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Officials gather for $17 million Mercado/Welcome Center ribbon cutting

Local, state and federal officials from across the state helped cut the ribbon on Mexicantown’s International Welcome Center & Mercado Thursday morning.

The project is nearly complete and a grand opening is planned for Cinco de Mayo.

The $17-million project features a state Welcome Center for travelers using the Ambassador Bridge, along with retail, restaurant and office space. There is also a public plaza in front of the welcome center.

The development is located at the base of the Ambassador Bridge on the corner of Bagley and 20th Street. A pedestrian bridge is planned to span I-75 to connect Bagley to both sides of the Southwest community.

The combined center is expected to become a major tourist site and retail area for Detroit and the Southwest side. Officials estimate it will draw over a million people each year.

Anzaldua/Garrison, A Joint Venture, are the contractors on the project. Construction began October 2003.

Source: Mexicantown Community Development Corporation.
Writer: Jon Zemke
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