, cabanas, hot tub and sauna opens through oversized garage doors to the large outdoor Terrace Club (courtyard) that features extensive landscaping and lighting, a high-end outdoor kitchen and bar, comfortable lounge seating, fireplaces, Zen Garden, Bark Park, and a drive in-sized outdoor theatre that will show movies, sporting events, and cultural activities. The community is activated with weekly resident and guest social programming that includes gatherings, concerts, speaker series, tastings, cooking and art classes, and other experiential events.
“When the Statler Hotel came down more than 16 years ago, we lost a great building on one of the most exclusive corners downtown,” says Detroit Deputy Mayor Conrad Mallett. “Now, thanks to City Club Apartments and our partners at Detroit Economic Growth Corp., this corner has been reborn in a thoughtful and impactful way. Not only did City Club deliver on their commitment to build something special on this historic site, Detroiters at a range of income levels can call this modern apartment community home.”
The apartment hotel community offers short-term furnished and long-term furnished options including studio, convertible, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses with additional half bath, duplex, and den/home offices. The apartments feature four distinct finish packages with options such as balconies, bays, townhouses, rooftop patios and terraces, oversize windows, bathrooms with oversized tubs and showers, custom walk-in closets, granite countertops, movable islands, wood plank flooring, washer dryers, CCA branded products including custom cabinetry and high-end plumbing fixtures, and ATT fiber technology.
City Club Apartments LLC is a 100-year-old company that develops, owns, and operates branded urban apartment hotels. Prior to launching the company in early 2016, Holtzman served as chairman, CEO, and 50 percent owner of Village Green Holdings, a 50-year-old, $4.5 billion apartment company that evolved from a mixed-use development company founded by his grandfather, Joseph Holtzman, in 1919. In July 2016, Holtzman announced that he had sold his interest in Village Green’s operating companies to Dallas-based Compatriot Capital.
As part of the deal, Holtzman retained his ownership of 10,000 apartments in 30 communities with a combined real estate value exceeding $2 billion. City Club Apartments has $750 million of new communities in various stages of development, construction, and lease-up in downtown Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and plans for the East Coast. City Club Apartments plans to start two new communities each year. The company currently owns and operates three apartment and penthouse communities in Detroit with a fourth currently under development in Midtown.
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