Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tech firm moving into 1001 Woodward

Maybe you heard recently about the 1001 Woodward Building, which towers over Campus Martius Park and stands just across from the Compuware Building.

Then again, maybe you didn't, so allow me to repeat it.

1001 Woodward, the 25-story skyscraper that's sometimes referred to as the First Federal Building, will serve as the new home for New Jersey-based tech firm GalaxE.Solutions, which announced plans to expand its operation to downtown Detroit. Their plan is to staff 500 people in Detroit within five years, which (although I'm no expert) seems like a good thing.

Also of interest, see that little building at the bottom of the photo, the one with the blue awnings? That's the former home of Au Bon Pain right in Campus Martius. Au Bon Pain recently closed, but the building won't be empty long. Fountain Bistro at Campus Martius Park is set to open later this spring.