Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Final Four is Coming

Look like the City Pension Board is going to try to recoup some money on the Asian Village fiasco next weekend. Andiamo Champions Club will be opened in the Beaubien Place parking garage during the Final Four. It kicks off April 3rd with a NBA afterparty hosted by Braylon Edwards, Denzell Washington, Isaiah Thomas and Rod Strickland.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Detroit Port Authority Terminal

Foundations have been set for the Public Dock & Terminal to be built near Hart Plaza. The 21,000-square-foot two-story facility will hold a tourist processing area, ticket counters, restrooms, office and a public plaza with space for educational interpretive exhibits.

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Briggs Building

Demolition has been completed on the Briggs Building in the New Center Area. Until recently this building served as a storage facility for the Detroit Public library. The DPL purchased the building from the city in 2001 for $400,000. It had become too run-down to affordably use. The library had spent $100,000 annually just on utilities and basic repairs, and in 2006 they decided to sell the building. After two potential buyers bowed out, library officials believed they could better market the property once the building was razed.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Overlooking Windsor

Overlooking Windsor, originally uploaded by A Dubs.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Ghetto Pass Revoked

Now Martha Reeves has her sights set on Lily Tomlin.

During her appearance last night on Fox 2's "Let It rip," Reeves outed a list of entertainers as not being from Detroit. Lily Tomlin was included on that list. Naturally, Ms. Reeves didn't do her due diligence. Ms. Tomlin grew up in the Brewster Projects, graduated from Cass Tech, and attended Wayne State. I guess that isn't "Detroit" enough for her.

Martha in a Box

Thursday Ms. Reeves was still on a rampage about Auburn Hills not being "Detroit."

She appeared on Frank Beckman's show to hammer that point home. Frank tried to explain to her that Jay Leno was speaking about Detroit as a region, but she was having none of that. He attempted to show her that If she wanted to take the "Detroit" out of the "region", that you should change the names of Metro, the Zoo, and the Pistons to Romulus City Airport, Royal Oak Zoo, etc.

Martha's response: "you ain't got to put all those other things in there, you ain't got to go there....I'm in a box." 1212797&spid=6552

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Martha Reeves is offended that Jay Leno said he is coming to Detroit, but will actually be performing in Auburn Hills.

Download Martha Reeves - Reeves Vs Leno

Sunday, March 01, 2009

It's Up to You Detroit!

Elect a crazy council, get crazy results
Nolan Finley - Detroit News

Nowhere is Michigan's brain drain on greater display than in the Detroit City Council chambers.

My hopes for Detroit's future faded as I watched the tape of last Tuesday's council meeting, the one that considered the Cobo Center expansion deal.

It was a tragic circus, a festival of ignorance that confirmed the No. 1 obstacle to Detroit's progress is the bargain basement leaders that city voters elect. The black nationalism that is now the dominant ideology of the council was on proud display, both at the table and in the audience....

This is the perhaps the harshest criticism of the Detroit City Council that I have read so far. However, even if you only watched a few minutes of last Tuesdays Council meeting, you know how true it rings.

Read the rest of the column here.