Discuss Detroit Archives - Beginning January 2006 Book Cadillac News?? Previous Next
Top of pageBottom of page

Waynestudent82
Member
Username: Waynestudent82

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.40.126.181
Posted on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 8:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey everyone, long time lurker here... I was just wondering if the closing date of the Book Cadillac had been pushed back? I seem to remember that they specified a new closing date of March 2006... anyone know anything??? TIA
Top of pageBottom of page

Aiw
Member
Username: Aiw

Post Number: 5405
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.228.67.25
Posted on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 9:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As far as I know, still finalizing the last few details.

Hopefully soon.
Top of pageBottom of page

Sfdet
Member
Username: Sfdet

Post Number: 76
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 71.146.86.49
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 2:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

wayne,the projected closing date of march 2006 was detroit speak. translation: march 2009. but i hope they prove me wrong.
Top of pageBottom of page

Broken_main
Member
Username: Broken_main

Post Number: 983
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.222.11.226
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 3:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wonder if it will ever happen???
Top of pageBottom of page

Hamtramck_steve
Member
Username: Hamtramck_steve

Post Number: 2804
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.209.164.236
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 7:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The paperwork is getting the final once-over by a tax guru to make sure all the i's are dotted and t's crossed.
Top of pageBottom of page

E_hemingway
Member
Username: E_hemingway

Post Number: 525
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.42.176.123
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 7:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hope so. I really want to see that project happen. That would be the BIG construction project in downtown this summer once, and if, it goes forward.
Top of pageBottom of page

Mind_field
Member
Username: Mind_field

Post Number: 521
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 209.240.205.61
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 10:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"The paperwork is getting the final once-over by a tax guru"

Well Brian BETTER not mess up this Book Cadillac deal.

But seriously, can you imagine a Washington Blvd. anchored by Rock Financial on the north, Cobo on the south and the four star (i'm guessing) Westin Book Cadillac in the middle. Talk about a transformation.
Top of pageBottom of page

Bobj
Member
Username: Bobj

Post Number: 589
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 65.221.183.120
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 10:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is what Washington Blvd needs and that whole area could use a boost - maybe it would lead to some interest in the old Freep bldg.
Top of pageBottom of page

Broken_main
Member
Username: Broken_main

Post Number: 989
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.222.11.226
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 11:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is Brian involved with this??? Is he the tax Guru???
Top of pageBottom of page

Mind_field
Member
Username: Mind_field

Post Number: 522
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 209.240.205.61
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 11:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

^duh, have you been living under a rock?
Top of pageBottom of page

Broken_main
Member
Username: Broken_main

Post Number: 990
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.222.11.226
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 11:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No...I just don't know who he is.

In other words, what does Brian have to do with the Book. Those were questions. This is a forum. And i was just desiring answers.

It's little remarks like yours that often sway the way a thread on this forum which ususally leads others to say something stupid and it gets the entire thread off the original topic.

By the way, i stay in a house, not under a rock.
Top of pageBottom of page

Jt1
Member
Username: Jt1

Post Number: 7016
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 198.208.251.24
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 11:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

B_M - Brian has beena consistent vocal critic of the project and pretty confident in the fact that it will never come to fruition because it is not economically feasible for any company to do it, even with all of the tax credits.

Brian is also a big critic of CoD money or tax credits being used to spur development downtown.
Top of pageBottom of page

Broken_main
Member
Username: Broken_main

Post Number: 992
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.222.11.226
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you Jt 1

I appreciate it. i don't get to much into the politics of these projects, as you can see. Just trying to add my say whenever I can.
Top of pageBottom of page

Hamtramck_steve
Member
Username: Hamtramck_steve

Post Number: 2808
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 136.181.195.65
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Brian's knowledge about how various tax programs work has also been shown to be somewhat...deficient many times in the past.

Are there no other longtimers here to laugh at this?

(Message edited by Hamtramck Steve on March 20, 2006)
Top of pageBottom of page

Jt1
Member
Username: Jt1

Post Number: 7017
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 198.208.251.24
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I guess I should amend my first post. I do not know if Brian is a vocal critic but he is a critic on this board.
Top of pageBottom of page

Rustic
Member
Username: Rustic

Post Number: 2221
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 130.132.177.245
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

plus who knows ... in real life Brian may very well be a tax guru going over the plan ... ya never know ...
Top of pageBottom of page

Darwinism
Member
Username: Darwinism

Post Number: 437
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.215.30.34
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This thread is not about Brian - it is about the Book-Cadillac project. Let's get back to the topic.
Top of pageBottom of page

Rustic
Member
Username: Rustic

Post Number: 2223
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 130.132.177.245
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

on another thread someone wanted to know what "Skipper's Rule" meant ...
Top of pageBottom of page

Mind_field
Member
Username: Mind_field

Post Number: 523
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 209.240.205.61
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

B_M, as you can tell by now my post #521 was gross sarcasm, as was my "duh" post...didn't mean to offend you, you're a good guy. Actually it's more my fault since you are a relative newcomer and haven't witnessed numerous Book Cadillac threads devolve into a bitchfest over the tax structure of the deal.

Anyway, the end of March is only 11 days away, hopefully there will be NO MORE DELAYS. At this point, Detroit and Wayne County need all the positive press and new development that they can get. The news has been overly negative lately from the economy, to the zoo, crime and political corruption.
Top of pageBottom of page

Rustic
Member
Username: Rustic

Post Number: 2224
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 130.132.177.245
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Brian: "Beware the ides of March."
Skulker: "He is a dreamer; let us leave him."

:o
Top of pageBottom of page

Broken_main
Member
Username: Broken_main

Post Number: 993
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.222.11.226
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Forgive me all, I guess i am partially responsible for this sway. I just asked a question and it lead to this.

I really hope this project gets moving because it will be beneficial for the entire Washington Blvd corridor.
Top of pageBottom of page

Funkycarrie
Member
Username: Funkycarrie

Post Number: 194
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 69.208.32.222
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It'd be great to see the BC breathe life back into Washington Blvd. once again...I hope this FINALLY goes through.
Top of pageBottom of page

Goat
Member
Username: Goat

Post Number: 8282
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 67.71.59.243
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 1:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ham_steve, I remember...but I try not to. : )
Top of pageBottom of page

Llyn
Member
Username: Llyn

Post Number: 1469
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 68.61.197.206
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 2:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

By the way, welcome to Waynestudent82. There'll be laughter, there'll be tears, there'll be temptations to smash your monitor. And there's social events (see Detroit Connections).

I would have said "socializing" but I was afraid Karl would interpret that as "socialism".
:-)

HammSteve, I thought it was funny!
Top of pageBottom of page

Supersport
Member
Username: Supersport

Post Number: 9948
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.118.137.226
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 4:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I heard it's coming down.
Top of pageBottom of page

Waynestudent82
Member
Username: Waynestudent82

Post Number: 2
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.40.126.181
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 5:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks alot everybody... im kind of proud of the fact that my first post has gotten 25 replies...
Im just a huge fan of the building and this site
Top of pageBottom of page

Matt
Member
Username: Matt

Post Number: 1013
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 24.221.73.42
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 5:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You won't be a fan of this site once people start yelling at you to do a search or to spell/grammar check your post. :P
Top of pageBottom of page

Dalangdon
Member
Username: Dalangdon

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 66.54.213.11
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 8:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm a long time lurker to this site. Glad to hear that the B/C project is coming along, and a quality brand will be managing it. Ironically enough, Sheraton and Westin are the same company now (Starwood) so it's sort of a case of "deja vu all over again". Hopefully, Westin will be able to have as long a run as Sheraton did, and will be able to undo some of the damage Sheraton inflicted.
Top of pageBottom of page

Gmich99
Member
Username: Gmich99

Post Number: 52
Registered: 11-2005
Posted From: 65.29.97.102
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 9:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Matt

So true! Its a hate love relationship here, but I keep coming back so I must love it slightly more than I hate.
Top of pageBottom of page

Andyguard73
Member
Username: Andyguard73

Post Number: 15
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 141.209.33.147
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 9:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I seem to remember stumbling across a book-cadillac website. Not the one by the friends of book-cadillac, but one from the developer. I know I've found others for rehabed Detroit land marks like the Guardian. Does anyone know if there is a book site or am I just imagining it? If there is one would you post the link?
Top of pageBottom of page

The_aram
Member
Username: The_aram

Post Number: 4728
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 141.213.175.233
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 10:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Who can forget how these threads used to turn into Skulker and Brian trading posts numbering into the tens of paragraphs EACH?

One bitter person going after another, page after page after page... And that was before Skulker declared war on the FOBC.
Top of pageBottom of page

Jt1
Member
Username: Jt1

Post Number: 7021
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.19.22.207
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 10:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

All he wanted was the list of 100 buildings.
Top of pageBottom of page

Marcnbyr
Member
Username: Marcnbyr

Post Number: 638
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.43.13.13
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 10:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So he could personally knock them all down under the cover of nightfall. As we all know, Skulker hates buildings. We should all be glad that said list was never produced for him, it would only be the start of his madness; who knows how many buildings would fall to the wrath of Skulker?
Top of pageBottom of page

Aiw
Member
Username: Aiw

Post Number: 5411
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.228.67.25
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 11:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No one hates buildings like Skulker.
Top of pageBottom of page

Gumby
Member
Username: Gumby

Post Number: 958
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.60.143.186
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 11:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I once heard that skulker took down a skyscraper with one swing of a sledgehammer.
Top of pageBottom of page

Gumby
Member
Username: Gumby

Post Number: 959
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.60.143.186
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 11:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Also, I once saw skulker scissor kick Angela Lansbury.
Top of pageBottom of page

Matt_the_deuce
Member
Username: Matt_the_deuce

Post Number: 577
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.14.248.252
Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 4:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I once heard that while riding on a motorbike, Skulker opened his mouth and accidentally swallowed a building.

Add Your Message Here
Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.