Mayor Mike Duggan’s war on graffiti is about to get an international stage – and maybe not the one he’s anticipating.
The iconic Fisher and Albert Kahn buildings in Detroit have sold for $12.2 million in an auction that ended Wednesday afternoon.
Is the joke on billionaire Dan Gilbert?
Billionaire Dan Gilbert and fellow investors have struck a deal with Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration to buy and redevelop a large swath of historic Brush Park near downtown.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a homeless center for LGBTQ youths after Gilbert made a disparaging remark about Bruce Jenner.
The Quicken Loans founder also poked fun at another reporter for tweeting about Bruce Jenner, who recently announced being transgender.
Gilbert’s security team has been surreptitiously installing cameras on buildings that he doesn’t own, and this time they trespassed on the wrong property.
The cameras are among hundreds installed downtown by Bedrock in the past few years, sending live feeds to a secretive command center in Chase Tower.
There’s nothing like it in metro Detroit – four bars, ping pong tables, arcade games, bowling lanes and enough space for 1,000 people.
Dan Gilbert owns dozens of downtown Detroit buildings, casinos and the Cleveland Cavaliers.