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GM Levels Former Home Of Schweizer's Restraurant

The restaurant operated for 129 years.

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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

On Tuesday, General Motors plowed over a 129-year-old building in Rivertown, formerly home to the German restaurant Schweizer'sAccording to Curbed Detroit, GM subsidiary Riverfront Holdings purchased the building earlier this year. The demolition is presumably a move to make way for proposed changes to I-375, providing easier access to the RiverWalk.

Last year, Metro Times' Michael Jackman provided a historical window into Schweizer's past with some recipes circa 1962—the restaurant's 100-year anniversary.