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Golf Course To Be Buried Under A What!?
A Detroit church is selling a golf course it owns to a business that plans to turn the site into a cemetery, the city's first new one in decades.
Greater Grace Temple church had to spend up to $100,000 a year to keep afloat Rogell Golf Course whose admission fees were relatively inexpensive compared with other facilities.
Rogell became the first black-owned golf course in Michigan and one of only six black-owned golf courses in the U.S. when it was purchased by Greater Grace in 2007.
At least one resident isn’t thrilled with the idea of turning the golf course into a cemetery.
“We’re very concerned about our property values,” said James Beeler, 30, who lives four blocks from the course. “It was one of the premier golf courses in the city of Detroit. ...We had great hopes.”
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