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Cobo Center, named after racist Detroit mayor, to be renamed at end of year

A long-overdue name change is in store for Cobo Center following a growing Michigan bank’s acquisition of the 60-year-old convention hall’s naming rights, announced Wednesday morning by the authority which maintains the center.

The Midland-based Chemical Bank, which is growing its presence in Detroit, says it will decide on a new name for Cobo at the end of 2019. It will remain Cobo Center until that time, officials say.


'Praise in the Plaza' brings four days of gospel downtown

Spirit Plaza is certainly getting into the spirit this week.

Praise on the Plaza, a four-day celebration from October 1-4, welcomes guest choirs and praise teams from around the city to the outdoor promenade. The performers will deliver uplifting and inspirational songs from 4:30-6:30 p.m. each day. 

The event sponsored by the City of Detroit, in partnership with Downtown Detroit Partnership.

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