Tresor owner Dimitri Hegemann revealed his desire to open a new club in Detroit in 2014, when he began talks with officials about redeveloping the abandoned car factory Fischer Body Plant No. 21.
Those plans never came to fruition, but now Hegemann could be set to team up with Arte Express, a firm owned by Fernando Palazuelo that bought the disused Packard Plant on Detroit’s east side in 2013.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the Packard Plant’s long mooted redevelopment could be set to begin if the city council agree a proposal for a 12-year freeze on the site’s current property tax.
It is reported that redevelopment of the Packard Plant would take between 10 and 15 years, in four phases. The first two would be to create office spaces and a recreational complex, whilst the final two would focus on entertainment and cultural attractions, including artist work spaces, a spa, hostel and Hegemann’s techno club.
Kari Smith, director of development for Arte Express, said Hegemann would bring “a lot of young people from Berlin who are extremely interested in Detroit. Berlin, of all the cities I’ve been in, loves Detroit more than any other.”
Tresor came No. 77 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs poll earlier this year.
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