The Place Place Gastro Pub at 336 Main St in downtown Plymouth is getting ready to open. The old 336 Main has been with us for some time and now it’s being revitalized into the the Park Place Gastro Pub. Walking by today, here’s their new look… and here’s a link to their facebook page.
It’s festival time again – this weekend it’s Downtown Northville’s turn with the Northville Heritage Festival celebrating the rich history and small town charm of historic Northville. The Parade kicks off at 6:30pm on Friday and it’s the highlight of the Festival and well worth seeing (if you aren’t already in it). Besides, who doesn’t love a parade? Activities for all ages will be taking place until Sunday afternoon.
It’s that time of year again! The kids are back in school and the smell of barbeque smoke drifts through downtown Plymouth as the annual Fall Festival is here. September 8-10, 2017 will be non-stop pancakes, spaghetti, and barbeque chicken along with carnival rides for all ages, midway games, concerts, and attractions for everyone.
Downtown streets are closed off and for one weekend, downtown Plymouth is transformed into a local fair with all the pre-requisites. I have to admit, this is one of my personal favorites of all the festivals that happen in Plymouth – good fun for the whole family and another great reason the area continues to thrive. For more information, go to: http://www.plymouthfallfestival.com/
It’s mid-summer and we now have data for the first six months of 2017! Our markets of Plymouth and Northville, both City and Township, remain strong and steady. The charts are fairly self-explanatory and locals know how intense the market is around us. The City of Plymouth continues to increase in value as the downtown area flourishes with busy shops, restaurants, and events. The City of Northville has also seen significant increases in value while the number of new listings remains low across the region. The Townships of both Plymouth and Northville have also shown steady price increases in addition to growing new development activity – especially in Northville Township. The lack of inventory as shown below illustrates that in an area where there is limited opportunity for new development, the price of existing homes will appreciate in a strong market.
The Northville Art House shines a spotlight on the imagination, art, talent and cultural diversity of artists throughout the region when the annual Arts and Acts Festival returns for the sixth consecutive year June 16-18 in historic downtown Northville. The Festival includes the 29th annual juried fine art show Art in the Sun, featuring over 70 talented artists; the Sandbox Play Festival produced by Tipping Point Theatre; the Short on Words Literary Contest; musical entertainment featuring some of metro Detroit’s top musicians; Children’s Activities; the Northville Art House Chalk Festival; our new Young Artist Juried Art Fair; and a large variety of festival food and drink.
Friday, June 16: 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 17: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 18: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Main and Center Streets, downtown Northville, Michigan
It’s an exciting time for Plymouth with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) of Detroit establishing programs at the Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex (PARC). This morning, we met with representatives from the College and discussed their plans going forward. With the support of the Margaret Dunning Foundation, CCS plans to provide pre-college, college credit, continuing education, and other art and design related programs within the PARC facility. CCS is one of the world’s premier art and design institutions with an especially well regarded Transportation Design program with graduates working in automotive design studios around the world.
Look for more information about CCS programs at the PARC over the next few months including at Art in the Park.
The old Saxton’s site at the corner of Ann Arbor Trail and Deer could see redevelopment very soon. Currently being employed primarily as a parking lot, there are now 3 proposals being considered to redevelop the site into low rise residential, retail, and parking. To learn more about the plans and proposals, you can see the presentations by clicking on the following link: