As if we didn't already know it, owner Ralph Sachs is expected to replace the 108-year-old Hotel Charlevoix with surface parking. Because that's how you have to treat historic buildings in Detroit — tear 'em down for parking, or park directly underneath their crumbling exteriors and wait for an errant brick to smash your car. There is no third option. That's why the Charlevoix commands such an excellent view of nearly ten city blocks of asphalt. City officials tell us Sachs has yet to apply for a demo permit, though he is expected to do so soon.
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