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Newest development plan for Tiger Stadium site: Urban Café Detroit

Briggs Stadium, 1951

The latest redevelopment plan for the old Tiger Stadium site: Urban Café Detroit, an entertainment complex featuring a hotel, restaurant and other services.

From WWJ:

Francois DeMonique told WWJ City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas he wants to see the site at Michigan Avenue and Trumbull transformed into a unique hotel and entertainment complex.

“I love this city and I believe in this city. I’ve put a lot of effort into it and my company, which is Urban Café Corporation, we are dedicated to being a part of the new face of Detroit. This may be just the first African-American development built from the ground up,” he said.

DeMonique’s vision for Urban Café Detroit is one where visitors can stay in a hotel, attend a live concert, have a first-class dinner and dance the night away all under one roof without having to drive to separate destinations.

Image of Briggs Stadium in 1951 originally posted at the Old Ballparks Facebook page.

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