Susan Selasky Detroit Free Press Published 9:00 AM EST Jan 14, 2019 Downtown Detroit's newest pizza place, Mootz Pizzeria and Bar, is expected to have a soft opening this week. Mootz — short for mozzarella — will serve authentic New York pizza with dine-in and carryout options. The restaurant is at 1230 Library St. and on the same block as Vincente’s Cuban Cuisine and 7 Greens Detroit Salad Co. It backs up to the trendy Belt alley and is also near downtown sports venues and the Detroit Opera House. It expects to be fully operational by late January and is planning a Jan. 28 grand opening. At Mootz, expect thin-crust pizzas with a few bubbles and dark spots. The slices are the kind you can fold and eat, a hallmark of New York-style pizza. The menu also includes spaghetti with meatballs larger than a golf ball. Expected to be especially popular is the pizza-by-the-slice counter, where workers will shout … [Read more...] about Mootz bringing New York-style pizza to downtown Detroit
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NEW YORK -- Thousands of hardy merrymakers, many in plastic ponchos, watched on Monday as the shimmering New Year's Eve ball was raised high above a rainy Times Square, hours ahead of its annual midnight descent, a New York City tradition for more than a century. This year, the Times Square Alliance, the business association that organizes the event, is paying a special tribute to press freedom as part of the festivities, after a year in which journalists have come under attack around the world, including in the United States. A minute before midnight, journalists, including from ABC News, NBC News, the Washington Post, Reuters and other outlets, will join Mayor Bill de Blasio in pushing the button to initiate the ball drop. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, whose news website has drawn the ire of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, will be among the select group of journalists, according to a Time Magazine report which she posted on her Twitter feed. Ressa is among the publication's "Persons … [Read more...] about Times Square ball drop in New York pays tribute to press freedom
Jessica Tyler, provided by Published 9:24 am PST, Friday, December 14, 2018 Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Starbucks opened a Reserve Roastery in New York on Friday. The new Starbucks Reserve Roastery is the fourth of its kind in the world and is completely unlike the typical Starbucks. The Roasteries are meant to be upscale, and they feature cocktail bars, bakeries, and unique elements. Here's what the New York store is like. Starbucks Reserve Roastery has arrived in New York, and it's unlike any other Starbucks in the city. The Roasteries — seen as competitors of more upscale coffee shops like Blue Bottle and Intelligentsia — typically include a high-end Princi bakery, full liquor bar, and lounge areas with fireplaces in addition to a more traditional coffee bar. The New York store has all of these elements, plus an additional coffee bar, spread across three floors and 23,000 square feet of space. The Roastery showcases specialty, small-lot … [Read more...] about Starbucks just opened a Reserve Roastery in New York that has a full cocktail bar and is almost 13 times the size of the average Starbucks. Here’s what it’s like to visit. (SBUX)
Landmark Theatres, the independent movie chain backed by Dallas billionaires Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner, was purchased by Cohen Media Group, giving the buyers a well-known cinema brand with high-profile locations in major markets like New York and Los Angeles. Cohen Media is acquiring a chain with 252 screens in 27 markets, according to a statement Tuesday. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Before the current auction, Cuban and his partner Todd Wagner previously sought to sell the theaters in 2011.The pair of investors, who acquired Landmark in 2003, are picking an opportune moment to exit. Industrywide, U.S. box-office sales are up 10 percent this year to almost $10.9 billion through last weekend, according to research firm Comscore Inc. The new owners plan to keep the management of Landmark, which is led by Chief Executive Officer Ted Mundorff.Landmark's theaters are known for art-house fare, and some high-end locations include coffee bars or lounges, setting them apart from the … [Read more...] about Movie theater chain backed by Mark Cuban, Todd Wagner sells to New York film company
Bob Bryan, provided by Published 9:58 am CST, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Evan Vucci/AP Images President Donald Trump stood by Saudi Arabia in a statement on Tuesday, despite the CIA reportedly concluding that Saudi crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Following the uproar over Khashoggi's disappearance, Trump tweeted that he had "no financial interests in Saudi Arabia." The Trump Organization does not have any buildings in Saudi Arabia, but his businesses have accepted large amounts of money from the Saudi government. For instance, Trump's hotel in New York City saw a huge financial boost from the visit of Crown Prince Mohammed in early 2018. Additionally, Trump has had ties to Saudi investors for over two decades. In a statement released Tuesday, President Donald Trump stood by Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite evidence that the crown prince ordered the killing of Saudi journalist … [Read more...] about Trump said he has ‘no financial interests in Saudi Arabia.’ But his businesses have made millions from the Saudi government, and the crown prince gave his New York City hotel a huge boost.