Quicken Chooses Detroit Yesterday’s Detroit News reported that Quicken Loans has chosen to move its headquarters to Detroit:
The move, pending yearlong studies of the former Hudson’s site on Woodward and vacant Statler Hotel site, would consolidate at least 4,000 employees in the new Quicken headquarters from sites in Livonia and other suburbs. It also would turbocharge a revival of downtown led by General Motors Corp., Compuware Corp., Ilitch Holdings Inc., new casinos and a vibrant entertainment district.
A Capital Wine Experience
Worldly Wine Venues Add Class and Cachet to Mid-Michigan Social Networks from Lansing Area Capital Gains takes a look at the social impact of wine in the Lansing area. With information on the Greater Lansing Vintners Club (Michigan’s largest wine club and perhaps the nation’s oldest), the Grand River Connection professional networking group and Burgdorf’s Winery of Haslett and others, this is well worth a read!
A Photo from Downriver
The photo is the detroit river by artsy T. She says that this photo is for all of those Detroiters who are down-river haters. She has a few more shots of Wyandotte and says that she likes the city for its art galleries and upbeat attitude. There’s several more photos from Wyandotte in the Absolute Michigan pool!
A Letter from Downstream
Regular readers are aware that Absolute Michigan is pretty firmly opposed to sulfide mining on the shores of the Great Lakes. Another person who is very strongly opposed to this risky and polluting form of chemical mining is the amazingly talented Daisy May Erlewine. She has written a song called A Letter from Downstream that has been coupled with photos to form a very cool presentation. Click over to look, listen and learn!
Wikipedia’s entry for Wyandotte says that it was incorporated as a city in 1867 on the location of the of the Huron tribe known as the Wyandot, part of the nation. It was from here in 1763 that Chief Pontiac plotted his attack on Detroit (detailed history from the Wyandotte Historical Museum). Today, the city of Wyandotte has a population of around 26,000. Every July, they hold the Wyandotte Street Art Fair. More links at Absolute Michigan keyword Wyandotte. Over on Michigan in Pictures, there’s a feature titled Wyandotte shipbuilding, the Fitzgerald brothers and the launch of the Little Fitz that you should check out too!