The Detroit Institute of Music Education — DIME for short — is the first business to (publicly) claim space in the Gilbert-owned Bamlet Building. Keep in mind, the crumbling Bamlet Building was among Detroit's most dangerous in 2012. Just six months ago, we couldn't even be sure Dan Gilbert owned the place. To have a committed tenant is a landmark.
For now, DIME can be found at another Gilbert-owned building: 1520 Woodward. The former Lane Bryant Building still awaits tenants on four of its six floors, so much of the interior is in pretty raw shape. That seems to work well for DIME, which assembled a temporary stage/admissions office in what used to be a gloomy space.