DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Work Begins on Hazel Park’s First ‘Cargotecture’ Home

Excerpt: Those driving down East Shevlin Avenue in recent days may have spotted four industrial shipping containers stacked like Legos next to a home. What they might not have realized is that the containers, themselves, will one day become a home — the first of its kind in Hazel...

Pontiac’s PMD Automotive, Hansen Engine Corp. of Minnesota Establish Alliance to Boost New Technology

The goal of the PMD Automotive-Hansen Engine alliance is a variable displacement supercharger and engine control system to Chevrolet Cameros equipped with the GM 3.6-liter, V-6 engine. Photo courtesy of PMD Automotive Pontiac automotive design company PMD Automotive has formed an alliance with Minnesota’s Hansen Engine Corp. with the goal...

Guernsey Farms Dairy is Getting $1 Million Makeover, Improving Restaurant, Adding Liquor

Excerpt: A Novi business is celebrating its 80th anniversary next year with a $1 million makeover. Guernsey Farms Dairy is planning a facelift to both the interior and exterior of their 28,000-square-foot facility that houses a restaurant, ice cream shop and milk processing plant located on three acres at 21300...

Bucharest Grill to Open in Royal Oak, Its First Location Outside Detroit

Excerpt: Bring on the oversized-shawarmas. Bucharest Grill has announced plans this week to open its first location outside of Detroit in nearby Royal Oak. The new spot will be strictly carry-out located in the Woodward Corner at 13 Mile, Bogdan Tarasov, Bucharest owner and founder, told The Detroit News. Read more.

Milford Welcomes Globally Inspired Neighborhood Coffeehouse

Milford celebrates the grand opening of Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea located at 525 N. Main Street in downtown Milford.The 1,700-square-foot café was set to open on Sunday, Dec. 8, and will offer a globally-inspired menu featuring premium coffees, teas, pastries and more. “I look forward to bringing Sweetwaters to the...

Warm Up to Winter with FireSide Hearth & Home

Excerpt: On a blustery winter night with the snow coming down, sitting in front of a fire is the perfect thing to do. A fireplace that’s well done sets a cozy ambiance in a home and turns an ordinary wall into a focal point. Read more.

Local Pomade Makers Set Up Shop in Ferndale

Excerpt: A local maker of small-batch, craft hair care products is moving out of the basement of a suburban coffee shop and into a storefront on Woodward Avenue in Ferndale. Though there are no plans for an official retail storefront for Ace High, the new space will allow the company...

Global Artisan Shop Finds a Home on the Edge of Downtown Clawson

Excerpt: After years of traveling and living abroad, Ojas Akolkar is ready to stay put — at least for a while. The Mumbai native and long-time Troy resident has spent years traveling the globe, even stopping long enough to live in a list of places that include China and Mexico. Over...

Troy’s Champion Home Builders, Grand Rapids’ Urbaneer Partner to Create Accessory Dwelling Units Line

Troy-based Champion Home Builders, a subsidiary of Skyline Champion Corp., and Urbaneer in Grand Rapids have entered into a development agreement to co-brand a new line of accessory dwelling units, or separate, small dwellings on properties with single-family homes. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The agreement also...

Detroit Eatz Builds New Fast Food Concept in Farmington

Excerpt: There’s a new concept in fast food moving into downtown Farmington, and it’s called Detroit Eatz. Here, you can certainly grab a burger and fries, but also half a spiral Dearborn Brand ham for tonight’s dinner guests, and maybe a pound or so of deli cheese and pastrami...

Novi’s Lineage Logistics Expands to Asian-Pacific Market with Acquisition of Australian Company

Novi’s Lineage Logistics Holdings, one of the world’s leading providers of temperature-controlled logistics solutions, has agreed to acquire Australia’s Emergent Cold. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquisition strengthens Lineage Logistics’ port presence in the United States, adding facilities in New Orleans, Houston, and Charleston, a newly constructed distribution center...

Roger Penske Acquires Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis 500

Bloomfield Township businessman and auto racing legend Roger Penske has acquired the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series, IMS Productions, and the Indianapolis 500, often referred to as the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Terms were not disclosed. Hulman & Co. and the Hulman family, which has owned the historic...