Originally Posted by mind field
Thanks for embarrassing Detroit by posting this. Not even sure why this is a newsworthy topic.
I embarrassed Detroit? Sorry to sully Detroit's international reputation as a middle-class utopia populated by excellent housing, retail, and restaurants.
I'm pretty sure every city newspaper writes gushing reviews about things opening up in forgotten/forlorn areas. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see a similar review in the New York Times
or another area newspaper when Olive Garden moved into the formerly forlorn Times Square.
You should be glad that the article doesn't claim that the mayor spent months trying to lure Applebee's or that he offered tax incentives. That something opened, sua sponte
, on a greenfield site, without incentives is something to be proud of when it hasn't been that long since Chene House, one of Detroit's few federal style buildings, was demolished to build an IHOP.