Usain Bolt Opens Jamaican Restaurant in London

LONDON, England — Usain Bolt opened a new restaurant in the city of London. The retired eight-time Olympic gold medalist named the restaurant Tracks & Records — and celebrated its opening over the weekend. “For me, it’s all about the good food, which is the first thing, and then the music and the good vibe,”…

Brooklyn Johnny Partners with RCA Records, District 18 Entertainment

NEW YORK, New York — Music industry power player Brooklyn Johnny has entered into an exclusive partnership with RCA Records for a new joint venture label, District 18 Entertainment — a move that was announced earlier this month. “I’m looking forward to rapidly pushing the culture forward with this new venture,” said Brooklyn Johnny. “I’m…

Dan Gilbert selling Greektown Casino-Hotel for $1 billion

DETROIT, Michigan — Dan Gilbert announced that his JACK Entertainment LLC (“JACK Entertainment”) has entered into a contract to sell Greektown Casino-Hotel for $1 billion cash, pending regulatory approval. Under the terms of the agreements, Penn National will acquire the operating assets of Greektown for approximately $300.0 million, and VICI Properties will acquire the land…

Dan Gilbert to Moderate Coversation with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in Detroit

DETROIT, Michigan — The Detroit Economic Club will host a conversation on the world of Business & Basketball with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver at the MotorCity Casino Hotel on November 19th, 2018. Silver presides over a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, Women’s National Basketball Association,…

Head of JPMorgan Chase philanthropy in Detroit takes new Invest Detroit job

DETROIT, Michigan — After spending five years as the Head of JPMorgan Chase philanthropy in Detroit, Tosha Tabron, will take a new position with Invest Detroit Nov. 1. Tosha Tabron resigned from her job at Chase for the newly created role at the nonprofit community development financial institution Nov. 1. “She will be leading business…

Vipul Chawla Promoted to President of Pizza Hut International

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Yum! Brands, Inc. announced last week the promotion of Vipul Chawla, 50, to President of Pizza Hut International, reporting to Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer Greg Creed, effective December 3, 2018. Chawla, who currently serves as Managing Director of Pizza Hut Asia-Pacific, will assume responsibility for driving the brand strategy and performance…

Dangote Cement to earn $275 million in Niger Project

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote’s Dangote Cement group will bring in a reported $275 million for construction work on a cement plant in Keita, near Tahoua, in western Niger. The construction work is expected to last 26 months and will include the construction of a 100-megawatt coal power plant, according to the country’s…