Bedrock today announced its “Decked Out Detroit” initiative in partnership with the Rocket Community Fund — a four-month plan to support businesses and the community by providing safe shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences in downtown Detroit.
Starting Dec. 18, several downtown restaurants will feature heated open-air pergolas for safe outdoor dining. So far, participating restaurants include Avalon Café and Bakery, Besa, Buddy’s Pizza, Calexico, Cannelle, Cornerstone Barrel House, Eatori Market, Hudson Café, Maru Sushi and Grill, Mootz Pizzeria and Bar, and San Morello.
During the initiative, downtown parking will be complimentary at Bedrock lots and garages with validation. Bedrock states other large-scale, family-friendly activations will be announced in the coming weeks.
The company adds that all “Decked Out Detroit” activations have been designed in collaboration with the City of Detroit Health Department to ensure compliance with all the latest COVID-19 health and safety regulations.
“Despite the pandemic, many businesses in downtown Detroit have shown incredible resilience and continued to support the local community with innovative new programs,” says Kofi Bonner, CEO of Bedrock. “Decked Out Detroit is designed to build on that momentum by creating safe ways for the public to mask up, get outside, and enjoy their city.”
The dining areas have been strategically placed around the city for easy walkability and to best leverage the location by extending into sidewalks and city streets.
Each dining area will feature its own distinct partially enclosed pergolas, including custom space heaters, tables, chairs, and more. Visitors can order food, beverages, and alcohol from a variety of participating restaurants.
To help make your gifting easier, Bedrock has created a holiday gift guide that you can find HERE to showcase a variety of options for in-store, online and curbside shopping while downtown.
All visitors who make a purchase from a participating retailer or restaurant will receive validation for eight hours of complimentary parking. This complimentary parking will go into effect beginning Monday, December 14, and is valid at any of these Bedrock parking locations:
- 1001 Woodward Garage
- One Detroit Garage
- Two Detroit Garage
- Buhl Garage
- Financial District Garage
- Greektown (Brush Street) Garage
- One Campus Martius
- The Z
Additionally, now through March 13, Bedrock is offering $10 discounts on all Lyft rides to and from Detroit every Saturday between 10 am – 8 pm. Enter the code BedrockDetroit in your Lyft app to receive the discount.
To help with gift ideas, Bedrock created a holiday gift guide HERE to showcase a variety of options for in-store, online, and curbside shopping while downtown.
Detroit-based Bedrock is a full-service real estate firm specializing in acquiring, developing, leasing, financing, and managing commercial and residential buildings. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock and its affiliates have invested and committed more than $5.6 billion to acquiring and developing more than 100 properties, including new construction of ground up developments in downtown Detroit and Cleveland totaling more than 18 million square feet.
Bedrock’s real estate portfolio consists of 210 office tenants and 125 retailers and restaurants in Detroit’s central business district, the majority of which are new to the market. Key office tenants include Coyote Logistics, IBM, Microsoft, Quicken Loans, LinkedIn, StockX, Universal McCann, UBS, Ally Bank’s national headquarters and Fifth Third Bank’s regional headquarters. Key retail tenants include H&M, Plum Market, The Lip Bar, 6 Salon, Lululemon, Shake Shack and countless others.
Bedrock also is currently developing four transformational projects including the Hudson’s Site, Monroe Blocks, Book Tower renovation, and the One Campus Martius expansion. Bedrock is also undergoing construction of City Modern, a community development in Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhood. Partnering with Detroit-based Shinola, Bedrock developed the world’s first Shinola Hotel on Woodward Avenue, which opened in early 2019.
For more information on Bedrock’s business model, visit the For More Than Profit book. For more information on Bedrock’s projects, visit bedrockdetroit.com or engage the company on Twitter and Facebook.
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