Billions of dollars in development have happened along the Woodward Corridor in recent years and Downtown is at the epicenter of it all. Unoccupied buildings & vacant land have been traded for new residential and commercial projects. For the first time in decades, construction cranes are a common sight. It was only a matter of time before retailers made their mark.
Metro-Detroit based Moosejaw was one of the first to get the party started. In 2012, the outdoor recreational apparel store opened what was supposed to be a temporary pop up shop — That store remains open to this day, and was joined by a second storefront in 2015. High end clothing retailer John Varvatos, named after the famous native Detroiter and designer, opened up on Woodward in 2015. Since then it's been joined by other retail heavy hitters such as Kit and Ace and most recently Nike. Those stores will be joined in 2017 by an Under Armor factory store as well as Warby Parker, makers of fashionable and affordable glasses.
Ready to see this neighborhood upclose? Experience what Downtown has to offer firsthand with a free walking tour on Friday, December 2nd from 5:30pm-7:30pm.