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Detroit and Grosse Pointe Park strike deal to open up gateway

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(WJBK) - A farmer's market that some called a roadblock was a message to some that Detroit residents are not welcome in Grosse Pointe Park.

Now the two cities are entering into a partnership as the city of Detroit has agreed to remove some of the blight near Alter Road and Kercheval and in return Grosse Pointe Park will remove the farmer's market and open up the road.

It's a little bit of a dividing point and not that attractive," said Lorie Brophy of Grosse Pointe Park. "I am glad to hear the mayors are working together."

Detroit resident Terry Johnson had a different opinion.

"They blocked the streets off," he said. "And from what I understand they don't want  black people."

Not many are bold enough to say that on camera but it is a thought that has been whispered for months. Riding down Kercheval it is hard not to notice the road abruptly ends just past Alter Road.

The farmer's market sits in the middle of the street - a clear division from Detroit to the grosse pointes, until now

"The more we met, the more we realized we have a lot more in common than we do in.differences,"  said Detroit city attorney Butch Hollowell.

The farmer's market will be removed in November. To learn more about the plan, click the player above to watch the report.




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