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What places in Detroit do you still call by their old name?

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You going to Pine Knob this summer?

One Detroit Center and the Millender Center
Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we’ll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, and more. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.

We might call Detroit the Motor City, Motown, or Hockeytown, but we all know we’re talking about Detroit. Cities change. Streets are renamed. Buildings are rebranded. Venues get naming rights. Sometimes, even neighborhoods try—and succeed— in changing their name.

Old habits are hard to break.

Today, we’re asking which places in the metro Detroit area you still call by their old name. Pine Knob is one of the most obvious choices, at least for concert venues. Developers seem to call Cass Corridor anything but Cass Corridor these days. As far as buildings go, the Dime Building has had a few names, and is now the Chrysler House. One Detroit Center is the Ally Detroit Center. The list goes on...

So tell us, which places in the metro Detroit area do you still refer to by their old name? Let us know in the comments below.

One Detroit Center

500 Woodward, Detroit, 48226