What’s New…

New Attractions

Little Ceasars Arena, the new home to the Detroit Red Wings (NHL) and Detroit Pistons (NBA), is scheduled to open in summer 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.

Flint Institute of Arts will open a new Contemporary Craft Wing in 2017 that will include space for artists to work and stadium-style seating for visitors to observe the creative process.

The Port of Ludington Maritime Museum is scheduled to open in June 2017 in Ludington. Located in the former U.S. Coast Guard Station, the museum will entertain, enlighten and instruct through diverse, family-friendly interactive exhibits.

 

Accommodation:

Detroit:

The Foundation Hotel in downtown Detroit is due to open in 2017. The $28 million project draws on the Motor-City’s unparalleled past while proactively moving the city to its next incarnation as a national cultural, business, and artistic touch-point.

Grand Rapids:

Hilton Garden Inn at Grand Rapids Airport will open in May 2017. The hotel features 144 rooms and a detached sports bar. The highlight is the Michigan shaped swimming pool for guests to take a dip in during their stay.

New Streetcar in Detroit

The new QLine streetcar will be completed in spring 2017. This is the first streetcar in Detroit and will link the Detroit People Mover, the railway station and the famous Woodward corridor.

 

New Shopping

Bay City: Albert’s General Store, GiGi’s Boutique & Design, Half Mile Handmade

Detroit: Mama Coo’s Boutique, Detroit is the New Black, Shinola Outlet

Frankenmuth: Cherry Republic, Cass Street Décor

Grand Haven: Patricia’s Chocolate

Grand Rapids: Carvers: Grand Rapids Finest Meats, Mokaya,

Holland: Cherry Republic, Making Waves, The Shops at Westshore

Lansing: Capital Loop Gifts

Ludington: Biercamp Market

Saginaw: The Gallery: Art for Saginaw

 

New Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries

Charlotte: Charlotte Brewing Company

Detroit: Eastern Market Brewing Co.

Grand Ledge: BrickHaven Brewing Company

Grand Rapids: East West Brewing Company, Fountain Hill Brewery, Bier Distillery, Gray Skies Distillery, The Peoples Cider Co.

Holland: Great Legs Winery Brewery Distillery

Kalamazoo: The Distant Whistle Brewhouse

Lansing: Ozone’s Brewhouse

Lowell: Painted Turtle Hard Cider

Ludington: Ludington Bay Brewing Company

Marquette: Barrel & Beam Brewery

Menominee: Yooper Winery

Muskegon: 18th Amendment Spirits Co.

South Haven: Three Blondes Brewing Company

Traverse City: Mari Vineyards Winery, Rove Estate, Taproot Cider House

 

New to Eat and Drink

Alpena: Olde Owl Tavern & Grille

Ann Arbor: Avalon Bakery & Café, Literati Coffee, Mikette, Miss Kim, Siri’s BBQ and Cigar Lounge, The Session Room

Detroit: Maru Sushi, Parc, SavannahBlue

Flint: Blondie’s Food & Spirit, Mo Pete’s Sports Retreat

Grand Haven: Grand Finale Desserts & Pastries (storefront now open), The Toasted Pickle

Grand Rapids: That Early Bird, Social Kitchen and Bar, Squibb Coffee Bar, The Søvengård

Harbor Springs: Pierson’s Grille and Spirits

Holland: Brew Merchant

Kalamazoo: Fuze Kitchen & Bar, Hop Cat Kalamazoo

Lansing/East Lansing: EnVie, For Crêpe Sake, Gigi’s Cupcakes, The Grid Arcade and Bar, Punk Taco

Mt. Pleasant: Adelaide’s Bistro

Petoskey: Beards Brewery (moving to a new location and now serving food)

Sault Ste. Marie – Superior Café

Traverse City: Alliance, Gaijin, Sparks BBQ, The West End Tavern, Thai Kitchen, White on Rice