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City Goes After Vacant Wurlitzer Building For Violations

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The sad sack Wurlitzer building, vacant for more than 30 years, is a brick dropping mess. Today a press release from the Mayor's office explains that they are working on it. The official statement is as follows

The city filed a nuisance abatement lawsuit against Paul Curtis, the owner of the Wurlitzer Building in Wayne Circuit Court because falling bricks from the structure are a danger to the life and safety of the public. The court granted the city's motion and ordered Mr. Curtis to remediate the building. A water main that supplies water to properties surrounding the Wurlitzer must be repaired. Progress? Curtis was ordered to come up with $100,000 to strip the loose brick from the building and repair the water main break. The city says the firm of Grunwell Cashero is currently working on the brick issue and should be done in two weeks. Once the building is safe from brick dropping, the Department of Water & Sewerage will repair the water main and restore service to the businesses on Broadway.
· Previous Wurlitzer Building coverage [Curbed Detroit]
· Group backs out of deal to buy Wurlitzer Building in Detroit [Det News]