DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Casa Pernoi in Downtown Birmingham Opens Tuesday, Replaces Fine Dining Pernoi Restaurant

Casa Pernoi, a casual Italian restaurant focusing on classic, scratch-made cuisine, will open on Tuesday, June 16. // Photo courtesy of Pernoi Casa Pernoi, a casual Italian restaurant focusing on classic, scratch-made cuisine, opened on June 16, at 310 E. Maple Rd. in downtown Birmingham. The restaurant, which originally opened...

Laser-assisted Diamond Cutting Tool Provider Receives $5.5M Investment from Beringea in Farmington Hills

Micro-LAM manufactures laser-assisted diamond cutting tool systems for CNC machining. // Photo courtesy of Micro-LAM Inc. Beringea in Farmington Hills, a global private equity firm providing growth capital to high-potential businesses, has led a $5.5 million Series B investment round in Michigan-based Micro-LAM Inc., which manufactures laser-assisted diamond cutting tool...

How Downtown Farmington Is ‘Slowly, Safely’ Reopening in Times of COVID-19

Excerpt: The process of slowly, safely re-opening up businesses in downtown Farmington has mirrored the gradual arrival of spring.We’ve had to be patient, but we’ve also reveled in each small sign of change.Like when Silver Dairy, Farmington’s iconic, seasonal ice cream stand, announced that it would open for drive-through...

Beyond Juice Coming to Downtown Milford This Summer

Excerpt: Smoothies and sandwiches are coming to downtown Milford later this year. Matthew Long, a White Lake Township resident, plans to bring a Beyond Juicery + Eatery to downtown Milford in the space formerly occupied by Uptown Threads, as well as the Milford Times, at 405 N. Main St. Read more.

Oxford Township Awarded $50,000 Grant for Safety Path Project

Oxford Township is pleased to announce that it is one of 73 organizations to be awarded a grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.Through the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds, the township received a $50,000 Design and Access grant to support the engineering design of a 5,500-foot...

Oakland and Macomb Counties Partner with Automation Alley to Support Manufacturers in Providing Critical PPE for Counties’ First Responders, Health Care Professionals and Citizens

Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and the World Economic Forum’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) for North America, is the recipient of a $10 million grant from Oakland County and $2 million grant from Macomb County to help each county’s manufacturing base purchase and implement Industry 4.0 technologies...

Guernsey Farms Dairy Shows Off Newly Renovated Novi Restaurant

Excerpt: Janis Priebe drove a long way just to get some Guernsey ice cream. The Bellaire resident who used to live in Novi made the drive from near Traverse City to celebrate her friend Linda Bendt Denlinger's birthday. They made a stop Thursday at the recently remodeled Guernsey Farms Dairy...

Penske Automotive Group Opens All U.S. Dealerships, Sales Outlook Improves

Crevier BMW in Santa Ana, Calif., is one of Penske Automotive Group’s 150 dealerships worldwide. // Photo courtesy of Penske Automotive Group Penske Automotive Group Inc., a diversified international transportation services company based in Bloomfield Township, today provided an operational update on its business, noting improvements in automotive retail business...

Bloomfield Hills’ TriMas Aerospace Partners with Swiss Firm to Launch Logistics Hub

TriMas Aerospace has partnered with Kuehne + Nagel to establish a European logistics hub in Luxembourg. // Image courtesy of TriMas Bloomfield Hills-based manufacturer TriMas Aerospace has announced a partnership with Switzerland-based logistics company Kuehne + Nagel to establish a European logistics hub in Contern, Luxembourg.The expansion is a result...

GM’s Mary Barra Sees U.S. Move to Electric Vehicles Taking Several Decades

GM CEO Mary Barra says it will take decades for EVs to become the majority mode of transportation in the U.S. The company is basing its current EV development on a joint battery program with Honda. // Photo courtesy of General Motors Co. General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra says...

Municipalities in Royal Oak, Clawson Rally to Bolster Businesses

Excerpt: Local governments intrinsically benefit when business is booming, and Oakland County, as well as the Royal Oak and Clawson downtown development authorities, are aiding the reopening process.On June 1, the state announced that retailers would be allowed to reopen without scheduling an appointment with customers June 4, and...

MoGo Bike Sharing Expands in Detroit, Southern Oakland County

Excerpt: The MoGo bicycle sharing system is expanding in Detroit and southern Oakland County. You’re going to see more bikes popping up, and the company is also working to keep riders safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19).Read more.