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Detroit news you can use & a gift card giveaway

Did you know Detroit just celebrated its 310th birthday this past Sunday? Antoine de le Moth Cadillac founded Detroit on July 24, 1701. The Detroit Historical Museum is commemorating the event with free admission and special programs through July 31st. Check out the full schedule.

Mayor Bing officially announced the Live Downtown program yesterday. The initiative is modeled after the popular Live Midtown program. Read more about it in the Detroit Free Press.

Somerset Collection CityLoft celebrates their grand opening this Thursday, July 28th. The upscale suburban mall will be bringing some of their retailers downtown in a pop up shop. The mini-versions of the shops will be open Thursday through Sunday through September. Somerset Collection City Lofts will be located at Merchants Row at 1441 Woodward.

Win a $50 gift card to spend at the CityLoft shops

The summer of giving continues! I have two $50 gift cards to give away to Detroit Moxie readers courtesy of Quicken Loans.

How to enter

Add a comment to this post with what shop you would most like to see in downtown Detroit. You must leave your email address when leaving the comment or you won’t be eligible. (Your email won’t be published; I just need to contact you if you win!)

For an additional entry, tweet the following:

I entered to win a $50 gift card to Somerset Collection CityLoft from @becksdavis & Detroit Moxie. #moxiecard

For the additional entry, you must have posted a comment.

The contest ends on Wednesday, July 27th at 11:59 p.m. The two winners will be selected at random using and will be announced on Thursday, July 28th.

So, what shop or retailer would you like to see in Detroit?

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What I would most like to see in downtown Detroit is a large computer and electronics retailer. I would prefer a CDW or MicroCenter. #geek

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDan Brennan

I'd love to see a national clothing retailer in the city, right along Wood(Web)ward ave.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDean P. Simmer

I'd love to see Meijer in the city. Groceries are a dire need, plus other retail products from a Michigan company.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBruce

I would love to see Crate & Barrel downtown - love that store!

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen S.

I think I would like to see a union restaurant that is non-profit or profit shared among employees. Something innovative in the typical restaurant business model. Colors is coming soon, but downtown would be even better for it.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterToka313

I would love to see a Target in the city!

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Borders. Err.......In all seriousness, a big-box hardware store would be very useful in the area near downtown. And Home Depot, to its credit, already has a presence in the city.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I would love to see a Loft store move Downtown!!! The Loft is one of my favorite stores, and I think it would be a great addition.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina Logan

I"d like to see either SEE Eyewear, a national clothing retailer or a high-end fabric store.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlori kempf

I would like to see a Meijer open downtown. It would be nice to see a Michigan retailer thrive in the city.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMax Muncey

I would like to see a Target downtown - there are so many times during the week that I need to stop for something that is carried at Target and there is not one on my way home.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCelia

A Trader Joes downtown would be alright with me.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLamar

I'd like to see an Apple Store somewhere in Midtown/Downtown.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Dahnke

I'd love to see a national or major regional chain grocery store: Kroger, Busch's, Plum Market, etc.

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllice

I would LOVE to see an arcade or computer gaming center downtown. Oh man!

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterprimesuspect

I would LOVE Trader Joes and Urban Outfitters!

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay M

I would love to see a storefront that has beautiful/creative/ever-changing window design. For example Anthropologie is a chain but still has gorgeous & unique displays.


July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlissa Shelton

I'd like to see Urban Outfitters downtown!

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrista

I, too, would love to see an apple store!

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrad

I'd love to see a Macy's downtown for my lunch time shopping fix!

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTina Kozak

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