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Sir Richard Branson Loves Detroit, Will Maybe Open Hotel Here

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Anyone who enjoys a good romcom knows: Billionaires can't help falling in love with the underdog. And it looks like Virgin Atlantic's Sir Richard Branson and Detroit are the latest pair who just can't fight fate.

In a sit down with dbusiness, Sir Rich expressed his newly amorous feelings for our city and shared intentions to possibly open a Virgin Hotel and further establish the company's presence here.
Can anybody really be surprised? While in town he Slow-Rolled. He Shinola-ed. He spoke at CCS and even checked out the funky masterpiece that is the Dequindre Cut. We're a plucky yet charming city with loads of potential. It's a wonder no other other billionaire has scooped us up. Oh, wait. - Leslie Youngblood

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