Aretha Franklin Set to Move Back to Detroit for Retirement - NBC Chicago

Aretha Franklin Set to Move Back to Detroit for Retirement

The legendary soul singer tolf the Detroit Free Press that she is moving from her longtime home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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    Aretha Franklin is set to retire in her hometown of Detroit and plans to open a nightclub in the city.

    The legendary soul singer told the Detroit Free Press that she is moving from her longtime home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

    She also wants to open a small club that she plans to call Aretha's. The 75-year-old said she'd like to sing at the club "from time to time" and host performers that are favorites of Detroit residents.

    The Queen of Soul announced her retirement this year and said 2017 would be her last year of doing concerts. She plans to continue recording and is working to complete a new album.

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