City closes three illegal businesses
DETROIT — The city of Detroit Buildings, Safety Engineering & Environmental Department (BSEED) joined forces with the Detroit Police and Fire departments to padlock the entryways of three illegal businesses in Detroit, according to a city news release.
In action taken Dec. 5, the department closed a tire shop at 15101 E. Seven Mile, an appliance resale shop at 13333 W. McNichols, and an auto repair facility at 16150 Hubbell.
According to the city they “were operating contrary to the established legal use of each property.”
Closing the three business operations helped BSEED launch enforcement action under the department’s new Operation Compliance initiative. If the owner or any other individual breaches the sealed entrance of the closed businesses, that person will be subject to a $500 per day fine and/or imprisonment.
“Our objective is to bring every business in Detroit into full compliance with the law,” Mayor Dave Bing said. “Proper permitting and ordinance compliance is essential to operating a business in our city.”