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Mike Hanley – A Farewell to Detroit

Mike Hanley has been with the Loft Of Merchants Row from the very beginning. It will be sad to see him go, but he must move on with the next chapter of his life. Congratulations on your retirement and safe travels to [...]
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The Neighborhood of Downtown Detroit

When you live at the Lofts of Merchants Row, year round sporting events are at your door step...check out a Detroit Tiger baseball game at Comerica Park or a football game at Ford Field.

Do you enjoy the arts? Monday could be a concert at the Fox Theater; Wednesday a play at The Gem; and Friday, a high-energy concert at the Fillmore Theater – your life will be energized and filled with excitement.

Feeling lucky? Try the odds at the Greektown, MGM or Motor City Casinos. Feeling Hungry? Try Detroit's Famous Lafeyette and American Coney Island restaurants, fine gourmet dining such as Coach Insignia or the Rattlesnake Club are only blocks from your new home.

  • The Lofts of Merchants Row is located on Woodward Avenue – in the heart of the Campus Martius Development in Downtown Detroit.
  • Merchants Row is one block from the Compuware Global Headquarters and the Hard Rock Café.
  • Campus Martius Park is located just down the street to make walking your dog, recreational activities and exercise convenient and minutes away.
  • Merchants Row is less than one mile from MGM and Greektown casinos – the ultimate entertainment experience with luxury hotels, casinos, signature restaurants, rejuvenating spa, first class entertainment and the hottest nightlife in the city.

Shop & Score Big: Everyone Wins on Small Business Saturday in Detroit!

I am not a shopper. Believe me. I grew up with ‘a shopper’—an elite shopper—so I know shoppers. Shoppers enjoy the sheer experience of shopping: going to the store, being in a store, going from store to store. It’s like a safari for them: an adventure from start to finish. Shoppers also derive pleasure from [...]


Six Reasons to Be Thankful for Living in Downtown Detroit!

Why only six? Because it is my sixth Thanksgiving Day living in my Downtown Detroit Loft. And because, when you live right Downtown, planning for a great Thanksgiving Day is so easy, it doesn’t even take 10 steps! (Seriously, it takes more effort to open a box of Stove Top Stuffing, get out the [...]


‘Doors at Seven…': How to Spend an Incredible Day—and Night—in Detroit!

I was recently asked by a friend, ‘How would you spend the day in Detroit?’ Ironically, because I live here, this isn’t a question I get to consider very often. You see, while there are more things than I can count that I love to do, I get to do them when I feel like doing them. But because there are some [...]