What places in Detroit do you still call by their old name?


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We might call Detroit Motor City, Motown, or Hockeytown, but we all know we’re talking about Detroit. Cities change. Streets are being renamed. Buildings are renamed. Venues receive naming rights. Sometimes neighborhoods even try – and succeed – to change their name.

Old habits are hard to break.

Today we ask which places in the metropolitan area of ​​Detroit still use their old names. Pine Knob is one of the most obvious options, at least for concert venues. Developers seem to refer to Cass Corridor as anything but Cass Corridor these days. As for the buildings, the Dime building has a few names and is now the Chrysler House. One Detroit Center is the Ally Detroit Center. The list goes on …

So tell us which places in the metropolitan Detroit area do you still refer to by their old names? Let us know in the comments below.

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Dusty Kennedy