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DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ en Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:26:18 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ <![CDATA[Anyone else notice the increase in commerical "For Sale or Lease" signs?]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21144-Anyone-else-notice-the-increase-in-commerical-quot-For-Sale-or-Lease-quot-signs&goto=newpost Mon, 08 Feb 2016 03:30:17 GMT
The last 6 months or so I have noticed a dramatic increase in the number of "For sale or lease" signs here in the far Western suburbs. In some places around the Wixom and Novi area it appears as if every other building has one. It's even more noticeable than during the housing crash! The only difference now is that there are still tons of new buildings going up in the empty lots in between.

I don't claim to be very knowledgeable about commercial real estate or real estate in general, but I have to question the future of these projects given the already high vacancy rates.

Does anyone have a clue as to what is going on? Developers trying to beat the possible rise in interest rates? Too much money out there looking for returns? Some kind of demand I'm just not aware of? It just doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me why all these developments are still rolling forward given the obviously high vacancy rates in the area.
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Ave. of Fashion Rehab http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21143-Ave-of-Fashion-Rehab&goto=newpost Sun, 07 Feb 2016 03:13:12 GMT
I saw this in Crain's Detroit. A little bit of investment outside the city core is always nice to see. I am to young to never have seen the Ave. of fashion in it's hey day. Was it just full of boutiques? What was it like and would you be able to compare it to something else? Have a good evening and I hope the link works.

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Hamtramck Street Names - Were They Changed? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21142-Hamtramck-Street-Names-Were-They-Changed&goto=newpost Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:30:54 GMT
You guys are the authority on all things Detroit history so I thought I'd ask you first.

I was looking up my Dad's records on the 1930 Census and I can't find the street he lived on: Dublin. According to the census records, it's in the same census area as Whalen and Cashmere.

Does anyone know the new name of this street, or where it's located? Or perhaps I'm missing something? Thanks!
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Bernie met Hillary http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21141-Bernie-met-Hillary&goto=newpost Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:09:38 GMT
It's getting almost interesting to see these two debate!


Clinton's realism makes her seem timid. She needs to find some passion.

From article:

Bernie is an impractical dreamer. Hillary has been bought by Wall Street. In a nutshell, that’s what each side says about the other as they campaign in New Hampshire, and those were the arguments they sharpened in their debate ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

The result is a foregone conclusion: Bernie Sanders will clobber Hillary Clinton. He’s had monster leads all week and was up by 31 points Thursday in a CNN/WMUR poll. Much of Sanders’ gargantuan margin comes from under-30 voters, who give him an 8-to-1 advantage in a tracking survey conducted by the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and NBC’s Boston affiliate.

Holly-weirds take on it:


From article:

“I think it will be a robust campaign, but I’m confident that Hillary’s lead will widen, especially after New Hampshire and Nevada,” writer-producer Howard Gordon said via email. Gordon co-hosted one of Clinton’s first industry fund-raising events this cycle, as well as an event at his Brentwood home for Ready for Hillary, the SuperPAC that was a prelude to her getting into the race.

He added: “In the end, as exciting as Bernie’s rhetoric sometimes sounds, voters recognize that Hillary understands how to govern and is by far the most qualified candidate to lead our country in an increasingly challenging world. Also, that our most qualified candidate happens to be a woman represents a tremendous opportunity for us to make history in the same way we made history by electing Barack Obama.”
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Detroit/Flint: The Pols Are Coming To Debate http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21140-Detroit-Flint-The-Pols-Are-Coming-To-Debate&goto=newpost Sat, 06 Feb 2016 10:19:02 GMT http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/02/05/foxtheatre-republican-debate-detroit/79897058/ GOP at the Fox and the Dems are not following...

GOP at the Fox and the Dems are not following the $, but the bad water:

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Detroit Car Insurance rates offered by Costco http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21139-Detroit-Car-Insurance-rates-offered-by-Costco&goto=newpost Sat, 06 Feb 2016 04:24:24 GMT Of great interest to many it has been reported lately in our Lafayette Park neighborhood that Costco has restructured their car insurance rates and...
Of great interest to many it has been reported lately in our Lafayette Park neighborhood that Costco has restructured their car insurance rates and that many people have recently insured at costco. ( through Ameriprise) who live in downtown and midtown and are being given material savings over the previous year. One reported a new small car insured for just 600.00 for six months. Many others have reported similar savings. Some have also saved substantially on home insurance. Might want to check this out for a quote if interested. This could be very good for many.
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Dearborn Heights ISIS supporter planned to attack Detroit church http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21138-Dearborn-Heights-ISIS-supporter-planned-to-attack-Detroit-church&goto=newpost Sat, 06 Feb 2016 02:29:10 GMT
Saw this story and the news tonight and also read a copy of the FBI's affidavit.
The church was not named but I found this in the affidavit:

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Anyone know what church fits this description?

Affidavit is found here http://media.clickondetroit.com/docu...266_ver1.0.pdf
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Granite City Food and Brewery opens 700-seat RenCen restaurant Wednesday http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21137-Granite-City-Food-and-Brewery-opens-700-seat-RenCen-restaurant-Wednesday&goto=newpost Sat, 06 Feb 2016 01:37:25 GMT Granite City Food and Brewery will add 16,000-square-feet and over 700 seats to the Renaissance Center dining cache Feb. 10. The national chain...
Granite City Food and Brewery will add 16,000-square-feet and over 700 seats to the Renaissance Center dining cache Feb. 10.

The national chain has 34 locations across 14 states, but picked Detroit -- its 35th location -- to be a flagship location, and the largest yet.

Construction started on the brewery in 2014. Crews had to build an addition on the northwest corner of the RenCen to accommodate the restaurant, which has 700 seats in the dimly-lit dining room, 115 seats in a private room and, hopefully by the Detroit Tigers opening day, another 109 seats on an outdoor patio.

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Auto Sales Drive Detroit Industrial Sector To Historic High http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21136-Auto-Sales-Drive-Detroit-Industrial-Sector-To-Historic-High&goto=newpost Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:41:34 GMT *Vacancy rates have plunged, and even though developers have kicked off millions of square feet, experts say that much more will be possible once...
Vacancy rates have plunged, and even though developers have kicked off millions of square feet, experts say that much more will be possible once rents increase.

“The metro Detroit market is essentially at full capacity,” John DeGroot, vice president of research at NGKF, tells GlobeSt.com, mostly due to the resurgence of the US auto industry, which saw sales reach 17.4 million units in 2015, topping a record set in 2000. “There are ten mega distribution facilities with at least one million square feet in the region, and each is between 95% and 100% occupancy.”

Chrysler recently moved into a newly completed 190,000-square-foot logistical center at 2860 Clark St. in the city, and four other projects there totaling over 1.2 million square feet are currently under construction, the most activity in 12 years. Crown Enterprises is building one of the largest facilities, a 500,000-square-foot distribution facility for its Universal Truckload Services. And Sakthi Automotive is building a 540,000-square-foot expansion on Fort Street.

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Local historic districts under threat in Michigan http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21135-Local-historic-districts-under-threat-in-Michigan&goto=newpost Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:07:11 GMT http://preservationdetroit.org/local-historic-districts-under-threat-in-michigan-contact-your-representative-today/ ---Quote--- Local historic...


Local historic district legislation is under threat from a proposed amendment (HB5232 and SB720) to Public Act 169 ó the state law that allows local Michigan communities to protect their history through local historic districts.
You may have already heard that Rep. Chris Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids, and Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, are introducing legislation into the Michigan House and Senate that could seriously weaken the protections afforded to Michiganís historic districts under PA 169 of 1970, the Historic Districts Act.
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Charles T. Fisher Mansion Photo Album http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21134-Charles-T-Fisher-Mansion-Photo-Album&goto=newpost Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:59:13 GMT https://www.facebook.com/Charles-T-Fisher-Mansion-288916537818567/
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RIP Maurice White of Earth Wind and Fire http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21133-RIP-Maurice-White-of-Earth-Wind-and-Fire&goto=newpost Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:11:19 GMT http://www.detroitnews.com/story/obituaries/2016/02/04/maurice-white-founder-earth-wind-fire-dead-age/79843980/ ...


One of my favorite songs... We Write A Song of Love:

And Shining Star performed live here:
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Detroit Street Name Pronunciation http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21132-Detroit-Street-Name-Pronunciation&goto=newpost Thu, 04 Feb 2016 23:44:06 GMT
A couple of us are having a discussion over the correct local pronunciation of Erskine Street, so I thought I'd throw it out to the experts here in DetroitYes.

Which is the most common local pronunciation and which syllable is stressed?

a) er-skyne
b) er-skihn
c) er-skeen
d) other?
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<![CDATA[Detroit's Bankruptcy and Muni Bond interest rates]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21131-Detroit-s-Bankruptcy-and-Muni-Bond-interest-rates&goto=newpost Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:31:34 GMT
Yesterday's NY Times included a long essay discussing whether or not Detroit's bankruptcy was a model for a solution to Puerto Rico's $72 billion debt burden.

One of the individuals cited claimed that Detroit still has no access to the ordinarily muni market and that bond investors are reluctant to buy Michigan bonds. Is that true? Did the interest rate Michigan had to pay for short or long term borrowing go up as a result of Detroit's bankruptcy?


I infer that most of those who hold Puerto Rican bonds strong oppose the idea that Congress might let Puerto Rico declare bankruptcy. As I understand, Congress must change a law to allow Puerto Rico to request bankruptcy.
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10 Things to Do in the D this Weekend - Feb 5-7, 2016 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21130-10-Things-to-Do-in-the-D-this-Weekend-Feb-5-7-2016&goto=newpost Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:30:20 GMT 1. Put on a mask for the Mardi Gras en Rouge Masquerade Gala (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mardi-gras-en-rouge-masquerade-gala-tickets-20213021692). ...
1. Put on a mask for the Mardi Gras en Rouge Masquerade Gala.
2. Experience live music, poetry and art at Mahogany @ the Museum: Our Tears Do Travel.
3. Be a part of African American History Day.
4. Watch all 60 Sherlock Holmes stories retold on stage in 80 minutes.
5. Check out Dhamaal, Detroit's first Bollywood-fusion dance competition.
6. Enjoy Winterfest on the Hill in Grosse Pointe Farms.
7. Take a look around the largest antique arms collectors show in the state.
8. Go to the opening weekend of Treasured Memories, an art show about Ellis Island.
9. Join the 2016 Walk for Warmth.
10. See a professional boxing match downtown.

Kick off list from Crain's Detroit Business. Add your suggestions below.
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