Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, who is credited with sparking downtown Detroit's comeback, has rarely been seen publicly since having a serious stroke in May.
On Sunday, for at least the second time since his stroke, he was spotted in public -- this time in the Campus Martius area in downtown Detroit for Menorah in The D, a festive candle lighting ceremony that marks the start of Chanukah.
The Detroit News and WDIV report that he attended. Evan James Carter of The News reports:
Gilbert and "his whole family was (at the event) to celebrate that Nick Gilbert was one of our lamp lighters," Sari Cicurel, public relations representative for Menorah in the D said.
Nick Gilbert, 22, who successfully underwent brain surgery to help with his neurofibromatosis in 2018, was honored for the encouragement he brings to others in the Jewish community, Cicurel said.
Gilbert's last known public appearance came at the end of August when he attended his son Nash's bar mitzvah at a temple in West Bloomfield. Gilbert, who is undergoing physical therapy, was in a wheel chair at the time.
Few details were provided about his appearance Sunday in downtown Detroit.
In conversations around town, people ask about Gilbert's health and speculate about the future of his companies.