News & Views » Columns

Mystery home

comment

News Hits couldn’t resist calling attention to the haunting remains of this torched two-story that graces Grandy Street on Detroit’s east side. We would have attempted to track down the owner of the ramshackle shack, but to do that we would need the address, which appears to have disintegrated in a fire along with some of the siding, porch and roof.

What we did find is the Polish Yacht Club, which sits on Frederick, just a stone’s throw from the abandoned house. News Hits doesn’t have a clue why a yacht club has settled in the rundown neighborhood, where there doesn’t appear to be a single yacht, much less a body of water to sail upon. But we are willing to make a deal with the city: If it tears down the charred hulk, we’ll do our best to find out what’s up with the Polish Yacht Club.

Ann Mullen is a Metro Times staff writer. E-mail her at amullen@metrotimes.com

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.