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Aiw
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Post Number: 5517
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 65.92.102.75
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 8:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, April just flew by! Here is today's then and now P.D.J.
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Mauser765
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Post Number: 764
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 4.229.51.33
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 9:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wowsers - thats amazing. Like a big vacuum cleaner just swept through there.
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1953
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Post Number: 779
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 209.104.146.146
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 10:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

...and what is the plan for those vacant parcels?
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56packman
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Post Number: 231
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 129.9.163.105
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 10:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, made lotsa room for folks to go live in a van down by the river.
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Saruthma
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Post Number: 43
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 68.60.160.65
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 12:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I love the dangling power line in the second photo that used to span the road to the building that's now torn down.
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Ddaydave
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Post Number: 400
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 67.149.185.244
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 12:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sicking photo I used to frequent those bars in that area it was a booming area and Dennis archer and the casinos decided to destroy it ..
I spent many nights at franklin street brewery ,the sardine club ,soup kitchen saloon, woodbridge tavern
There were also many fine older buildings that still had businesses running in them that were also shut down.
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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 381
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 65.42.23.2
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 12:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It does seem extra vacant down there these days. That is prime real estate for a worthy developer. Is there any kind of construction freeze or anything like that keeping business from developing in that area?
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Jimelnino
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Post Number: 417
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 68.250.43.213
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 12:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Didn't you guys get the memo? Demolition = progress, DUH!!

:-P
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Ndavies
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Post Number: 1772
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 129.9.163.105
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 12:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is part of the east riverfront redevelopment. They have already gone out for RFP's on 4 of the parcels in that area. Two have already been awarded. Expect to see more RFP's as these initial projects progress.
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Supersport
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Post Number: 10015
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.118.137.226
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 1:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some prime parking with a great view!
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Eastsidedog
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Post Number: 302
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.20.140.8
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 2:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

Sicking photo I used to frequent those bars in that area it was a booming area and Dennis archer and the casinos decided to destroy it ..
I spent many nights at franklin street brewery ,the sardine club ,soup kitchen saloon, woodbridge tavern
There were also many fine older buildings that still had businesses running in them that were also shut down.




Ddaydave, I've heard this as well from many folks. It's too bad I never had had a chance to check the area out. I've also heard that the Greektown mafia wanted the area leveled to eliminate competition. It was a very walkable bar hopping scene down there from what I've heard. What a tradgedy. :-(
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3760
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 5:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Would make a huge ocean liner terminal for the new Detroit tourism market.

All in Detroit used Red Brick, Cozumel Norte.
Bye bye Windsor, Detroit is baaak.

So where did all the brick go?

jjaba.
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Livedog2
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Post Number: 184
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 24.223.133.177
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 5:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What street is that Andrew?

Livedog2
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Viziondetroit
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Post Number: 408
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 65.42.23.2
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 5:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That is Franklin street
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Ddaydave
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Post Number: 401
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 67.149.185.244
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 6:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Eastsidedog I heard a little different version on that I heard mike ilitch and some of the theater district had a lot to do with that .
that was around the time the area around the fox was being rejuvanated and comerica park coming.
and what I also heard was when the casinos didn`t move there much of that property went into a lot of the high ranking city official wifes names at dirt cheap prices.
I don`t know how much is true and how much is folklore but thats how I heard it ..Dave
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Goat
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Post Number: 8373
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 67.71.56.144
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 6:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mike Ilitch is also the Nain Rouge...geesh, I don't like the guy either but he is not the goulish creature who lives under your bed.
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220hendrie1910
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Post Number: 19
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 64.26.148.249
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 7:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Conservation aside, the new Franklin Street looks a lot less dangerous.

Without a "real storied past" like some industrial/warehouse districts have dredged up, this one might have been meaningful only to those who "knew it when".

Though I'm an outsider in this forum, the logic is the same in mine and many other old cities.

Syllogizing in Ottawa.
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Livedog2
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Post Number: 191
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 24.223.133.177
Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2006 - 11:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the info, Viziondetroit!

carrot

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