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Mural honoring Louie Boji decorates downtown Lansing

Louie Boji owns dozens of businesses and properties throughout Michigan.
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Louie Boji owns dozens of businesses and properties throughout Michigan.

A new mural in downtown Lansing celebrates the life and legacy of longtime local entrepreneur Louie Boji.

Decorating the main entrance of the Louie Building is ‘A Father’s Dream’ -- a mural depicting Louie Boji, a hand shake and an eagle.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer attended Thursday’s mural unveiling. She says she’s grateful for the investments and partnerships Boji has made to the community. “I hope that as people look at this mural and understand what it is really all about and what it's communicating that they will find inspiration and find common ground around the same goals,” she says.

Boji immigrated to Lansing in the late 60s from his homeland of Iraq. Since then, he’s owned and ran dozens of businesses across the state and country.

As WKAR's Bilingual Latinx Stories Reporter, Michelle reports in both English and Spanish on stories affecting Michigan's Latinx community. Michelle is also the voice of WKAR's weekend news programs.