Metropolitan Building

March 14 2019 | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information.

Special Thursday evening tour!

The Metropolitan building was designed by Detroit firm Weston and Ellington and completed in 1926. Originally built to house wholesale and retail jewelry businesses, it anchored Detroit’s then-thriving jewelry district in the Broadway, Woodward and John R area, which included noted establishments such as Wright Kay, Simmons & Clark and the Meyer Treasure Chest. An early victim of Downtown’s long retail decline, the building closed in 1977, making it the longest-vacant structure currently in Downtown Detroit. Metropolitan Hotel Partners, a joint venture between The Roxbury Group and Means Group, purchased the building in 2016 and is currently restoring it to its original neo-gothic grandeur inside and out. The building will soon house a 110-room Element Hotel by Westin, a Starwood/Marriott flag.

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