Welcome to New Center
Architecture, food, and art in a historic setting
Only four miles north of Downtown Detroit and centrally located within close proximity to several major roadways, New Center is at the cultural and historic heart of Detroit. This mixed residential and commercial neighborhood pays tribute to Detroit’s past through its architecture, museums, and art. Historically significant buildings and Victorian-style homes line the streets and stand in perfect unison alongside several local businesses founded for the Detroit of today and tomorrow.
New Center was developed in the 1920s as a business hub and halfway-point between downtown Detroit and the several factories located on the outer edges of town. General Motors called Cadillac Place in New Center home from 1923 to 1996 before relocating to downtown. Prior to it becoming a division of General Motors, Fisher Body was headquartered in the iconic Fisher Building
. Present-day, New Center is a vibrant residential community and has seen tremendous growth over the recent years.
What to Love
- New Center is less than five miles away from downtown and located between several major freeways, including M-10, Woodward Avenue, and Interstates 75 and 94.
- New Center is at the historic heart of Detroit with many major office buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- A healthy mix of residential and commercial space has allowed homes to be within walking distance from boutiques, restaurants, bars, live music venues, and art galleries.
Historic icons are at the center of everyday life in New Center. The Fisher Building
is a reminder of Detroit's past and a beacon for the promising future. Also known as Detroit's largest art object, The Fisher Building is a 441-foot tall masterpiece of marble, brass, and mosaics housing boutiques, a bakery and coffee shop, a salon, and Fisher Theater
. In the summertime, movies are played in New Center Park, and fairs take place throughout the year.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
In addition to office space, the Fisher Building is home to many well-loved eateries and shops. Stylish pieces can be selected and brought back to your closet from Mature
, a sleek, high-end men's boutique. Ladies can find similar polished and modern styles inspired by the city of Detroit at YAMA
. Gifts, home decor, jewelry, and more can be found at The Peacock Room
, a local Detroit favorite for 10 years with multiple locations around town. The best way to round out a shopping day at the Fisher Building is a stop-in at Stella Good Coffee
. In addition to their coffee and espresso beverages, most patrons can't resist grabbing one of the freshly-baked cookies.
Beyond the Fisher Building, food from all corners of the world can be tried just steps away from home. Cuisine Restaurant
, a modern European establishment, is run by chef and owner Paul Grosz, who trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Located inside of a restored and historic bungalow, favorite dishes include beef tenderloin and short rib dumplings. More casual fare can be found not far down the street at City Wings. Much more than your typical wing joint, City Wings
only uses Amish farm-raised chickens and organic ingredients to create their 17 house-made rubs.
Things To Do
The iconic Fisher Building
houses the Fisher Theater
. Re-designed in 1961, this storied theater hosts Broadway shows. Well-known shows at the Fisher Theater include Hamilton, Rent, Pretty Woman, Hairspray, and The Lion King. New Center Park is open to the public for summer film viewings every Wednesday and Friday from June through August. On the Fourth of July weekend, New Center holds the Comerica TasteFest, the largest food and music festival in the region.
New Center is home to some of the most unique educational opportunities within Detroit. A few of these include: