Detroit grandmother says contractor strung her along after paying in full for tub installation

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A Detroit grandmother suffering from multiple sclerosis says a contractor she paid thousands of dollars to install a tub has strung her along for months.

This story serves as a reminder, and any reputable contractor will tell you this: Never pay in full upfront.

“He’s paid in full. I paid him everything. Big mistake. I knew better than that,” said Doris Neal, who paid upfront for a tub installation and labor.

But Doris says she went against her better judgment back in June, paying a contractor in full upfront to install a tub.

She paid $1,500 dollars for labor and $1,600 for a tub.

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“And I wanted this tub so bad. Because I really needed it for my health,” she told 7 Action News reporter Darren Cunningham.

The 67-year-old says her mobility is limited due to multiple sclerosis and she’s also battling endometrial cancer.

She says contractor,

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The Majestic Theatre’s Big Detroit Entertainment Complex Lists for Sale

In another sign of the times, Midtown’s Majestic Theatre entertainment complex has listed for sale for an unspecified price. Dave Zainea, an owner of the venue that stretches a block of Woodward Avenue, tells Crain’s the sale was something that his family had been considering for a while but COVID-19 losses pushed them over the edge.



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The listing includes the Majestic Theatre and Magic Stick music venues along with the Garden Bowl bowling alley, the Alley Deck rooftop bar, and Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizzeria and Deli. Currently, Zainea says the family hopes that they will find a buyer that values the history and spirit of the property. The venue started out as just a bowling alley in 1946 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Garden Bowl is one of the oldest bowling alleys in the country. Two years ago, the

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