Where to Eat and Drink for a Night at Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre

The summer season is winding down, but there’s still time to catch an end-of-summer concert at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre. Detroiters are getting vaccinated and restaurants, and cafes and dessert houses are brimming to the rim with selections to get to know that special someone over a dining or drinking experience.
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Detroit casinos net $113.8 million in revenue in August

Detroit's three casinos netted more than $113.8 million in revenue in August, the Michigan Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday. Table games and slots at MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino Hotel and Greektown Casino collectively generated $112.17 million in revenue, while retail sports betting brought in $1.65 million, according to the state agency.
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Construction starts on Greektown's first new housing in decades

Officials gathered Monday to celebrate the start of construction on a $64.6 million mixed-use project in Greektown that will bring new housing to the area for the first time in several decades. Construction is underway for the Exchange on Gratiot at Brush, a 16-story, 166,000-square-foot building on the half-acre site...
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Detroit casinos report $113.82 million monthly aggregate revenue in August

Detroit casinos report $113.82 million monthly aggregate revenue in August. Detroit, September 14, 2021 - The three Detroit casinos in August reported $113.82 million in monthly aggregate revenue. Table games and slots generated $112.17 million in revenue, and retail sports betting produced $1.65 million. The August market shares were:. MGM,...

Charm City’s Greek Accents

Baltimore’s Greektown faces the future. By Michael Kaminer. This is the new face of Baltimore’s Greektown: Oldham Crossing, a luxury townhouse development, opened last year on the site of a vacant warehouse in the neighborhood’s heart. Greektown “has been rediscovered of late for its proximity to major commuter thoroughfares and to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus,” one news story reported.

Construction Starts on Greektown’s First Residential Tower

Construction has started on Greektown’s upcoming first residential tower. According to Crain’s, work at the location of the 16-story Gratiot and Brush project called “The eXchange” started several weeks ago and is slated to finish in spring 2023. The project is projected to bring 153 residential rental units and 12...

Work starts on Greektown tower to bring residential twist to party district

Construction is underway at what is to be Greektown's first residential tower, and a groundbreaking ceremony is set for mid-month. Crain's reports work at the site of the 16-story Gratiot and Brush project dubbed "The eXchange" began several weeks ago and is expected to wrap up in spring 2023 — a slightly slower timeline than announced last year.

Greektown Chicago Remains a Very Special Greek Place (Pics)

CHICAGO, IL – With so many next generation individuals coming into their own within all the present day Greektown Chicago establishments, it is heat-warming to see so much drive and determination from each of them on keeping the Greek culture and traditions continuing. It's been a tough year on everyone, but the Greektown restaurants and shops put on another successful festival, their 31st this past weekend. Enough can't be said for all the Greektown staff, vendors, event management individuals, city officials and police officers!

About the Town in September

September has always been an exciting time in Chicago, when the social and cultural life reawakens after the languid days of summer. Many venues and institutions have been closed since early last year, so the re-openings and season openings are even more than ever welcome. The kicker is that as of August 20 masks are required in indoor public spaces, and the League of Chicago Theatres has said that in addition to the mask mandate, patrons will be required to show proof of vaccination to attend in-person events. “The show must go on,” as they say, so wearing a mask and showing proof of vaccination seem a small price to pay to keep Chicago’s restaurants, entertainment and cultural institutions open and available. I hope you agree.

Detroit police try another angle to keeping Greektown under control

DETROIT (FOX 2) - Greektown has been a hotbed of problems for the city of Detroit and the police department is trying another angle to keep things under control while also, hopefully, keeping people out of jail. On Friday, spokespersons from the Detroit Police Department said they're taking a new...
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Cop filmed in Greektown brawl hours after graduating quits

Detroit — A suspended police officer who was awaiting a termination hearing after he was filmed last week brawling in Greektown within hours of graduating from the police academy has quit the force as police officials seek felony charges against him. Mohamad Salameh was scheduled for a Tuesday hearing to...