Today at the corner of Woodward and Sibley there was a media hoopla to for the new Red Wings arena groundbreaking. The speakers included Chris Ilitch, son of Marion and Mike who own the Red Wings and founded Little little Caesar's Pizza. His parents were not there, but Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, and Detroit City Council Member George Cushingberry were. Curbed Detroit attended, tweeted a lot, and spelled many names wrong. We apologize for that.
Here's the current scene at the Red Wings Arena ground breaking. A trumpet plays in the street. pic.twitter.com/QoI4EuauiJ— Curbed Detroit (@CurbedDetroit) September 25, 2014
It's not a groundbreaking without a special patch of dirt that has a camera pointed at it. pic.twitter.com/5q4nUMgZ91— Curbed Detroit (@CurbedDetroit) September 25, 2014
And done: Illitch, Duggan, Synder and Cushingberry shovel the dirt. pic.twitter.com/9UiyTTGn2g— Curbed Detroit (@CurbedDetroit) September 25, 2014
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