During the official unveiling Wednesday at Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's office, developer Alex Dembitzer talked as if luring national retail chains to Detroit was commonplace.
..."We are talking to a number of national retailers and . a number have approached us," said Dembitzer, principal and managing partner of Northern Group Inc., the New York group behind the project.
"We have no concern."
While it was far too soon to name names, Dembitzer
said the project will attract "a combination of what people want and need" in Detroit.The retailers they are talking to include "multi-state operations, global-type companies.The kind of things you see in the suburbs, or some you don't see in the suburbs but want to see." Dembitzer
added: "We believe in the future of Detroit."