Articles in: DDP News

The Holiday Season in Detroit Has Officially Started

November 23, 2021

One Great City, Two Spectacular Events, Thousands of Visitors and Unlimited Shopping Opportunities

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Support Detroit Small Businesses Virtually on Cyber Monday

November 19, 2021

The year 2020 has been marked with challenges and silver linings. Today, we’re going to take a look at some ways to spread joy and love this holiday season.  After shopping and supporting small businesses in Downtown Detroit and the Business Improvement Zone (BIZ), continue by going virtual with your support on Cyber Monday! Gift Card for fine Detroit Wine from House of Pure Vin, 1433 Woodward Avenue Holiday Gift Bundles from Bird Bee, 1228 Griswold Street Cozy sweatshirts from Detroit Is The New Black, 1430 Woodward Avenue  + explore their Marketplace Partners, including alienina, twelfth & VIV, and boubi Skin.  Pamper your loved ones with a gift card from Woodhouse Day Spa, 1447 Woodward Avenue Spoil your furry friends with unique treats and toys from City Bark, 1222 Griswold Street BONUS: All Things Fulfillment Center  

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Group hires Block by Block to clean up downtown Detroit

April 2, 2015

The civic group Downtown Detroit Partnership has hired a national urban revitalization firm, Block by Block, to run its downtown ambassadors and cleanup program. Block by Block, based in Louisville, Ky., takes over from Goodwill Industries, which has supplied workers for the partnership’s Clean Downtown program since its inception following Super Bowl XL in 2006. The firm already provides similar services in Grand Rapids and Toledo as well as about 75 other U.S. cities. Eric Larson, CEO of the nonprofit partnership, said Goodwill will continue to provide workers for the program. In an announcement Wednesday, the partnership said the $1.8-million Downtown Clean Ambassador program will deploy a team of uniformed “ambassadors” throughout downtown daily to clean and serve as information resources for downtown businesses, residents and visitors.

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Survey Says: Metro Detroiters Love Downtown Detroit

February 24, 2015

Survey says: Metro Detroiters love downtown Downtown Detroit Partnership survey sets new benchmarks for progress  DETROIT, Mich., February 24, 2015 – Downtown Detroit received rave reviews in a recent survey of people who live, work and play here, according to a survey by Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP). While these findings were overwhelmingly positive, the survey also shows that we have a few things to work on such as better parking and transit options. The survey, taken by 4,685 people, focused on seven key areas: safety, cleanliness, parking, walkability and biking, transit, and living downtown. DDP will be conducting this survey annually and it will serve as a benchmark to measure progress going forward and shape the strategic direction for our city. Among the findings: 96 percent of the participants say Detroit has a lot of potential and is important to the region 91 percent agree downtown is improving each year 94 percent of Downtown Detroit residents say they would recommend living downtown 92 percent say Detroit is a place they like to bring visitors. The top three favorite downtown destinations included Campus Martius, Comerica Park and Detroit RiverWalk “We had broad and diverse participation, four times more people took the…

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December 10, 2014

“Showcase D’Holidays” enters its final two weeks with newly featured restaurants and musical headliners; holiday shopping continues at Somerset Collection CityLoft  DETROIT, Mich., December 8, 2014 – Returning to Detroit as part of Quicken Loans Season of Winter Magic presented by Detroit 300 Conservancy, “WJR’s 49th Annual Christmas Sing” will be held this Friday, December 12 at Campus Martius Park. Other holiday festivities continue with the first annual “Showcase D’Holidays” bringing newly featured restaurants and musical headliners for two more weekends along with shopping at Somerset Collection CityLoft, ice skating at The Rink, horse-drawn carriage rides and street performers. “WJR’s 49th Annual Christmas Sing” celebrates Christmas in the City with Christmas storiesand a caroling sing-a-long hosted by WJR’s Paul W. Smith and Santa! It all happens in the Showcase D’Holidays tent starting at 5 p.m. with a live broadcast on Talk 760 WJR of a Special Edition: “Opportunity Detroit” hosted by Paul W. Smith, Mitch Albom and Steven Piazza. Caroling follows    from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. This free event sponsored by DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan offers          fun for all ages. Entering its last two weeks, “Showcase D’Holidays” brings new offerings of featured restaurants and musical acts adding to…

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