Video Tour: Detroit Suburb, You Can Never Have too Many CVSs

Metro Detroit resident Chris Weagel sent us this video he made exploring the complete and utter vacuousness of his suburban home town St. Clair Shores.

Let’s take a look see.

Chris says: I’m 29 and have lived in Metro Detroit my whole life. I’ve about had it with the place and am saving money to flee.

The Older Generations still in control have no idea how incensed and disgusted the young people are at them for destroying Detroit and telling us to be thankful.

This video was produced by Human Dog Productions.

I’m editorializing a little bit here, but I just want to point out that this is what we let those beautiful theaters in Detroit rot for. The ones that were made by skilled craftsman that no longer exist. But hey, as long as we can conveniently get lotto tickets and menthol cigarettes from an out-of-state corporation, everything is good, right?

-A.S.

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2 responses to “Video Tour: Detroit Suburb, You Can Never Have too Many CVSs

  1. Jeffrey

    Very entertaining and right on.

    The older generation has no idea how to attract and keep young professionals in Metro Detroit. They don’t understand that we long for a sense of community, with locally owned shops, a viable downtown, and great public transportation. We don’t want pharmacy’s, fast food joints, and gas stations on every corner!! Every ‘community’ looks the same, from St. Clair Shores to Livonia!

    It’s unfortunate that so many of us are leaving. I don’t know about you but I love this city with its rich history and cultural significance and I think that it is worth saving. So I’ll do everything in my power to change the status quo and to show our leaders we have political relevance.

  2. MWBrown

    Check out two books – Zoned Out by Jonathon Levine and The Option of Urbanism by Christopher Leinberger.

    The problems are complex and a long time coming the answers are also complex and deal with some pretty esoteric issues that are not readily graspable.

    Zoning laws that are 60 years old have entrenched constituencies and financing paradigms created out of the S&L mess in the late 80’s driving the deadening homogeneity we lament.

    Ugh, I feel like Sisyphus.

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