Detroit Free Press: Failed Pinnacle Race Course has ties to proposed casino development


By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com Twitter: @ScottMBolt


The abandoned Pinnacle Racecourse sits vacant in this 2014 photo by Scott Bolthouse.

The abandoned Pinnacle Race Course sits vacant on Vining Road in this March 2014 photo by Scott Bolthouse.

An extensive report published Saturday evening by the Detroit Free Press says that the proposed casino project in Huron Township has ties to the failed Pinnacle Race Course, which was demolished last month after sitting vacant and picked through since 2010.

In the report, it states that the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe, who filed applications with the government in June 2014 to acquire the vacant mega church land near I-275 and Sibely Road, also bought 7-acres of land near the now demolished race track for a reported $179,000 in 2010 from Pinnacle’s development group, which paid only $1 for all 320 acres of the original racetrack site.

The tribe still awaits the go-ahead from the Federal Government, which has yet to approve the request for land.

Read the Free Press article here

Photos of Pinnacle Race Course demolition

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The star on this image marks the location of the vacant mega church near the I-275 and Sibley Road interchange. Source: Google Earth

 

 

 

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