Detroit’s Park Shelton revitalized – two new businesses invite you to their grand opening

Historic Park Shelton building gets new lease on life with upscale condos and two new businesses
Historic Park Shelton building gets new lease on life with upscale condos and two new businesses

Historical elegance, legendary design, modern amenities – that’s what the Park Shelton offers. In addition to upscale living, two new businesses have opened within this Midtown landmark: Leopold’s Books and Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes.

This is a major coup for preservationists. However, in order for any of these ventures to be successful, they need regular  customers. So, stop by the grand opening party this Friday.  Then shop and dine there often.

I’m excited about the grand opening. When I was a kid visiting the DIA and Detroit Historical Museum, I was always enthralled by the Park Shelton. I’d wonder about the people who lived there.

Although it’s heyday as a luxury hotel had long passed, it still appeared well-kept, rather exclusive and reminded me of New York. I’ve never been inside the building – I can’t wait to see it. Midtown is such a fabulous place – maybe I’ll move there. Wow! this could be fate at work. Perhaps I was destined to live in the Park Shelton and this grand opening is all part of bringing me home.

Quick search of Park Shelton history. Built in 1926 as a residential hotel called The Wardell.  Fred Wardell founded Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Company.

Diego Rivera lived there while working on mural at Detroit Institute of Arts.  Later became a more traditional hotel and was renamed Park  Shelton Hotel. Famous guests include Bob Hope, Gracie Allen, George Burns and Raymond Burr.  Converted to apartments in 1970s and redeveloped into condominiums in 2004.

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