ICYMI: GM to Relocate Headquarters and Other Top Stories

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GM to Move Headquarters From RenCen to Hudson’s Site Building

General Motors is relocating its Detroit headquarters to Bedrock’s Hudson’s Site building from the Renaissance Center. The RenCen has been GM’s world headquarters since it purchased the complex in 1996. The hope is that the building will be used to house commercial, residential, and mixed-use space.

How Metro Detroit is Celebrating the NFL Draft

The highly anticipated 2024 NFL Draft is being held in downtown Detroit from April 25-27. This event is expected to be one of Detroit’s largest in years, as free admission typically draws hundreds of thousands of visitors. The Draft gives the city an exciting opportunity to show its spirit and pride through events, giveaways, installations and more. Here are a few to look out for. 

Detroit Photographer Vuhlandes Diagnosed With Leukemia

Detroit-raised photographer Vuhlandes posted a YouTube video on April 1 explaining how he began to experience unusual back and stomach pains while fasting for Ramadan that eventually led to the diagnosis. A GoFundMe has been set up to help with his medical expenses.

Inside Park 600’s New Spring-Summer Menu

Not only are Detroiters enjoying warmer weather, sprouting flowers, and a great Tigers’ season this spring, but also updated seasonal restaurant menus, like the new spring-summer menu at Park 600. Located inside the Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester, Park 600 invited Hour Detroit and others to their spring-summer menu sneak preview, which became available on April 16. This is what we thought of it.

How Carhartt is Embracing Eco-Friendly Initiatives

Gretchen R. Valade, the granddaughter of Carhartt heiress Gretchen Carhartt Valade, is helping to reduce textile waste and greenhouse gas emissions by giving consumers an opportunity to keep their Carhartt apparel in their closets and out of landfills. Find out how.

Somerset Collection Brings Luxury Locker Room to Detroit for NFL Draft

Somerset Collection is rolling out the green carpet for the NFL Draft, opening the Luxury Locker Room with more than 25 brands for locals and visitors to explore. To make this possible, the Luxury Locker Room is partnering with The Detroit Shoppe, a non-profit store that celebrates the people, places, and products of the city.

Fredi the PizzaMan and Born in Detroit Collaborate on Apparel Line for Autism Awareness Month

The Fredi the PizzaMan Foundation is collaborating with Born In Detroit to launch an exclusive apparel line for Autism Awareness throughout Michigan. The collaborative apparel is now available online for a limited time, through April 22. The clothing line features a variety of options for adults and children including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, long-sleeved crewnecks, and an exclusive apron.

Chef JJ Johnson Creates New Culinary Program at Blue Llama Jazz Club

Chef JJ Johnson, a James Beard award-winning cookbook author, TV host, and restaurateur will take on the role of Creative Culinary Director at Ann Arbor’s Blue Llama Jazz Club this month to develop a culinary program based on the club’s dynamic jazz performances. The menu will bring the spirit and flavors of American jazz meccas like Harlem and New Orleans and reflect the roots of the rotating jazz performers and their styles.

Detroit’s Movement Festival Announces 2024 Stages and Showcases

Movement Music Festival, one of the longest-running dance music events in the world, has announced that more than 115 acts will perform across six stages during the 2024 event, which is returning to Hart Plaza this Memorial Day weekend.

Strike “Gold” by Visiting Oro Restaurant This May

Those looking for a new California-inspired restaurant should look no further than Oro at the corner of 22 Mile and Romeo Plank Roads.  The restaurant, led by Executive Chefs Gabriella and Michael Baldwin, will feature cuisine inspired by Latin-American flavors and laid-back California culture, but what makes Oro most unique is its nod to skateboard culture.

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