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December 5, 2023
Maumee chocolatier opens candy shop in Fort Industry Square

A new chocolate shop has opened downtown near the convention center just in time for Christmas.  It’s the creation of Jason Peters and Jason Sieminski, owners of the popular Maumee Valley Chocolate & Candy store in Maumee.

July 6, 2023
Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. Announces Opening of New Office in Downtown Toledo

ARCHBOLD, Ohio (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - F&M Bank, owned by Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: FMAO) today announced its newest full-service office is now open. The new office is located in Fort Industry Square at 120 Summit Street, Toledo, OH 43604.

May 23, 2023
Brew House opens downtown Toledo location; Speakeasy operations just around the corner

A local coffee house is celebrating the grand opening of their second location Tuesday: after several months of construction and planning, Brew House is expanding from uptown Maumee to Fort Industry Square in downtown Toledo for a "Roaring 20s"-style coffee pub and a speakeasy.



February 28, 2023
Capitol Park building designed by Albert Kahn to add 4 floors, get new facade

The Capitol Park neighborhood in downtown Detroit is expected to see a roughly $13 million restoration and addition to one of the last vacant buildings there. Karp and Associates, which has several projects in the tiny enclave west of Woodward Avenue, is planning to add four stories to the roughly 16,000-square-foot, seven-story building at 1133 Griswold St. and add a new façade.

January 20, 2023
Business Spotlight: Fiber + Strand with owner Janelle Jared

Stepping into Fiber + Strand is like walking into an art gallery rather than a hair salon. Located in historic Fort Industry Square, this new downtown business is luxurious.

September 7, 2022
Here's what to know about seven downtown Toledo redevelopment projects

Several projects involve turning abandoned office or commercial space into high-end apartments.

August 31, 2022
5 New Live Entertainment Spots in Detroit 2022 to Liven Up the Community

The Best New live Entertainment Spots in Detroit Are Bringing the Drinks & the Party

July 18, 2022
Two of Toledo's original 'skyscrapers' are finally ready for redevelopment

Land bank requests development proposals and releases feasibility study for Spitzer and Nicholas buildings

July 14, 2022
How you can support The Disability Network by going Over the Edge in 2022

FLINT, Mich. - The Disability Network aims to raise $80,000 to support people with disabilities in Genesee County.

May 24, 2022
Urban Bean Co. coffee shop reborn as Spkrbox, opening Movement weekend

Known for its unusual design and connection to the city's electronic music scene, a longstanding coffee shop in Detroit's Capitol Park is returning this week…

May 20, 2022
Cash Only Supper Club Opens in Detroit’s Capitol Park

Cash Only Supper Club, a new fine-dining and live entertainment concept from Heirloom Hospitality Group, opens today in downtown Detroit’s Capitol Park.

April 5, 2022
City Council looking at Community Entertainment Districts to streamline liquor licenses

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - At Monday’s city council meeting, council members decided to put the proposal to create 7 new community entertainment….

March 4, 2022
New chapter for historic block of buildings in downtown Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Fort Industry Square is one of the most recognizable blocks in downtown Toledo. A multi-million-dollar renovation...

December 15, 2021
Historic-building renovations get state tax credits

Historic-building renovations get state tax credits

November 30, 2021
Xhibition in Detroit’s Capitol Park

Luxury retailer Xhibition on Monday opened a store in the historic Farwell Building in Detroit’s Capitol Park district. The 4,000-square-foot store features…

November 16, 2021
As Fort Industry Square nears completion, developer set to tackle Nasby Building

Renovating and remodeling Fort Industry Square, comprising 13 buildings with 13 different floor plans hasn’t dissuaded Kevin Prater from taking…

October 15, 2021
Insurance company becomes first tenant in redeveloped Fort Industry Square

A gloomy, drizzly Friday afternoon couldn’t damper the spirits of the employees of Northwestern Mutual at their new downtown Toledo…

July 8, 2021
Saving Toledo's past, saving Toledo's future

For a long time Jefferson Center represented one of Toledo’s most intractable problems. A grand, historic vestige from Toledo’s past that…

April 14, 2021
Rappel down an eight-story building in Flint to help people with disabilities

FLINT, MI — The Disability Network is going Over the Edge this summer to help raise funds for people with disabilities in Genesee County.

March 17, 2021
Big development in one area of downtown Toledo

The projects include residential, commercial, hotel and public space.

March 5, 2021
Bobcat Bonnie's to open restaurant in renovated Fort Industry Square

An award-winning restaurant with five Detroit-area locations announced plans Friday to expand into downtown Toledo’s redeveloped Fort Industry Square...

September 6, 2020
Toledo's history, Toledo's future
Fort Industry Square, within sight of other tax-credit recipients including ProMedica headquarters, the Tower on the Maumee, and Hensville…
August 6, 2020
Toledo historic renovation projects receive $5 million in state tax credits

The Ohio Development Services Agency has awarded an additional $3.7 million in tax credits for the second rehabilitation phase of the historic Fort Industry Square…

May 4, 2020
Freep Restaurant of the Year Leila is one of GQ's best new restaurants in the country

A month before the novel coronavirus hit Michigan, the modern Lebanese restaurant Leila on Detroit's Capitol Park was named the Detroit Free Press…

March 10, 2020
The Durant: part of downtown Flint’s fabric for 100 years

Spanning a century, The Durant has mirrored the impressive rise, sad decline and inspiring revitalization of downtown Flint.

July 31, 2019
Farwell building to reopen after renovation

The Farwell building in Capitol Park is pictured on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. It is reopening as apartments, retail space and offices after more than 30…

June 26, 2019
Fort Industry Square rehabilitation gets $5 million tax credit

The Ohio Development Services Agency awarded a $5 million tax credit for the rehabilitation of Fort Industry Square on Summit Street…

February 17, 2019
How Detroit's Capitol Park went from desolation to a hot destination

A mere 10 years ago, downtown's Capitol Park district stood as a shabby and seldom used public space surrounded by mostly empty buildings.

December 20, 2018
Sneak peek inside the Farwell Building

A big piece of Capitol Park will be completed in 2019. The historic Farwell Building has been undergoing a renovation over the past couple years.

December 3, 2018
Preservation of Toledo's Berdan Building earns award

Ohio History Connection’s State Historic Preservation Office awarded Kraemer Design Group PLC the Preservation Merit Award for its work on the Berdan…

December 1, 2018
Toledo Rise: Anthony Wayne Trail, Toledo, Ohio, USA

Toledo Rise is a gateway that captures the sense of motion inherent to the roadway site, its previous history as a railroad hub, and Toledo’s spirit of innovation.

February 11, 2018
Downtown Toledo rental market grows in appeal

Over the past year, Ken Marciniak has taken five potential buyers to see a three-story office building at 415 Michigan St. in downtown Toledo.

January 31, 2018
It’s in The Can – Tin Can Toledo

The location in the ground floor of the renovated Berdan Building beckons one out of the cold and into the warm confines of one of downtown Toledo’s…

December 24, 2017
Capitol Park Lofts now open downtown

Mark another building in Capitol Park off the renovated checklist. This downtown enclave has seen a resurgence in investment and renovations…

December 15, 2017
Inside newly renovated lofts overlooking Downtown Detroit's Capitol Park

Newly renovated apartments at 1145 Griswold St. in Detroit's Capitol Park are almost fully occupied. Capitol Park Lofts, a $30-million project…

November 3, 2017
It's official: Detroit's wildly ambitious new steakhouse Prime + Proper debuts today

The restaurant will offer half-off caviar service during…

September 13, 2017
New Capitol Park design includes tree canopy, nod to history

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) and Toronto-based urban design and architecture firm PUBLIC WORK revealed almost final renderings…

December 8, 2016
From the Archives: Christmas at Knapp's and Arbaugh's

When the Christmas Toy Land opened in the J.W. Knapp Co. department store, there were toys to delight every boy and girl. In 1912, the department store's…

September 20, 2016
From the Archives: Department stores of the past

In 1891, J. M. Cameron arrived in Lansing to start a department store. He built a one-story building near the corner of South Washington Avenue…

June 24, 2016
50 Names to Know in Real Estate

Richard Karp: Karp has been redeveloping several buildings in downtown Detroit's Capitol Park neighborhood, including the….

August 20, 2015
Why Today’s Development Wave in Downtown Detroit Has Staying Power

Detroit is in a state of transition. It’s a process that has been simmering for some time, but really began in earnest about five years ago.

May 18, 2015
Chase CEO celebrates redevelopment projects in Detroit

1145 Griswold is being remade at 63 market-rate apartments and about 18,000 square feet of commercial space. The 11-story structure is expected…

February 17, 2015
Detroit archdiocese moves into Capitol Park building

The Archdiocese of Detroit has finished moving its headquarters to smaller digs in the city’s Capitol Park district, officials announced Tuesday.

February 13, 2015
Developers get $1 million for Capitol Park Building plan

The vacant and dilapidated Capitol Park Building in downtown Detroit is a step closer to offering upscale, market-rate apartments.

March 6, 2013
Michigan developer seeks to buy, revive Berdan Building in downtown Toledo

A vacant downtown Toledo landmark could get a $20 million investment to create apartments and retail space if a development deal is successful.

April 27, 2012
Plan calls for residential, retail and office space in three historic buildings on Capitol Park in Detroit

Three vacant buildings bordering Capitol Park in downtown Detroit will be redeveloped as residential, retail and office space in coming years…

April 25, 2012
Detroit Downtown Consortium Selects Karp and Associates for Capitol Park Redevelopment

DETROIT — The Detroit Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and a group of other economic development agencies have selected Karp and Associates…

January 29, 2012
Lofts a fit in historic downtown building

Lofts a fit in historic downtown building

January 1, 2012
Under the Radar Michigan - The Durant Hotel Flint, MI

Under the Radar Michigan - The Durant Hotel Flint, MI

January 29, 2011
The Durant Hotel's Comeback

For all the bad news coming out of Flint for the last 30 years, it's easy to overlook some of the successes. With that in mind, I present...the Durant Hotel.

May 18, 2009
75 apartments to go in 1900s downtown Toledo warehouse

A Michigan property developer says he is moving forward with plans to convert downtown Toledo's so-called "Triangle Building" into a $12 million, 75-unit, market-rate apartment complex before year's end.

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