Midtown and Henry Ford

Did you know that you can buy Detroit-themed housewares, accessories and paper goods at City Bird? And RUN Detroit is just across the street, offering everything you’ll need to be more active in the city.

There’s also Go! Sy Thai that just opened in the new Auburn building, or Midtown’s long-time fixture Traffic Jam and Snug.

Filled with unique shops and restaurants, Midtown Detroit has a lot to offer that you may not necessarily find in your hometown.

Being a patron of Midtown’s booming businesses is equally important as being an investor or a small business owner to sustaining the success and growth of the neighborhood.

But for those with little time during the workday to shop or those whose hometown is outside of the city, it may not be easy to find an opportunity to frequent the restaurants, shops and businesses in Midtown.

Sue Mosey, President of Midtown Detroit, Inc., is working to change that with an exciting new pilot program at Henry Ford Hospital that we hope to launch within the next year.

The pilot “Midtown Concierge” program will make it even easier for employees, patients and visitors to take advantage of services, foods and goods available in Midtown.

Sue hopes to make it possible for you to either go online or potentially visit a concierge located in the hospital, where you can quickly view daily deals and be connected to services such as car repair or doggie daycare, or have lunch brought to your office.

The goal of the pilot program is to make Midtown businesses more accessible without any added charge to the customer.

Watch the above video, the third in our Midtown “webisode,” to learn more about Sue’s idea to pilot a Midtown concierge program at our hospital, and to see some of the neighborhood’s new shops and restaurants.

Take a look at what’s coming in terms of new restaurants and shops on Cass, Woodward, Alexandrine, Second and other blocks near Wayne State, in this write-up via Crain’s Detroit Business and Deadline Detroit: http://bit.ly/15zk553


Looking for home goods? Stop by City Bird’s sister store, Nest, on Canfield in Midtown.

Tell me: Do you already frequent Midtown businesses? What are some of your favorite shops and restaurants in Midtown…and would you frequent these businesses more regularly if a concierge program were available to you? Share your comments below.

Tune in Tuesday, to see the final video in our Midtown webisode: “Future of Midtown.”

Watch the first two videos in the Midtown webisode series here.

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4 thoughts on “Midtown and Henry Ford

  1. A directory listing of addresses and a map of the locations of these businesses would be nice.

  2. I would absolutely love to participate in a pilot concierge program. Some other places I love in Midtown are The Peacock Room (fashion/apparel), Grace of India (Indian cuisine), and I cannot wait for Cafe con Leche to open a second location in New Center!

  3. I took a couple of friends to Midtown on Tuesday…had lunch at Seva…and browsed the shops….great way to spend a fall day.

  4. It’s great to learn more about what is happening in Midtown from this blog! Is there a good map that shows how to get to Midtown from HF Hospital – Macomb, HF Hospital- Detroit, and from OFP? I would like to try out the recommended restaurants, but am not sure how to get to them.

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