The United Artists Theatre Ought to Be a Community Space—the Ilitch Family Owes Us That Much

The United Artists Theatre Ought to Be a Community Space—the Ilitch Family Owes Us That Much

The Ilitch family has a number of reputations around the metro-Detroit area. The family owns somewhere north of 100 acres of land in the downtown area, including the United Artists Theatre. The office tower will be renovated, but what will become of the ornate theatre?

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Grande Ballroom Strikes A Case For NRHP, Redevelopment

Grande Ballroom Strikes A Case For NRHP, Redevelopment

The Grande Ballroom on Grand River and Beverly may enter the National Register of Historic Places by the end of the year. The Friends of the Grande are making a push to have the historic concert venue added to the NRHP to ensure the building’s safety and to help enable renovation. 

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Photographer Falls Through Abandoned Downtown Roof, Second Occurrence In One Year

Photographer Falls Through Abandoned Downtown Roof, Second Occurrence In One Year

A photographer ended up in the hospital Thursday night after falling through a skylight in an abandoned building downtown. It is currently unclear what exact injuries the man suffered, but it appeared he had broken his leg, ankle, and a couple ribs. The man fell through the abandoned Harvard Square building on Broadway Avenue in downtown Detroit.

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A Case For Cooley High

A Case For Cooley High

An abandoned school on Detroit’s Northwest-side may see new light soon through the work of local grassroots organizers. The Cooley Reuse Project, founded by long-time Detroiters Nicole Pitts and Lamar Williams, is attempting to raise enough money to purchase the closed school and renovate it into a community and business center. The property features a 1,000 seat auditorium, pool, gymnasium, gun range, kitchen, and library. 

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