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Billybbrew
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Post Number: 153
Registered: 07-2005
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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 3:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm trying to find out where Belvedere Construction's original location on Livernois was located. Thank you.
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Barnesfoto
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Post Number: 1914
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hmm, they operated out of a house on W. Grand Blvd. North of Grand River for many years.
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Royaloakian
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There is a small building north of Outer Drive on the west side of Livernois. If you look on the top there is a faded black and white sign in the shape of a curved arrow that you can make out the words Belvedere on. I've seen it in the past few months and I assume it is still there,
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56packman
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Conrad, Heads will roll!
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The_rock
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Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 6:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When I did a little legal defense work for Belvedere Construction, their offices were on W.Grand Blvd.
Mr. Lezell was an interesting guy. He was concerned about lawsuits that alleged negligence on the part of his workers (whom he claimed were independent contractors) since his motto was "We Do Good Work".
I believe his original offices were on Livernois. He got sued by a former long-time employee in the late '90's that got a fair share of publicity around Detroit. I don't recall what the outcome was. We were not envolved in that one.
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Barnesfoto
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Post Number: 1930
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Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2006 - 10:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

on a drunken Saturday night spree twenty some years ago, one of my friends kidnapped Mr. Lezell's "valuable oil painting" which was really a kitchy photo on canvas of him at his desk. The idea of cutting off the ear and mailing to him with a ransom note was discussed, but ultimately the case generated too much publicity and the purloined portrait was quietly returned. The 'art heist" was over.

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