Thursday, July 28, 2011

Four Years Gone

Way back in 2007 Paul Andoni, co-owner of Shield's Franchise Restaurants LLC, announced that Shield's Pizza was returning to Detroit. The company began to build out space on the ground floor of the Kales building for a summer 2007 opening. That never happened. Construction stalled due to an issue with the exhaust ventilation that necessitated the installation of a 19-story shaft to the roof.

As late as June, 2008 Andoni still planned to open the bar and resturant at the Grand Circus Park location. At some point afterwards a "Construction has been halted" sign was posted and space was abandoned. This recent sign confirms the obvious. Shield's has abandoned the city once more.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Growing Lafayette Greens

Work has commenced on Lafayette Greens.  The community garden, located at the site of the the demolished Lafayette building, is one of two gardens announced by Compuware back in March.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011