Tag Archives: Dennis Dahlman

One month from today, assuming you win the auction, you could be the proud owner of Ypsilanti’s Smith Furniture Building… If so, what’ll you do with it?

It looks as though Ypsi’s long neglected Smith Furniture Building (15 South Washington Street), after years of sitting idle in the hands of a local property speculator, may finally be coming back in play. After years of urging by the City, James Pate, the owner of the 25,000 square foot building, which was originally constructed […]

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SEMCOG’s Carmine Palumbo talks trains in Ypsi

I don’t have a lot of time tonight, but I attended this evening’s Ypsilanti Planning Commission meeting, which was largely about the east-west rail line, and I wanted to pass along my notes. So, here are the highlights, as I heard them. Make of them what you will. And feel free to add comments, questions, […]

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Boarding up the windows of the Thompson Block

I’ve been meaning to publicly thank landlord Stewart Beal for boarding up the broken windows of Ypsilanti’s historic Thompson Block for some time now. I know that Dave Strenski and others in the community have been asking him for him to do this for some time, even going so far as to send him pictures […]

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