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Darwinism
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Username: Darwinism

Post Number: 291
Registered: 06-2005
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 12:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The former Montgomery Ward on Michigan Ave. in Dearborn had been vacant for a while. The location is diagonally across from the Arab American National Museum by the corner of Michigan/Schaefer.

The last I heard, the city of Dearborn was planning to purchase the property and then open it up for proposals of a mixed-use development. Does anybody have any new info. regarding the progress ?
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Rugbyman
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Post Number: 27
Registered: 06-2005
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 1:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The plan is to turn it into a superblock a la the Jacobson's site and the block next to it on the west side. I wouldn't get too excited about it too quickly though- both of those projects were years in the making. If memory serves, the site where Starbucks and Mongo are now was just a vacant lot for close to a decade. To make matters worse, I think that the city has yet to even put out a call for development plans. Dearborn isn't exactly the fastest when it comes to development turnaround times.
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The_aram
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Post Number: 4595
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2005 - 1:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I drove by it last night and saw that the interior lights were on. Seemed kind of odd. Is that normal?

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