Restoration of Detroit’s Fisher Building enters next phase: Here’s what’s next
February 10th, 2020
The next phase of restoration efforts will get underway this week at Detroit’s historic Fisher Building. Over the next four weeks, scaffolding will be installed around the iconic building’s exterior to allow a team to survey the Fisher’s façade. Over a four-month period, workers will examine the Fisher’s 325,000 square feet of exterior marble in order to survey the building and collect data to establish a plan to make necessary repairs, according to a release.Open Article
Hair. Is The Newest Salon in New Center
September 12th, 2019
The Fisher building is home to a bunch of fashion-related retail spots, including The Peacock Room, Vera Jane, Yama, tailor William and Bonnie and on the more casual side, Pure Detroit. That’s kind of true to its roots, as back in the day, the three story lobby of the Fisher was kind of the Somerset Mall of its day, full of shops.Open Article
Fisher Building owners refinance loan for $36M to continue preservation efforts
July 25th, 2019
The owners of the Fisher Building have closed on a major loan refinancing to continue much-needed maintenance and preservation efforts on the historic Art Deco building in New Center. Planned work includes restoring the brass entrance doors, modernizing three elevators, renovating public bathrooms, and constructing a new conference center. The owners say the loan will also allow them to pay off all prior debt.Open Article
The historic Fisher Building is a Detroit treasure
July 25th, 2019
If you’ve never explored the Fisher Building, make sure to put it on your list! This 1928 landmark skyscraper is a Detroit treasure. As always, we’d love to hear from you on places we should be checking out in your neighborhood. You can email your suggestions to Explore@You can also watch the entire video series on streaming devices including Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.
Civil rights struggle comes to life with Fisher Building art exhibit
September 12th, 2018
If you haven’t been to the Fisher Building lately, the installation of “Olayami Dabls: Absorb, Reflect, Transmit” gives you a great reason to revisit the storied Art Deco skyscraper.
Nineteen paper cut-out “paintings” by artist Dabls documenting key moments in the civil rights movement from 1955-1965 have been scanned and blown up huge, completely filling the illuminated glass vitrines that line the ground floor of the Fisher arcade.Open Article
Fisher building to get new tenant: United Way for Southeastern Michigan
August 17th, 2018
Facing rising costs of downtown Detroit office space, United Way for Southeastern Michigan announced it is moving its corporate office from the First National Building in downtown Detroit to the historic Fisher building in New Center.Open Article
Mapping the developments in the works in and around New Center
April 26th, 2018
One neighborhood that will change dramatically over the next few years is New Center. Anchored by the Fisher Building, new construction and renovations are well underway in the neighborhood and surrounding areas. While plenty of redevelopment is still happening in Midtown, the momentum seems to be shifting just north into this centralized neighborhood.Open Article
In Energized Detroit, Savoring an Architectural Legacy
March 26th, 2018
From the Fisher Building to Belle Isle (and beyond), the works of the renowned Albert Kahn endure. Here’s how to see them.Open Article
New York’s City Bakery now serving its famous hot chocolate in Detroit’s Fisher Building
January 30th, 2018
On Monday, City Bakery opened its first U.S. location outside of New York in the Fisher Building. In New York it has several venues under the City Bakery name and Birdbath Neighborhood Green Bakery. It also has a location in Japan.Open Article
8.5 Fabulous Reasons To Shop At The Stunning Fisher Building
December 13th, 2017
Whenever my brother comes into town from Denver I will take him to one (or two) of my favorites places in the city.
This visit I decided to take him to the Fisher Building in New Center.