olympia entertainment http://michiganradio.org en Plan to transform downtown Detroit released http://michiganradio.org/post/plan-transform-downtown-detroit-released <p>Downtown Detroit could undergo a major transformation under <a href="http://districtdetroit.com/">a development plan</a> unveiled today.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The organization that owns the Detroit Red Wings says it wants to transform the northern part of downtown Detroit into a sports/entertainment/retail and residential destination.</p><p></p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:50:53 +0000 Steve Carmody 18445 at http://michiganradio.org Plan to transform downtown Detroit released Detroit City Council approves lease deal that closes the book on Joe Louis Arena http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-city-council-approves-lease-deal-closes-book-joe-louis-arena <p>With a 5-4 vote, the Detroit City Council has <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140331/METRO01/303310079/Detroit-City-Council-narrowly-approves-new-arena-lease-deal">narrowly approved a controversial lease deal</a> for the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.</p><p>The lease is retroactive to 2010, and runs through 2015. It has five one-year extension options.</p><p>The deal will cover the Wings’ remaining playing days at the Joe. The city has already cleared the way for the team’s owners to build a new, $450-million arena complex elsewhere in Detroit.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 17052 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit City Council approves lease deal that closes the book on Joe Louis Arena Detroit gets a new sports and entertainment district, but not without controversy http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-gets-new-sports-and-entertainment-district-not-without-controversy <p>The Detroit City Council has approved a major land deal to create a new hockey arena and entertainment district.</p><p>The Council<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20140204/NEWS01/302040024/Detroit-council-votes-today-on-arena-deal-Ilitches-to-get-land-for-1"> transferred all city-owned land within the 45-block entertainment district’s borders</a> to Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority Tuesday – for just $1.</p><p>That Authority will manage the mega-development, along with Olympia Development of Michigan.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 16308 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit gets a new sports and entertainment district, but not without controversy Proposed new Red Wings arena, entertainment district clear more hurdles http://michiganradio.org/post/proposed-new-red-wings-arena-entertainment-district-clear-more-hurdles <p>A proposed new hockey arena and entertainment district in Detroit has cleared more hurdles.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131220/BIZ/312200069/Detroit-City-Council-approves-financing-Red-Wings-arena-district?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">Detroit City Council voted Friday</a> on two measures that will allow the $650 million project to move forward.</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 01:17:44 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 15794 at http://michiganradio.org Proposed new Red Wings arena, entertainment district clear more hurdles Ilitch company proposes $650 million hockey arena, entertainment complex http://michiganradio.org/post/ilitch-company-proposes-650-million-hockey-arena-entertainment-complex <p>The Detroit Red Wings could have a new home if Mike Ilitch’s Olympia Development Company gets its way.</p><p>Officials from the company spoke to state lawmakers today, outlining a new $650 million complex in Downtown Detroit featuring shopping, apartments, offices and entertainment -- and a new home for the Red Wings.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:06:31 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10210 at http://michiganradio.org Ilitch company proposes $650 million hockey arena, entertainment complex Detroit tests one solution to car crimes: a street parking ban http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-tests-one-solution-car-crimes-street-parking-ban <p>Detroit Police say car break-ins are up in the city&rsquo;s entertainment district.&nbsp;So they&rsquo;re trying a new approach to prevent crime: banning street parking in the area.</p><p>A lot of people&mdash;Detroit Police won&rsquo;t yet say how many&mdash;got their cars towed last weekend as a result of the parking ban.</p><p>Police officially&nbsp;issued the ban&nbsp;late on Friday:</p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 23:15:41 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5809 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit tests one solution to car crimes: a street parking ban