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Old Posted Apr 20, 2006, 2:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Michi
I'm not sure why this is breaking news, but nonetheless...

Breaking news
Welcome center under construction in southwest Detroit
Leaders hope it will boost Mexicantown

April 19, 2006

In the shadow of the Ambassador Bridge, construction crews are humming, putting into reality a 30-year-old community dream for an international welcome center and marketplace to anchor the booming neighborhoods of southwest Detroit.

After three decades of talk, 10 years of development and almost a year of construction, concrete and steel beams are finally up for the $17 million, 45,000 square-foot Mexicantown International Welcome Center and Mercado.

The long-awaited project that will feature a public plaza and mercado — or marketplace — with three restaurants and vendors selling Latino-influenced products and wares, is expected to be completed by August and open to the public by November.

I saw the progress on this the other day and it look pretty good from far away. I hate the street patterns in that area, but hopefully with all the new bridge approach reconfiguring, things will fall into place nicely.

Looks like yet another photo I need to go out and fetch.
It's about damn time. lol Weren't they supposed to have started in 2003?
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