http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...luding-at-cobo They've been sooooooooooooooooo successful that they're putting 4 city clocks, based off of the design of their new pocket watches. The first will be installed at Cobo Center before March 9th, the rest are yet to be unveiled. But, who cares, right? :p:rolleyes:
It's just a basic fluff article on Duggan. But even though it doesn't mention Bing's name there's some pretty damning facts in there.
Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger took the elevator to the 11th floor of Detroit’s city hall last week. But instead of turning into emergency manager Kevyn Orr’s office, as he’d done before, he walked into the mayor’s office — for the first time ever.
That is just mind boggling to me.
If he really is able coax the scrap bill, and maybe money for the RTA/premature births that would make him a more persuasive leader at the state level than the governor.
When I visited Detroit back in the mid -80s, we often went to Greektown for dinner and I remember it as a very nice area. At the time I was told that it was one of the safest areas in Detroit, as it was controlled by a Greek "mafia" that basically let it be know the "Don't commit any crimes in our area or else..."
Is there any truth in that? I was skeptical back the and I never really heard of it since. Read another post about greektown and it brought back memories...
In the spirit of St. Patty's day FREE tickets to the Irish-inspired "Heartbeat of Home" are being offered to established and new* members of DetroitYES for shows on Mar. 18, 19 and 20 at fabulous Fisher Theater in the Detroit's architectural gem, the Fisher Building.
As a gesture of appreciation for all your informative postings, a long-time friend and fan of DetroitYES at the Fisher Theater has generously donated these tickets to us. All you have do is tell us when, how many and enjoy.
About the show:
Created by the Producers and Director of Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home is a music and dance spectacular featuring the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance. The world-class cast of thirty-nine includes a ten-piece band creating a new and electrifying sound written by award-winning, Golden-Globe-nominated, composer Brian Byrne. The show employs high-definition, cutting-edge projection technology and has an engaging narrative structure. With world-class dancers from Ireland, USA, Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, Mexico and Spain and choreography by David Bolger, the production creates a dreamworld of joyous, heart-stopping, high-energy music and dance. http://www.broadwayindetroit.com/engine.cfm?i=182#
DetroitYES forum name [As always we protect your anonymity! No need to reveal your real names to get the free tix.]
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Your preferred date - chose from the following:
Tuesday March 18 - 730 PM
Wednesday March 19 - 730 PM
Thursday March 20 - 1 PM Matinee
Number of Tickets you want. Up to 4 per member may be requested!
Deadline for requesting:
No later than Monday morning March 17 10AM.
Picking up your Ticket[s]:
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Dominic Cristini, former owner of Detroitís old Packard Plant, has threatened to hold up redevelopment efforts for the desolate site unless new owner Fernando Palazuelo pays him money for a piece of the land that Cristini says he still technically owns.
As well, Cristini, 54, claims Wayne County botched the foreclosure of the plant site last year and believes he could make a claim of ownership over most of the parcels that make up the 40-acre site. In a face-to-face meeting last week, Cristini told Palazuelo that for a price he would drop his claims.
Cristiniís adviser, David Wax, said there are others who also can lay claim to some of the parcels, but he would not provide their identities or say how many.
What better sign of spring than to see the guys from Motor City Pedicab getting in shape rolling up Cass Ave. in Detroit? Time to put this worst winter ever in the rear view mirror! Do I hear an Amen?
Want to get really high? Then happy hour at Coach Insignia on the 73rd floor of Detroit's Renaissance Center is the place. The string of pearls in the distance is created by the lights of the Ambassador Bridge between Canada and the USA.