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Renovation Project On Woodward In Downtown Detroit Reveals Old Sanders Sign

For 85 years, Sanders did business at this location on Woodward Avenue – 1529 Woodward, just south of Grand Circus Park. That’s until the December of 1982, when, according to newspaper reports, it closed up shop. The signage was was covered over, and except in the minds of the older among us, the downtown Detroit store was forgotten. Sanders was founded in 1875 and is a legendary name in Detroit and is the company that makes all kinds of sweet treats like bumpy cake, candies and hot fudge....

The Twin Spires Of Historic Sweetest Heart Of Mary Church May Be Coming Down

Located near Eastern Market on Russell Street, Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church was built in 1893. And it may be about to lose its twin spires. They would be removed if a request by the Divine Mercy Parish (a Parish created by merging with nearby St. Josephat) is granted at tonight’s Historic District Commission meeting. Their proposal is to remove the church’s two spires and to cap the remaining steeples. So let’s clarify what we’re talking about. The brick part of the stee...

4 Historic Buildings To Find New Life, 2 New To Be Built Adding 686 Residences Around Little Caesars Arena

Four historic buildings in the area dubbed “The District Detroit” will find new life, as well as two new buildings built that will have 686 residential units. The announcement today by Olympia Development outlined the fates of the United Artists building (developers are calling it 150 Bagley), The American (historically known at the Fort Wayne Hotel), The Alhambra, and Hotel Eddystone. There also will be two developments built from the ground up. They will be called The Arena Lofts and One E...

The Historic State Savings Bank Is Getting A New Roof. Here Are 15 Photos Of What It Looked Like Back In 1900.

When you spot enough construction material on pallets that it blocks half the road, something’s going on. And in fact, something is. The historic State Savings Bank at Fort and Shelby in downtown Detroit is getting a new roof, Daily Detroit confirmed with Bedrock Real Estate today. Purchased in 2014 by Dan Gilbert (there’s more historical background on the link), the building is one of the few left in our city that was built at the turn of the century (1900, to be exact, with an addition in...

Things To Do In Detroit: Your City 5 For The Weekend Of June 5-7

The weekend is closing in, and we are at your service when it comes to providing the best, most commonly overlooked series of events happening right in your backyard. This weekend has plenty of interesting events engaging different corners of the community. We hope to catch you folks out at some of these events! Friday & Saturday: Metro Detroit Etsy Craft Party and Pop-Up Shop – June 5 and 6, the Rust Belt Market will be hosting a pop-up shop for local Etsy artists to showcase all of their app...

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