There was something magical about the way Tigers’ veteran announcer Ernie Harwell said “at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull” during his broadcast.
Harwell is gone and so are the Tigers games at The Corner.
But on Tuesday, there was some new magic at the intersection.
Construction work began on the $30 million residential and retail project planned for that special corner where Tiger Stadium once stood, reports Louis Aguilar of the Detroit News, who writes:
The Corner development aims to bring 111 residential units and 26,000 square feet of street-level of retail. The retailers were not named for the planned storefronts, which will line Michigan Avenue, but the developers said they will focus on recruiting local businesses and offer some rents lower than market rates. The development is expected to be finished in one year, officials said Tuesday.
“For well over a century, this intersection was a place where people gathered and celebrated, where they came for entertainment and connections, and, all in all, where they came together to enjoy the good things in life,” said Eric Larson, president and CEO of Larson Realty Group, the Detroit developer behind the project, in a written statement provided Tuesday. “That’s exactly what The Corner celebrates. We’re thrilled we will be able to offer residents a local lifestyle infused with energy and excitement just minutes from downtown.”