Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

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December 13, 2012

Developers followed through this month with a more detailed proposal to renovate the limestone office building at 99 Kercheval on the Hill into a branch bank.

The building, constructed decades ago as the Grosse Pointe News headquarters, is unoccupied.

Eugene Casazza, an asset manager for the building’s owner, Russell Development Co., based on the Hill, provided members of the Grosse Pointe Farms city council this week color renderings and specifications of proposed renovations to the front facade.

Farms officials approved plans to enclose the building’s front notch, built to accommodate an elm tree that died years ago, with an automatic teller machine and glass doors.

— Brad Lindberg