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01-29-2013, 08:13 PM
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they're building the Whole Foods within two blocks... this section of the city is livable

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As we've seen today with the city clownsil not taking the state's lease offer for Bell Isle i higher doubt they will agree to an arena. The cash strapped city turned down hundreds of millions of dollars for their "gem"

So Mr I might need to own the arena.

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01-30-2013, 03:19 AM
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He won't own the arena even if he has to resort to private funding (something that's been discussed, probably with a lot of money coming from Amway, fwiw).

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Deserves to be called "Ilitch Arena" as well. Screw the corporate naming rights.
He has given so much to Detroit and the people, it would only be right.

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Stadiums don't provide the kind of jobs that people can raise families on.

Detroit will rebound when functional families outnumber dysfunctional families.

All this crap about optics and investment is just BS.

Service jobs offered at these place and at the local restaurants, for the most part, offer terrible pay and irregular hours.
The people going to these games already have good paying jobs in either Toledo, Ann Arbor, Lansing or the suburbs. There is a reason those types of people are working instead of having a seat

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I still like the sound of Little Caesar's Pizza Place.

Anything to keep Amway out of the name.

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I still like the sound of Little Caesar's Pizza Place.

Anything to keep Amway out of the name.
What would be wrong with Little Caesar's Palace?

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02-01-2013, 11:28 AM
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I still like the sound of Little Caesar's Pizza Place.

Anything to keep Amway out of the name.
Not a big fan of any corporate names.

Personally, I think if Ilitch passes on before it gets built, his family should buy the naming rights and name it after him for all he's done for the city of Detroit.

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02-01-2013, 12:25 PM
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What would be wrong with Little Caesar's Palace?
A little corny, but it has something to it.
Unfortunately, having to arenas named the Palace seems confusing

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Ilitch Arena.

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I know a lot of people don't like defending the moniker to other teams but I could see them hammering home Hockeytown in the actual arena title. They are pretty attached to that within the organization. It is one I haven't really seen trotted out either. Think they sell the rights but if not, could really see that being worked in. They could call the surrounding mall area that as well. Entertainment district, Hockeytown, Midtown... If the actually part of the city near that started getting called hockeytown that would be pretty interesting.

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Detroit is hockeytown in name only.

I'm actually pretty disappointed in how sucky Detroit has become as a hockey fan town.

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Detroit is hockeytown in name only.

I'm actually pretty disappointed in how sucky Detroit has become as a hockey fan town.
It was a smart trademark by Ilitch and Co. I agree that it isn't totally true, but I understand why they did it.

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