Capitol Park’s 1217 Griswold hosting open house, estate sale this weekend

February 13, 2014
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Capitol Park’s 1217 Griswold hosting open house, estate sale this weekend

In this week’s issue, we wrote about the 1217 Griswold building that flanks the west side of Capitol Park and the residents who now have about two weeks to vacate their spacious lofts. The building, purchased by Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert’s real estate arm last November, has a myriad of issues, as shown...
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Showcase Collectibles in Midtown to close; tattoo shop planned at location

February 13, 2014
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Showcase Collectibles in Midtown to close; tattoo shop planned at location

  Showcase Collectibles, an antiques and collectibles shop in the heart of the Cass Corridor, will close in the coming weeks, an owner confirmed today. Pat McNames, who has operated businesses at the corner of Cass Avenue and Peterboro Street with Showcase co-owner Gary Frundel since 1985, tells Metro Times the building that houses the shop...
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DPS plans conference on vacant property for sale

February 13, 2014
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DPS plans conference on vacant property for sale

Detroit Public Schools has an immense backlog of vacant properties in its portfolio, so the district scheduled a conference to educate developers who may be interested in purchasing the buildings. The press release for the March 13 event at Gleaners Community Food Bank gave the event a positive spin: vacant schools, warehouses and offices...
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City Slang: Gary Quackenbush to play the New Way every Thursday

February 13, 2014
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City Slang: Gary Quackenbush to play the New Way every Thursday

SRC guitarist Gary Quackenbush will perform every Thursday night at the New Way Bar in Ferndale, starting February 20. We were at the SRC show at the Magic Bag back in 2012. The band was great but, for now, these Quackenbush shows will have to suffice. He’s a great player, mind. And there’s no...
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Poll Finds Michiganders Not So Interested in a Tax Cut; Would Like Schools, Roads Fixed

February 13, 2014
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Poll Finds Michiganders Not So Interested in a Tax Cut; Would Like Schools, Roads Fixed

Republicans in both the state House and Senate have been itching to roll back the state income tax ever since a nearly $1 billion budget surplus  was discovered. Last month, the state’s budget director said some form of tax relief was “inevitable.” Perhaps lawmakers should pump the brakes. A poll released today found that more...
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Grosse Pointe Park builds snow wall

February 13, 2014
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Real estate blog Curbed Detroit caught some guff last year for a headline on a story about a developer’s plans to construct an entertainment district in Grosse Pointe Park that would effectively cut off access on Kercheval to and from Detroit. The theme of that headline, “Cut the Road: Grosse Pointe Park Retail Doesn’t Want Detroit,” was...
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