My first night in Detroit was spent at the Pontchartrain Hotel before I interviewed for The Detroit News. My editor at the time didn’t feel the need to tell me anything more except: “We’ll put you up in the Pontch” I had no idea what she was talking about and at the time all I could find was directions to Lake Pontchartrain in NOLA. Yesterday I got to go through the presently empty hotel that was just purchased and will be up and running again. In the mean time, I was enjoying the quietness of the hallways and rooms left “empty” 2 years ago. I even think I saw my old room.
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