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Archive for the ‘Old City / New City’ Category

Sunday, June 23, 2013 Saturday June 22, 2013 at 2 pm

Hotel Charlevoix Torn Down

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Hotel Charlevoix at 2029 Park Ave. It was built in 1905 and bought in 1981 by Ralph Sachs. He's a lawyer in Troy. His lawyer claims he tried to sell it but potential buyers "tried to steal it from him."

SWAT Teams to Save Architecture?

Thursday, January 24, 2013 In 2004,  Magic Johnson Enterprises, agreed to buy 30 Burger King restaurants in Atlanta, Birmingham, Ala., Dallas and Miami. Johnson said then that his goal was to promote minority entrepreneurship.

Locals Rejecting Magic Plan at State Fair

Monday, October 1, 2012 Demolition of Hudson's at 5:47 pm, October 24, 1998. Photo courtesy of Lowell Boilleau/ This reporter was in New York that day as well as September 11, 2001. The World Trade Center was destroyed by enemies. We destroyed Hudson's by ourselves.

Sorrow of Hudson’s

Monday, August 13, 2012 View from 60 feet above the Calumet Theater stage.

Theater That Copper Built

Thursday, August 9, 2012 501 N. Francis St. on Lansing's east side, August 6, 2012

Right Answer to Abandoned Homes?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 LCC bought several homes along Saginaw Street. It then demolished them to build this parking lot. It is almost never full. It cost $650,000.

Parks and Parking Lots vs. Old Homes