Sunday, April 11, 2010

Matty Moroun and his big slice of Detroit


Whether battling to keep control of Detroit's only bridge to Canada or sparring with neighbors over his blighted Michigan Central Station, businessman Manuel (Matty) Moroun faces a wealth of controversy.

It doesn't help his public image that he's rich, reclusive and he's suing the City of Detroit, the State of Michigan and the government of Canada, among others.

But when it comes to owning big chunks of real estate in Detroit's most depressed districts, Moroun sees no controversy. He is unabashedly proud of his record -- and thinks Detroiters should be, too....

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