Mayor Duggan’s administration wasted no time Sunday demanding that the road block be removed immediately.
Grosse Pointe Park has found plenty of clever ways to block one of its busiest borders with Detroit – erect a large pile of snow, delay work on a water main project and build a farmer’s market in the middle of the road.
Mayor Duggan tried to be nice. That didn’t work.
The damage occurred after Grosse Pointe Park officials acknowledged at a public meeting recently that they may back out of an agreement with Mayor Mike Duggan to remove the sheds.
The choices to further divide Grosse Pointe Park from Detroit at Kercheval have hindered the economic, civil, and social interactions which the thoroughfare had provided.
Grosse Pointe Park’s decision to block a popular road at the border of Detroit with a farmer’s market may be a costly one.
Dozens of Grosse Pointers turned out to protest a shed built to block off traffic at Kercheval and Alter along the border of Detroit.
One councilman responded: “It is insulting for us to be continually portrayed as racists when we are not.”
The city of Detroit launched an investigation after we presented evidence that Grosse Pointe is building a farmer’s market on the wrong side of the border.