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I think we can all say that so many places in Detroit have a lot of potential, but they are getting passed over. It sucks.....

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Before reading this thread, my only "experience" with Detroit was the movie 8 Mile. This thread really shows a different side of the city. Keep up the good work Allan.

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Allan, can you tell me what that old factory like building in front of the UA Building is? I do not remember that, unless it looks entirely different from the front. Seems like it would be a great building to renovate into lofts!

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The old factory-like building remains a mystery to me. It is located on Elizabeth Street, right behind the Park Apartments. It was last used as antique car storage. There are old advertisements on the east facade, but I do not have a photo of them. Those might provide a clue to its former use. Given the area, it is probably owned by the same guy who owns the Park Avenue Building & the Charlevoix Hotel. I can't remember the guy's name, but snweb has spoken to him on the phone.

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The old factory-like building remains a mystery to me.  It is located on Elizabeth Street, right behind the Park Apartments.  It was last used as antique car storage.  There are old advertisements on the east facade, but I do not have a photo of them.  Those might provide a clue to its former use.  Given the area, it is probably owned by the same guy who owns the Park Avenue Building & the Charlevoix Hotel.  I can't remember the guy's name, but snweb has spoken to him on the phone.

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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Not much remains of Detroit's Chinatown at Cass & Peterboro in midtown. The Chinese-owned businesses have long since closed, and have been left to decay.

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Friday, April 1, 2005

The Albert Kahn-designed Donovan Building was the headquarters for Motown Records from 1968 until the company moved to company moved to Los Angeles in 1972. There has been talk of demolishing the building & building a bigger Motown Museum, but the plans have never gotten off the ground.

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Because it's a fairly large building, and there is a bit of confusion as to what the Motown museum is going to surface to be. IMO, the building really needs to be renovated. It's the tallest building within that 5 block stretch along Woodward. Thankfully, it's in very good condition as opposed to Detroit's other endangered buildings.

... And the people who keep painting that money eggs schitt all over Detroit need to be shot. I'm sick of it turning up everywhere. Now, how are developers going to remove that?

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Barry Gordy just needs to sell the Donovan Building already. The new & improved Motown Museum is nothing more than a pipe dream. He is never going to put a single dime into the museum plan. I don't like the idea of tearing it down anyway. I would imagine that if they were to build lofts on the upper floors that the views of downtown would be quite nice, since there isn't really anything tall around there.

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Because Barry Gordy already owns the Donovan Building. A Woodward location would be much better for this type of thing anyway, since it is relatively close to the other museums.

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