DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Auburn Hills’ Henniges Automotive to open technical and innovation center in Czech Republic

Excerpt:  Auburn Hills-based Henniges Automotive, a global supplier of sealing and anti-vibration systems, will open a new technical and innovation center in the Czech Republic next year it says will strengthen its R&D in the region. Read more. 

Troy’s Protean Electric joins effort to produce in-wheel motors for intelligent connected vehicles

Excerpt:  Troy-based Protean Electric Ltd. has joined two international companies to develop and manufacture in-wheel motors for the next generation of intelligent connected vehicles. Read more. 

English Gardens acquires Plymouth nursery

We're pleased to announce that we are opening a new store March 1, 2019. English Gardens has acquired Plymouth Nursery, 9900 Ann Arbor Rd W, Plymouth, Michigan. The announcement was made jointly by John Darin, president of English Gardens, and Jeff Jones, owner of Plymouth Nursery. This marks our sixth location in the...

Yard House to offer beer, modern American dining experience in Troy

Excerpt:  Yard House, a restaurant and bar featuring more than two miles of beer lines and more than 100 made-from-scratch menu items, opened in Troy on Monday, Dec. 17. “We’re so happy to be opening a Yard House in this wonderful city,” says Nathan Scheffler, general manager of the Troy location. “We learned early...

Local brewery expands in downtown Pontiac

Exferimentation Brewing Co. recently announced an expansion of its Saginaw Street brewery and tasting room, adding an additional 1,000 sq. ft. to its footprint. With ten more taps and additional seating options, the second tasting room is ideal for overflow seating on weekends or for customers looking for a more...

Located in Southfield, internet service provider grows throughout state

The Southfield-based internet service provider 123Net continues its rapid pace of expansion. Its business-exclusive Fiber Network is expanding throughout the southeastern Michigan communities of Dearborn, Ferndale, Warren, Oak Park, Auburn Hills, Troy, Novi, Wixom, and Milford. According to the company, its list of "On-Net" buildings has grown to 760 buildings since...

DoubleTree by Hilton opens new luxury hotel in Bloomfield Hills

Excerpt:  Metro Detroit’s newest luxury hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton that was redeveloped from the former Kingsley Inn, greeted its first public guests just in time for the holiday season. The property has undergone a complete, multi-year renovation. Read more. 

State OKs brownfield plan for development on former Hazel Park Raceway land

Excerpt:  The state has approved a brownfield plan for a developer to build a massive light-industrial building on part of the former Hazel Park Raceway property, which officials say will bring hundreds of jobs to the city. Ashley Capital bought the 95-acre site near 10 Mile Road and Dequindre after the...

ZEISS to build new state-of-the-art facility in the Detroit metro area

With the official groundbreaking, ZEISS has started the construction of a new modern site outside of Detroit. The new facility for the Industrial Quality and Research (IQR) segment of ZEISS, represented in the USA by Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, LLC, will consolidate four existing Michigan facilities into one location and provide room for business growth. It will...

Royal Oak Way now open

The City of Royal Oak celebrated the grand opening of Royal Oak Way, also known as The ROW, at a Small Business Saturday with Santa event on Nov. 24. The new public alley with decorative paving is part of the Downtown Development Authority’s plan to make downtown alleyways more...

Lyudviga Couture opens store in Downtown Birmingham

Excerpt:  Nearly 20 years ago, Lyudviga Shneyders stepped off the plane from Crimea with nothing but $200 in her pocket. Today, she’s a fashion maven and owner of Lyudviga Couture in Birmingham, providing only the best fabrics, original styles and singular customer service. Read more. 

Lineage Logistics in Novi expands to Great Britain with acquisition of UK-based Yearsley Group

Excerpt:  Lineage Logistics Holdings in Novi, a global leader in providing temperature-controlled supply chain solutions, announced it has acquired Yearsley Group Limited, a large temperature-controlled logistics service provider and frozen food distributor in the UK. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read more.