Proposed bill would rename portion of Woodward Avenue to 'Mike Ilitch Boulevard'

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A portion of Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit would get renamed after Mike Ilitch under a bill recently introduced in the Michigan Senate. 

Senator Coleman Young introduced the bill on June 15, according to the Michigan Legislature.

It calls for the portion of Woodward between Montcalm Street and East Adams Avenue to be called "Mike Ilitch Bouleavard." 

The bill is now being reviewed by the transportation committee. 

Ilitch, who passed away in February at the age of 87, was known as a champion of Detroit, founding the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Red Wings and Tigers. 

 

 

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