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My trip to Detroit this Weekend


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Having lived in Detroit for four years during my undergrad days (95-99) I was witness to some of the early days of redevelopment in downtown Detroit. Having moved away from the city in 1999 and only coming back a handfull of times I've found myself out of the loop on how things were going.

I was in Detroit this weekend to see a couple of Tiger games (the skyboxes were half off this weekend). We came down with a bunch of guys from Grand Rapids and stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn in Harmonie Park.

What a difference a few years makes.......You cannot imagine my happiness on how downtown has changed for the better. My hat is off to you Detroit...It put a huge smile on my face to see what has been going on.

Although it was sad to see Hudson's get taken down, Campus Martius is an amazing development. Ford Field and Comerica were not arround yet when I left (being constructed if I remember right) It looks like they have had a huge impact on downtown.

Even at the midnight-1am hour I felt comfortable walking down Woodward in between a few local haunts. 7 years ago I wouldn't have even thought of doing such a thing.

The funniest thing was walking down Woodward having my friends yelling out lines from the Dave Chappelle show and having complete strangers on the opposite side of the street yell out lines back to us. I almost fell over I was laughing so hard.

Keep up the good work, downtown is looking better all the time.

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You were yelling something about Rick James or Tyrone Biggums, im guessing?

Glad you enjoyed your trip Nitro, everytime i go to a ball game i notice that downtown gets nicer and nicer

No, probably about riding in a limo through the hood at night with the baby standing on the corner.

j/k

Well that makes a 3rd person that had a wonderful time downtown on Friday. We all must have passed each other.

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Make that three. It's hard to get down to Detroit from Up North just to watch the Tigers or Red Wings. (god, did they fold or what in the 3rd Period last night or what) :angry: Luckily they will be playing the Twins again in a couple of weeks when I do get to come down on the 18th.

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Make that three. It's hard to get down to Detroit from Up North just to watch the Tigers or Red Wings. (god, did they fold or what in the 3rd Period last night or what) :angry: Luckily they will be playing the Twins again in a couple of weeks when I do get to come down on the 18th.

That was a BS call on the 3rd goal. That game should have went to overtime.

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i want to go to a game so bad.i hope i can go at least 2 times this summer.

is it just me or was tonights game really short?

I've already went to 3 games so far. Opening day was the only ticket I paid for. It is good to have friends who get tickets for free. :P

Yeah the game was short but that is what happens at a pitchers duel.

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