The removal of the 1960's concrete façade on the Bailey Building will begin on Monday, October 26 and is expected to take approximately 3 weeks. Soon, you’ll begin to see the 1920's Bailey Department Store that has been hidden for all these years revealed.
A 120 ton crane will be positioned on Detroit to lift the panels off of the building and place them on the ground on the Warren side. Crews will then remove the windows and load the panels onto flatbed trucks were they are being taken to a facility to be broken up and recycled.
Traffic will be maintained, but one lane will be closed on Warren and police officers will be posted at the intersection while work is underway. The work will start on the Detroit Avenue side and then move to Warren Road.
The complete renovation, with assistance from the Department of Planning and Development Economic Development Fund, will be complete by Spring of 2010. Stay tuned for information about the new restaurant and retail tenants that are slated to fill the building.