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the biggest landowners in corktown
If you live near Corktown and you snoop around through tax records because you're curious as to who owns what around here, the name you've probably seen more than any other is "Khalil". Who are they and why do they own so much land in the neighborhood?

Thomas Khalil immigrated from Syria in 1923 and married Sadie Sam, a native of Pennsylvania, in 1931. They had four sons: Monier (1932-1994), Samier (b. 1937), Faris (1942-1997), and Thomas (b. 1944). In the 1940s, the family moved to Detroit and opened a grocery store on Wabash Street. The elder Thomas passed away in 1949, leaving his wife to raise their four sons and run the family business. Mrs. Khalil lived in Corktown until her death in 2009 at the age of 99.

In 1963, Monier Khalil opened The Devil Restaurant at 1800 Michigan Avenue. Today the restaurant is operated as O'Blivion's Corktown Cafe by his son, Mikhail ("Mike"). The building has undergone extensive changes since first opening.



Similarly extensive renovations occurred after Samier Khalil obtained the building on the other side of Harrison Avenue:



In 1968, Monier and Samier Khalil formed Khalil Bros. Inc. "to engage in the business of buying, selling, owning, operating, etc., real estate, mortgages, investments, parking lots, and all other kindred lines."

When Tiger Stadium was open, gameday parking was a lucrative business. Vacant lots were more valuable than houses, and structures surrounding the stadium were systematically demolished over the years.



Below is a map outlining parcels owned by members of the Khalil family. [NOTE: Since I compiled this information, the former "Great Wall" Chinese takeout restaurant at 1623 Michigan Avenue has been sold.]


Click the image to enlarge.


Below the cut is a list of properties owned by members of the Khalil family, often through corporations and LLCs.

TAXPAYER NAMEADDRESSUSE
KHALIL, THOMAS M2036 11TH STHOUSE (UNOCCUPIED)
KHALIL BROTHERS INC2046 11TH STVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC2052 11TH STVACANT LOT
BAGLEY PROPERTIES LLC1518 BAGLEYHOUSE
BAGLEY PROPERTIES LLC1566 BAGLEYVACANT LOT
KHALIL, THOMAS M1663 CHURCHHOUSE
KHALIL, DOLORES D1801 CHURCHHOUSE
KHALIL, SADIE K1802 CHURCHHOUSE
KHALIL, THOMAS M1832 CHURCHHOUSE (UNOCCUPIED)
KHALIL BROTHERS INC2253 COCHRANEVACANT LOT
BAGLEY PROPERTIES LLC2259 COCHRANEVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC2279 COCHRANEVACANT LOT
BENNETT PARK PEANUT AND NOVELTY CO2287 COCHRANEVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC1201 W ELIZABETHVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC1246 W ELIZABETHVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST1803 W FISHERVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC1941 W FISHERVACANT LOT
M&R GROUP LLC2239 HARRISONVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC2244 HARRISONVACANT LOT
BAGLEY PROPERTIES LLC2251 HARRISONVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC2254 HARRISONVACANT LOT
BAGLEY PROPERTIES LLC2257 HARRISONVACANT LOT
BAGLEY PROPERTIES LLC2261 HARRISONVACANT LOT
BAGLEY PROPERTIES LLC2269 HARRISONVACANT LOT
BAGLEY PROPERTIES2273 HARRISONVACANT LOT
BAGLEY PROPERTIES LLC2285 HARRISONVACANT LOT
BAGLEY PROPERTIES LLC2297 HARRISONVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC2300 HARRISONVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST2311 HARRISONVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST2315 HARRISONVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC2316 HARRISONVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST2319 HARRISONVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST2321 HARRISONVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC2332 HARRISONVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST1814 KALINE DRVACANT LOT
BAGLEY PROPERTIES LLC1817 KALINE DRVACANT LOT
BAGLEY PROPERTIES LLC1821 KALINE DRVACANT LOT
BAGLEY PROPERTIES LLC1827 KALINE DRVACANT LOT
BAGLEY PROPERTIES1623 MICHIGAN AVEBUSINESS (GREAT WALL)
BAGLEY PROPERTIES1645 MICHIGAN AVEVACANT LOT
BAGLEY PROPERTIES LLC1700 MICHIGAN AVEBUSINESS (UNOCCUPIED)
BENNETT PARK PEANUT AND NOVELTY CO1708 MICHIGAN AVEVACANT LOT
BENNETT PARK PEANUT AND NOVELTY CO1712 MICHIGAN AVEVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC1716 MICHIGAN AVEBUSINESS (CORKTOWN TAV.)
BENNETT PARK PEANUT AND NOVELTY CO1720 MICHIGAN AVEVACANT LOT
BENNETT PARK PEANUT AND NOVELTY CO1724 MICHIGAN AVEVACANT LOT
BENNETT PARK PEANUT AND NOVELTY CO1728 MICHIGAN AVEVACANT LOT
BENNETT PARK PEANUTAND NOVELTY CO1732 MICHIGAN AVEVACANT LOT
BENNETT PARK PEANUT AND NOVELTY CO1736 MICHIGAN AVEVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC1740 MICHIGAN AVEBUSINESS (DET ATH CO)
KHALIL BROTHERS INC1744 MICHIGAN AVEBUSINESS (DET ATH CO)
PHASE II INC1800 MICHIGAN AVEBUSINESS (O'BLIVIONS)
M&R GROUP LLC1816 MICHIGAN AVEBUSINESS (O'BLIVIONS)
M&R GROUP LLC1820 MICHIGAN AVEBUSINESS (O'BLIVIONS)
M & R GROUP LLC1824 MICHIGANBUSINESS (O'BLIVIONS)
BAGLEY PROPERTIES1842 MICHIGAN AVEBUSINESS (THE WORKS)
BAGLEY PROPERTIES1850 MICHIGAN AVEVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC1907 MICHIGAN AVEBUSINESS (UNOCCUPIED)
KHALIL BROTHERS INC1927 MICHIGAN AVEBUSINESS (UNOCCUPIED)
KHALIL BROTHERS INC1400 PINEVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC1404 PINEVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC1410 PINEVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST1530 PINEVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST1540 PINEVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST1544 PINEVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST1550 PINEVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST1558 PINEVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST1564 PINEVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST1580 PINEVACANT LOT
KHALIL, FARIS & DELORES2209 ROSA PARKS BLVDVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST2302 ROSA PARKS BLVDVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST1547 SPRUCEVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST1549 SPRUCEVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST1551 SPRUCEVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST1571 SPRUCEVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST1577 SPRUCEVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST2601 TRUMBULLVACANT LOT
KHALIL BROTHERS INC2608 TRUMBULLVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST2629 TRUMBULLVACANT LOT
MONIER KHALIL LIVING TRUST2641 TRUMBULLVACANT LOT
KHALIL, SADIE2200 VERMONTBUSINESS (STORAGE)
KHALIL, SADIE K2216 VERMONTVACANT LOT
KHALIL, THOMAS M2220 VERMONTVACANT LOT
KHALIL, THOMAS1798 WABASHBUSINESS (STORAGE)

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