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Capitol Park is the center of downtown's most dense residential neighborhood, surrounded by cafes and unique retail offerings, enhanced with beautiful greenery and comfortable seating.  

Responding to the transformation of the neighborhood to residential, Capitol Park will be redeveloped with a planned 2018 reopening. The intimate Capitol Park will become a premiere downtown space in a historically significant and iconic district. Once home to Michigan’s first State Capitol Building, the park carries forward important stories of Detroit’s past.

Surrounding Capitol Park are significant buildings designed by famous architects such as Albert Kahn (the Griswold Building) and John Donaldson (the David Stott Building).

Capitol Park is on the national registry of historic places and connects the city’s past with the future.


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June 16, 2017

Beacon Park will open downtown July 20-23rd

By Robin Runyan 

The Grand Opening weekend July 20-23 will have live music (including Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Thornetta Davis, plus indie band Lord Huron), a beer garden, fitness activities, a family day, a night market, a gospel brunch, light activations, and a screening of “Back to the Future” with a Delorean for photo ops.

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May 09, 2017

Big Rock Chophouse owners to run restaurant in Beacon Park

Detroit Free Press by Mark Kurlyandchik

Another world-class park is coming to downtown Detroit, along with a flagship restaurant and culinary operator.

For the previously announced park at Cass and Grand River, DTE Energy has partnered with Norm and Bonnie LePage, restaurateurs whose purview includes Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills and Big Rock Chophouse and Griffin Claw Brewing Co. in Birmingham.

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May 01, 2017

The Fountain Detroit Returns for 2nd Season at Campus Martius Park

The park’s seasonal shipping container restaurant that premiered last year and quickly became very popular will reopen for the season again this year!  Featuring casual open-air dining, this urban beach-side full-service restaurant and bar offers a variety of frozen drinks, specialty cocktails, and craft beer, plus its own creative spin on grilled paninis, burgers, salads, and appetizers.  

Starting on May 2nd, Fountain Detroit is open through October 2017: 

Mon - Wed 11am to 10pm
Thur 11am to 11pm
Fri - Sat 11am to 12am
Sunday 11am to 7pm

Menu and More info at www.fountaindetroit.com

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