February 4, 2007, - 1:05 pm
MIAMI VISITORS SAY …: We liked Detroit better!
Uh-huh. Sure they did. Because everyone likes snow, freezing weather, and a decrepit, declining, crime-ridden downtown (two murdered right in the main drag of Superbowl partying, still unsolved) with nothing to do better than sun, warmth, the beach, ocean breezes, South Beach, great Cuban cuisine, etc., etc., etc., etc. . . . .
Get real. Oh, and by the way, those bars, restaurants, and stores Superbowl XL visitors got to visit on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit, last year. They’ve disappeared. Everyone got 7 day leases, and come Monday after the Superbowl, the glass slipper turned back into a pumpkin. Because no business owner in his/her right mind would risk a year-long lease in a crime-ridden virtual ghost-town that used to be a metropolis.
I almost forgot. Miami’s mayor is not a tricked-out pimp daddy thug with out-of-wedlock kids, bodyguards rounding up his next bed-partners, and strippers found shot to death in drive-bys after allegedly “performing” for him.
And to all those hate-mailers who are about to ask me why I live in Detroit, I don’t. And I go inside the city as little as at all possible. D-Mecca ain’t the place to be . . . or be seen.
Tags: business owner, Debbie Schlussel, Detroit, Detroit Free Press, Mayor, Miami, South Beach, Woodward Avenue