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Rokk_krinn
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Post Number: 40
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.249.60.2
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 8:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Didn't there used to be a sales trailer at the old Sears site in Highland Park? I drove by yesterday and noticed the site seems completely vacant now. Did the re-development deal for condos and retail fall through? Any future plans?
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623kraw
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Post Number: 780
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.41.224.200
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 8:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's Sears in its 7th year as a fenced-off empty field:

Sears Department Field
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Innercity_detroit
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Username: Innercity_detroit

Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 4.165.105.126
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 9:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The developers discovered that the site have contaminated soil,(do not ask me what was found in the soil) however the state dis-approved,and the developers had to leave the site.Maybe CNN should visit Dearborn to see if waste from the old Ford plant had anything to do with it.
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Danny
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Post Number: 3764
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 141.217.174.221
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 2:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Another empty promises from the G.R.E.E.D. Corps. Highland Park still remains exploited and all ghettotized since the 1960s.
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Gravitymachine
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Post Number: 891
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 198.208.159.20
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 2:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

isn't that where the old street car depot was?
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 868
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 63.41.8.99
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 5:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The DSR depot was behind it on Manchester. See the DSR thread, page? for some old aerial photos of it.

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/5/60222.html?1140714647
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Mrsjdaniels
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Post Number: 165
Registered: 08-2005
Posted From: 71.144.119.225
Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 6:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i wonder what the reason was...i just thought there was no interest. they've had this on the pipeline for atleast 5 years that i know of
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Robtruth
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 4.229.60.235
Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 3:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I grew up in Highland Park. Went to Sears many many times. As an adult I thought it ironic that with all the beat up property in HP, the Sears store right until the time of it's shuttering was the NUMBER ONE SELLER of paint in the entire Sears chain.

That store was to HP as was Hudson's to downtown Detroit; just in a smaller fashion.
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Neilr
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Post Number: 207
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.242.215.65
Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 9:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Robtruth, I remember a newspaper article about the time the closing of the Sears store was announced. The manager of the Sears store said that when people needed paint or a hammer, they came to the HP Sears; but when they wanted to go an a shopping spree and buy big-ticket items, they went to the Sears at Oakland Mall.
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Detroitman
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Post Number: 931
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 216.78.37.177
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 6:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's the latest on the plans for the Sears site redevelopment from today's Freep.

"HP Devco, Highland Park's development agency, has signed an agreement with Detroit-area developer Michael Curis to create about 40,000 square feet of retail shopping on the site of the former Sears, Roebuck and Co. store on Woodward Avenue. Construction is expected to start this summer.

Curis previously developed the Riverbend Plaza and Mack Alter Square retail projects on Detroit's east side. Known as the Shops at Woodward Place, the project will be anchored by Aldi Foods, an international chain of more than 5,000 grocers."
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20060316/BUS INESS07/603160514/1020/BUSINES S
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1953
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Post Number: 726
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 209.104.146.146
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 10:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Will it also be a sprawling, non-urban development like Model T Plaza?

(Message edited by 1953 on March 16, 2006)
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Mw2gs
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Post Number: 168
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 69.216.108.32
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 5:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh great....another fucking strip mall. Its really gonna be great to have more choices for our dollar store, coney island, check cashing, chinese food, insurance, and beauty supply needs.

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