DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit City Council is moving swiftly to rename a park for Aretha Franklin.
The vote was unanimous Tuesday, four days after the Queen of Soul’s funeral. There will be more votes as a formal ordinance is considered. Mayor Mike Duggan told mourners Friday that Chene Park along the Detroit River would be named for Franklin.READ MORE: Gas-Powered Muscle Cars Drive Into The Sunset, Turn Electric
The park is known for its outdoor stage and summer concerts. Franklin performed at Chene Park in 2015 to celebrate its 30th anniversary.READ MORE: Agents Seize Nearly 30 Kilograms Of Cocaine At Ambassador Bridge Border Crossing
Council President Brenda Jones says Franklin “had love” for Detroit.MORE NEWS: Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Along I-96 In Detroit
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