Plans unveiled for new Little Caesars headquarters building

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A new nine-story building with a unique exterior made up of 14-foot-tall, pizza slice-shaped glass sections will highlight an expanded Little Caesars headquarters in Detroit.

The pizza chain and Olympia Development of Michigan announced updated plans Wednesday for the Little Caesars Global Resource Center.

Little Caesars says the expanded headquarters campus will allow 700 jobs to be brought to Detroit.

A groundbreaking is planned this summer on the building, which will be located at the corner of Columbia Street and Woodward Avenue in The District Detroit, which is across from Comerica Park, the home of the Detroit Tigers, and near Little Caesars Arena, the new home of the Detroit Red Wings that's under construction. The building appears in the renderings to be in between the Fox Theatre and the Fisher Theatre, which is currently just empty land with some parking. 

Mike and Marian Ilitch co-founded Little Caesars in 1959 and bought the Red Wings in 1982. Mike Ilitch bought the Tigers in 1992.

The Little Caesars Global Resource Center will have an impressive formed-glass exterior. each 14-foot tall, pizza slice shape of formed-glass pays homage to the company's signature product. The distinct shape of glass, in combination with the height of each formed-glass unit, makes the building facade the first of its kind in the world.

Additional features of the Little Caesars Global Resource Center will include:

  • Work cafe, pantries, collaborative workspaces and informal meeting rooms
  • Two-story lobby connected to a new Welcome Center
  • Glass-covered, open air terrace
  • Screening room and 425-seat training room
  • Fitness center
  • Retail and dining