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The National Theatre’s Facade Will Be Saved In New Downtown Development Plan

The historic National Theatre in downtown Detroit will undergo major changes if a plan by Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Financial is approved by city council. Two new high rises will be built next to Campus Martius and the bulk of the abandoned theatre will be razed, but the building’s ornate facade will be saved. 


Listen to Dan Austin of HistoricDetroit.org to explain more about what Gilbert’s plan means for preserving one of the downtown’s more noticeable historic buildings. 

Aired on: CultureShift
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Amanda LeClaire

Host, CultureShift

Host of WDET’s arts, culture, and music program, CultureShift.

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