Joe Louis

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Detroit’s Iconic Joe Louis Fist Sculpture Getting Makeover

The monument to the late heavyweight champion was commissioned with a $350,000 grant from Sports Illustrated magazine.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2015

The son of Joe Louis, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. (Sandra McNeill/WWJ)

Joe Louis Gym To Reopen As A Restaurant

The project will cost $50 million in all and include the construction of 150 homes across the street.

CBS Detroit–04/14/2015

US boxer and world heavyweight champion Joe Louis (1914 - 1981) climbs into his car outside the 20th Century Sporting Club, carrying a suitcase and boxing gloves. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Ex-Joe Louis Training Site In Detroit To Become Restaurant

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says a long-closed recreation center where heavyweight champion Joe Louis once trained will house an upscale restaurant as part of a $50 million development project.

97.1 The Ticket–04/14/2015

27 Jun 1948 : Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in the 11th round by KO at Yankee Stadium. Credit : Allsport. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK/ALLSPORT

Detroit Unveils $50 Million Plan For Ex-Louis Training Site

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says he’ll release details Tuesday of a $50 million plan to redevelop a recreation center where heavyweight champion Joe Louis once trained.

97.1 The Ticket–04/14/2015

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Duggan To Announce $50 Million Renovation Plan For Joe Louis’ Old Training Site

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says he’ll release details Tuesday of a $50 million plan to redevelop a recreation center where heavyweight champion Joe Louis once trained.

CBS Detroit–04/13/2015

Fox Theater

Seen in Detroit: April 6-10

Each week, Detroit Proud will deliver photos captured by local Detroiters. Tag your photos of local happenings with #DetroitProud for your chance to have your photography featured in an upcoming post!

CBS 62–04/10/2015

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Officials: Tax Payments Current At Joe Louis Arena

Officials say the company that leases Joe Louis Arena for Detroit Red Wings games is up to date on paying property taxes at the arena.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2014

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Detroit Mayor Now Accepting Ideas To Save Rec Center Where Joe Louis Trained

“…If there’s any way to save this building we’re going to.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2014

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Detroit Recreation Center Where Joe Louis Trained May Be Demolished

“It is slated to come down this fall unless someone presents a workable redevelopment plan.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/05/2014

Detroit Mayor Bing speaks in front of the Brewster projects. (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton, File)

Mayor Bing: Vacant Housing Project Coming Down

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says a now-vacant housing project where singers Diana Ross and the Supremes lived before becoming Motown superstars will be demolished.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/15/2012

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