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  1. Thanks Allan for the add. The more we see of our city, perhaps the more good can come. We're doing what we can. DetroitYes, we'd like to promote you too but somehow we can't sign up on a yahoo address and would rather not use our ISP's address.

    Peace to Detroit

  2. Just an FYI guys...these things are happening all over the place, and personally I think the cars are very Detroit, it is the "motor city".  They may be a bit over the top and funky, but that is the great part about them...I'm here in the good ole MN, and we have had Snoopy and Linus, I cant say they are super MN, but they are fun to see all over the place and kids really get a kick out of them, not to mention they raise tons of money at the end when they go up for auction.  I want to think Chicago did cows????

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    About 4 years ago, Seattle did PIGS! Pigs in the malls, pigs on the streets, pigs in the hotels. It's for charity.

  3. Since the fireworks threat didnt work perhaps Kwame and his cronies will be starting fires and committing crimes throughout the city to show the importance of keeping those firefighters and police officers.

    On a serious note i hope that knowone was hurt and that the fire didnt damage too much of the building.  Arent they renovating that hotel?

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    I always hear about how the site was designed for two towers and what better place? That seems, IMO, to be common in Detroit. Grand plans, nothing happens and darnit I love my city! :)

  4. Game by game, guys and gals, there's only one left! Wade or no Wade. The final score will count more than any injury- now so I don't come off as cocky I'm crossing my fingers :)

    Peace to Detroit and Miami

  5. Remember Piston's fans, we're two games away! That's 2 games. Nothing we haven't done before right?- i hope :) . Depth is key, and I think the distractions are over with the coach. We've seen it before, Miami is a good team, but the depth IMO is not there in a 7 game series, and let's hope these words don't come back at me in a few days :)

    Peace from Will, DetroitBazaar

  6. Retail depends on much more than the amount of residents within an area. Traffic and location is more important to a retailer. The demographic of their potential customers is also important. (One thing Detroit still has to conquer.)

    Another thing, don't underestimate the power of the Super Bowl. Half of Downtown Houston was empty, with the exception of a drive-thru McDonald's and a drive-thru Bank-One, about a month before the 2004 Super Bowl. By the week before the game there was little to no vacancies.

    There's going to be a lot of companies that will be more willing to test the water in Detroit, simply because of the Super Bowl. It gives them the impression that if the city can draw in these type of events, that business will be booming.

    ~my 2 cents.

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    True, and I applaud the loft/condo development going on leading up to the Superbowl particularily along Woodward. There are some really nice places indeed. After the Superbowl though, the momentum needs to keep going. I want to see the day when Detroit- a city of just under a million, approves as many housing permits as say, Canton- roughly 50,000 residents. We need to have a consistent flow of folks aside from the ballgames. I'd have to drive for miles to get the things I need on a daily basis- groceries, lumber, prescriptions. The entertainment venues are flourishing and that is a major positive, but since there seems to be such pent up demand for housing, I guess I'm hoping things move a little more quickly so that when the Superbowl is over, people from outside of the downtown area keep flowing in to live and shop. BTW, East Jefferson is a good place to be as well.

    Peace to Detroit

  7. Cheap apartments are available in downtown.  The problem is finding them.  They tend to be in smaller buildings, and information about them spreads by word of mouth.  A friend of mine lives in a loft downtown that costs only $300/month.  I considered moving into a loft on the 6th floor of that building, but I didn't want to have to deal with the parking fiasco. 

    If you are looking at coming to Detroit in the fall, check out midtown.  Wayne State University is located there, so there are plenty of apartments in the area.  It's not far from downtown either. 

    http://detroitmidtown.com/midtownhousing.shtml

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    300 dollars? I'm there! Might be nice if it's in good condition.

  8. Cheap apartments are available in downtown.  The problem is finding them.  They tend to be in smaller buildings, and information about them spreads by word of mouth.  A friend of mine lives in a loft downtown that costs only $300/month.  I considered moving into a loft on the 6th floor of that building, but I didn't want to have to deal with the parking fiasco. 

    If you are looking at coming to Detroit in the fall, check out midtown.  Wayne State University is located there, so there are plenty of apartments in the area.  It's not far from downtown either. 

    http://detroitmidtown.com/midtownhousing.shtml

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    You may get a decent old place for about 550 or less in the Cass Corridor/Second toward Wayne State. I've been looking. Wouldn't mind getting some property to build on as well.

  9. Hope these plans blossom and certainly the National Theater on Monroe would be a grand plan for downtown. In our efforts to clean areas in the neighborhoods of the city, we continue to see buildings with "for rent" "for sale" signs on them. When one calls the number, it's been disconnected or noone calls back. Let's hope some of the outer areas can be redeveloped.

    Speaking of downtown, unless there are residents there, no retailer will spend any money to eek out a living. Sure CrossWinds is building their 7 years in the making condos- the same company that made it happen in 2 in Royal Oak- and the Woodward Corridor is beginning to become loft central, but until about 20,000 folks choose to move from the suburbs or other areas of the country, there will be no major effect. Wait til the crains come down and the buildings are built. Residents are the key to substaining any viable downtown or neighborhood in general. The city touts its "new housing permits" every year- they number in the low hundreds. A city that once was home to two million, now 850,000, needs residents and folks willing to take risks.

    Still, the downtown area can substain a major retail project indeed. However, the neighborhoods need not be forgotten.

    I'd buy up all the property downtown but the prices of land raised by speculators waiting endlessly for casinos/ballparks/arenas have priced the average investor right out of the area. Major money has monopolized many historic buildings and land. The most we'll see is a Walmart- well, there is now a Borders-Perhaps it is time to throw some reality at them and surround the islands of prosperity and at most, Home Depots, with true urban renewal, block by block, parcel by parcel independantly. We can sell or build with people devoted to the integrity of the city. Who needs another suburb in Detroit?

    Peace from Will at DetroitBazaar

    Peace and Good day

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