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Sknutson
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Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 1:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.modeldmedia.com/fea tures/hpguide.aspx

This article actually makes HP sound kinda nice. I love that craftsman style house.

The article says the development on the old Sears site is going forward - I thought that was stalled.

"A $6 million retail development on the former Sears site, called the Shops at Woodward Place, is expected to begin construction this summer. Aldi Foods, an international grocery chain, will anchor the 40,000 square feet retail center."

(Message edited by sknutson on May 16, 2006)
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Hamtramck_steve
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Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 2:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Aldi retail project is the new plan. You're thinking of the old plan, which Sears was demoed for. That one stalled and was scrapped.
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 4:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Removed somehow posted in wrong place.

(Message edited by Detroitplanner on May 16, 2006)
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Focusonthed
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Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 5:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What in the world?
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 6:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hopefully, the Shops won't be as far set back as Model T Plaza, which is just a ridiculous setback.
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Dougw
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Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 6:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Back to Highland Park... wasn't it mentioned on this forum sometime back that Highland Park was on the cover of Life Magazine as "Suburb of the Year" sometime in the late 40's or 50's? (Or Look Magazine or similar?) I've been googling for references to the date/issue but there are no references anywhere on the net about it.

While searching, I did run across this interesting tidbit from Time magazine in 1949...

http://www.time.com/time/archi ve/preview/0,10987,794796,00.h tml


quote:

May 23, 1949 In Detroit, after the suburb of Highland Park put up boundary signs saying, "You are now entering the city of lower taxes," the city council voted to put up counter-signs: "You are now leaving Detroit, where life is worth living."



Kind of hard to imagine this sort of tit-for-tat between the two cities these days.
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Eastsidedog
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Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 6:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

Hopefully, the Shops won't be as far set back as Model T Plaza, which is just a ridiculous setback.




Lmichigan, I agree. A Harbortown-style set back is ideal. I think that's why the shopping center by Chene on Jefferson has done so poorly (the one that used to have a Hollywood Video, next to the Staples site). It's got to be the worst shopping center ever. It's so bad I don't even remember the name of it. Of course parking in the rear would be even better.
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Ray
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Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 9:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought we agreed to spell it rediculous?
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 9:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol!
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Redetroit
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The shopping plaza will not be set back too far, and will incorporate an outlot to give it more street presence. The design will be very similar, in fact nicer than the Mack Alter Square Shopping Center on the east side of the city.
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Gistok
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Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 3:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow!!! Having an Aldi's "anchor" the development... that's about as exciting as having a dry cleaners anchor it!

Aldi's is a small low cost "food out of the carton" discount store. These can be found throughout Germany.
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Dougw
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Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 6:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What are you expecting? Highland Park is the poorest city in the country, more or less. I give them some points for anchoring the plaza with something different, as opposed to something obviously ghetto-oriented such as Food Basics, Food World, Dollar King, Food For a Dollar, etc.

Also, Aldi, being a European store, has a wide variety of hazelnut spreads. :-)
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 8:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree considering how incredibly impoverished HP is. ALDI's really is the more "upscale" of the lower-end stores, at least that's what I've found with the ones here in Lansing. The stores are always clean and well-stocked even if the products are often lower-end.
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Superduperman
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Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 9:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aldis has brands I've never heard of.....Captain & Tennille Fish Sticks?.........Rick James Salad Dressing?...Carly Simon Tampons?

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