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Detroit’s Michigan Theater/Tailgater’s Palace of Dreams?

For years, the sight of a parking garage inhabiting the gutted remains of the Michigan Theater brought a tear of sadness to my eye.  I have to admit, the thought of Detroit Lions fans using it for their pre-game tailgate parties does make me smile!   Many thanks to MIKE HAUSER for sending this link to a Detroit Free Press article – don’t forget to click on the slideshow too!

http://www.freep.com/article/20110102/SPORTS01/101020680/1318/In-Detroit-tailgating-among-the-citys-ruins

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  1. David Peredia

    Thanks Mike, with mixed emotions very interesting article. I loved the reply messages people left behind (funny).

  2. wayne zimmerman

    Thanks mike,
    I remember being there during one of our conclaves of some years past (the one where we stayed at the Sheraton Book Cadillac or was it during a subsequent conclave??). Cars entered the garage from the main lobby entrance area where the ticket booth used to be. There was netting suspended from the ceiling to protect parked cars from being damaged by loosened plaster/terra cotta ornamentation. It was quite depressing to see what was left of what must have been a glorious theatre. Tail-gating is an interesting reuse.
    See you this summer during the Conclave. Happy New Year.
    Wayne Zimmerman

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