Palace of Auburn Hills to be imploded this weekend

Posted at 2:55 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 16:27:23-04

It's the end of an era.

The Palace of Auburn Hills is set to be imploded on Saturday, July 11. Demolition on the facility began in March.

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Road closures are expected to take place 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after the implosion, slated for 8 a.m.

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Northbound Lapeer will be closed at the M-24 interchange. Southbound Lapeer will be closed at Harmon Road, but Harmon Road will remain open and the M-24 interchange to I-75 in both directions from I-75 to M-24.

There are plans to turn the space into offices for research and technology.

The Palace property was sold in June of 2019. The buyer is a joint venture between Schostak Brothers & Company, which is a real estate development firm based in Livonia, and Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores.

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The sale came after Oakland County turned down an opportunity to buy the property.

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