The 108-year-old Hotel Charlevoix, which stood vacant in downtown Detroit for nearly three decades, was demolished this morning.
At first glance, the hulking Globe Building on Detroit’s east riverfront looks like any industrial eyesore – a collapsing roof, faded exterior and rusted steel beams.
Goats and chickens found slaughtered at a school for pregnant teenagers in Detroit last week were not killed by humans, the Michigan Human Society said this morning.
Packard owner Dominic Cristini was shocked to hear the news when we contacted him this afternoon.
Speculated to be the site of a new Red Wings arena and one of the starkest examples of gentrification in Detroit, the apartments have garnered a lot of attention
“Suppose that the 500,000 blacks in Detroit decided this this is our city, this is our home, and we are not going to let buzzards take it from us,” Farrakhan said to thundering applause.
“I’m sorry but, I mean, bring it on,” George Jackson said of gentrification. “We can’t just be a poor city and prosper.”
Farrakhan is in town looking for potential buildings and properties to purchase as a way to help reignite the local economy.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan may play a key role in Detroit’s turnaround as he plans to visit the city next week and search for properties to potentially buy.
The city of Detroit cleared the final hurdle to begin demolishing the storied, crumbling Brewster projects that loom like towering gravestones over I-75 near downtown.