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Oakland U's new dorm a study in energy efficiency

The nearly 165,000-square-foot, 500-bed residence has received LEED gold certification for its environmentally-conscious design.

Children's boutique brings gear, garments, and guidance to downtown Plymouth

After nearly a decade of selling baby gear and children's clothing, Ann Arbor's Kerrytown retailer Elephant Ears has moved to downtown Plymouth, expanding its reach into metro Detroit.

Transit-oriented plan for west Dearborn wins $10K PlacePlan grant

The design calls for a pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use, livable district adjacent to several key sites in Dearborn.

Ford House renovations to restore historical elements, enhance visitor experience

Changes to the estate include major electrical upgrades and a new stormwater management system, as well as a bridge to Bird Island.

New $12M ballpark could be home run for Macomb County

For Utica and Macomb County, the $12-million ballpark located at the northeast corner of Auburn Road and Moscona Drive could be an economic home run.

Scott Shuptrine Interiors moves into new Grosse Pointe location

A large, long-vacant spot in Grosse Pointe will soon be occupied by Scott Shuptrine Interiors.

A second city-owned movie theater opens in Grosse Pointe Park

The 70-seat, $750,000 Carol C. Schaap Theater was built next door to the current Okulski Family Theater and was paid for by donations from the local Schaap family and the nonprofit Grosse Pointe Park Foundation to the city.

Wok Asian Bistro opens in downtown Northville

The restaurant at 144 Mary Alexander Ct. serves create-your-own, wok-cooked meals or specialties such as Thai peanut noodles and edamame lo mein.

Durr Group sets up North American HQ in Southfield

The redevelopment, which is located in a brownfield-designated area, will bring an investment of about $40 million to the city along with nearly 500 jobs.

MOD Pizza coming to metro Detroit

Besides build-your-own pizzas made from a choice of 30 ingredients and baked in an 800-degree oven in less than three minutes, MODs serve draft beer and handmade milkshakes.

AMP theater pumps up downtown Milford

The theater design emphasizes nature, from grass-covered steps to a walkway for spectators to trees and vines that complement the facility's restrooms and stage.

Royal Oak bar, O'Toole's, opening in Rochester

The second O'Toole's could open by fall after renovations on the 9,000-square-foot former restaurant space it will occupy are complete.

Farmington Hills archery range targets residents, visitors looking for new things to do

Farmington Hills is upping the outdoor amenities in the city -- there already is an ice rink and performance stage for the community -- by adding an archery range.


The Robot Garage, an educational fun spot for kids, to open third location in Grosse Pointe Park

The Robot Garage uses Legos and building toys to stoke children's creativity and interest in math, science, and engineering. 
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