Block Party at Briggs Houze

September 20, 2016 / BY / IN Blog, Event Management

Date: September 8, 2016

Location: Briggs Houze, Detroit, MI

Participants: 300+

Description: Barbat Holdings, and its subsidiary, Houze Living, hosted a Block Party to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest development, Briggs Houze, in Detroit, MI on September 8, 2016.

Briggs Houze, a historical landmark, formerly known as the Briggs Hotel, is a beautiful building that holds classic charm befitting its historical heritage. The redevelopment includes 95,000 square feet and 118 fully updated luxury apartments, and the building is located in Grand Circus Park, a historical district that spans along the corner of Adams St. and Park St. in Downtown Detroit.

Over 300 guests attended, including media representatives from DBusiness, Crain’s Detroit Business, Detroit News, and PBS. Guests enjoyed food and beverages from Rub BBQ and Cork & Rye, music from The Incredibles Band, TapSnap, and tours of the building. The formal program included remarks from Dave Ebner of E & Q Partners (on behalf of Barbat Holdings), Rodrick Miller, CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, State Representative Klint Kesto, and Detroit Councilwoman, Janee Ayers.

“We are excited to breathe life into this historic site, now known as Briggs Houze.  Houze Living is proud to make an investment in Detroit and we are pleased to open our doors to the community. The Central Business District needs more developments to feed the demand and we are excited to make our contribution in the revitalization of Detroit,” said Ebner.

Supporting partners of Houze Living also in attendance include: dPOP! Culture, Brand Barr, Rocket Fiber, Steward Media and Wilson Sarkis Films.

About Houze Living
Houze Living LLC has teamed up with Detroit’s renowned interior design firm dPOP! Culture and together are working to further its vision of devising a quintessential downtown-style interior into the Houze Living communities.

Living spaces feature studios, one and two bedroom units, and penthouse suites with downtown views. Amenities include an Internet café rec room, in room laundry, full security detail, concierge services, bicycle rooms, entertainment and many eateries within walking distance.

“Houze living was created to offer a unique living experience with consistent amenities, however, offering our tenants the option of choosing different design cultures and locations.  We want our tenants that live in our buildings and enjoy our services, to have options to live in our different buildings, however still enjoy the amenities and services that they have become accustomed too…” says developer Joe Barbat.

For more information, or to schedule an on-site tour, please call 313-818-3880 or email

Check out the Block Party featured in DBusiness!

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