On June 11, the 2010 Ypsilanti Crossroads Summer Festival featured a rousing opening set from roots and blue grass band Dragon Wagon.
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We at the Beal Group will not rest until the Thompson Block has been fully restored.
We are completely committed to redeveloping this extremely precious and historic resource so that it may become a shining example of historic restoration for all of Ypsilanti’s citizens to enjoy. This building will not under any circumstances be demolished. We must work together as a community to see this project through.
The city of Ypsilanti’s choice of legal action has been proven to be what everyone knew it would be: a delay in the completion of the project. If City Council had supported their city manager by allowing him to move forward with our agreement we would be mostly done by now. The only thing in our way at this point is the city itself.
I hope that City Attorney Mr. Barr will be discouraged by his loss today and ask the City Manager to allow us to complete our plan under a reasonable time table. I am extremely confident that when the facts are presented in front of a reasonable party, by that I mean any judge in Washtenaw County, the Beal Group will be allowed to complete their plan.
It saddens me that the City of Ypsilanti spent more than $5,000 dollars today of hard earned tax payer money for nothing. This entire process could have and should have been avoided.
Thompson Block fire deemed arson