I have high hopes they will find a way to save it now. They are talking about turning over operations to the DZS, but also about expanding the tax base that supports the zoo to the surrounding suburbs, which I think is perfectly reasonable. Except, I think that with that transfer of operating power needs to come a transfer of ownership to the Detroit Zoological Society as well.
I think it is absolutely ridiculous that one member of the City Council actually called for a boycott of the suburbs. Sorry but, the suburbs could survive a boycott from Detroit, I don't think however, that the same is true the other way around, and were they to do that, It'd be a long time before I spent money in Detroit again.
Ron - Really? I work in Troy. Have you ever been to Champps Americana? Nice to see someone on here is a neighbor
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My father was a manager at the Lakeside Mall in SH MI, and I grew up in Utica two blocks fro Hall and Van Dyke.
aspectre, have you ever even been to Walter Reed? I have, 12 years ago, and it was too small and too old even then. The proposed new facility will be better for everyone, and be a cutting edge facility...
Lyrhawn, I have never been to Champps Americana.
A number of contributors to the Detroit News Online Forum are saying: "Close Detroit; keep the Zoo open." It kind of expresses the exasperation a lot of us feel.
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