The Super Bowl is expected to bring $300 million dollars into the city of Detroit. While this city has been going through a revival for several years, can an event like the Super Bowl sustain the energy and growth in the city? Can this momentum of new commerce and so-called tourism continue on February 6 and beyond?
I hope so, but the cynic in me thinks that Detroit will continue to be a commuter city. It'll take a lot more than the Super Bowl to keep the people from the suburbs downtown. Truthfully, I am ready as the next person to head downtown for the sports, parties, restaurants, work, but I'm not ready to look for an apartment downtown.