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April 20, 2009

Three Cheers For Detroit

Jerry Belanger has a love for downtown Detroit. Where others may see vacant buildings and shattered windows, Jerry sees a city with soul. He’s committed to revitalizing the downtown area, an effort that started with renovating an abandoned building and opening his own bar.

Jerry’s latest project to stimulate local spending – and local morale – was to create a Detroit currency called “Cheers.” Jerry talks to Dick about his perspective of Detroit’s true character and what makes it so different from other struggling cities in the US.

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