In this episode of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour Podcast, we talk about a subject near and dear to my heart.
Eight Mile Road is more than just its association with the Eminem movie and the city-suburb dividing line made infamous thanks to a misunderstood quote from former Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young.
We talk about Detroit’s most weirdly fascinating roadway with Cindy Thomas, the new executive director of the nonprofit 8 Mile Boulevard Association, and Anna Schroen, the director of programs. We recorded at world-famous Baker’s Keyboard Lounge. It gets boozy.
Find out what’s happening on this long-maligned and -ignored throughway, including the redevelopment of the former WWJ-AM transmitter site, a new vodka distillery, and how to approach placemaking on a road that splits 13 communities and tours an early era of auto-driven sprawl in Detroit.
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