Wayne State to Break Ground on $50M Mike Ilitch School of Business
DETROIT — Wayne State University will break ground this Wednesday, July 20 on the Mike Ilitch School of Business, a new academic building on the public university’s Detroit campus. The new school is named for Mike Ilitch, the founder of Little Caesars Pizza and owner of the Detroit Red Wings professional hockey team. The project will be largely funded by a $40 million gift from Ilitch and his wife, the largest donation in Wayne State’s history. The project in total will cost $50 million, according to Crain’s Detroit Business. The Mike Ilitch School of Business will be located on the southwest corner of Woodward Avenue and Temple Street in The District Detroit, a massive redevelopment surrounding the Red Wings’ new arena currently under construction. The school is scheduled for completion in 2018.