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Community organizers challenged Bedrock’s latest Hudson’s site tax break in Detroit — and nearly won

Making Goliath stumble

By Eli Day

When Theo Pride, a community organizer with Detroit People’s Platform, got word that a proposed $60 million tax abatement for billionaire Dan Gilbert’s real estate firm Bedrock was being pulled from City Council’s consideration on June 28, he had two interlocking thoughts. The first was satisfaction at the small victory a band of skeptical everyday Detroiters had achieved over the city’s most powerful corporate goliath...

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