Opening and Closing

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Re: Opening and Closing

Postby middle aged female » Sun May 29, 2016 3:26 pm

The Beav wrote:
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The Suburban Avenger wrote:A few FB friends posted clips about the opening of the Nike store downtown.

1. Nothing screams, "we're so far behind, we're ahead!" than people rubbing one out over a fucking shoe store that one can find practically anywhere else in the world.

2. Has DPD already begun writing the reports so it can save time in a few months when some shithead shoots another shithead waiting in line to buy the new Air Jordans?


Thank you! I've not understood the excitement about this. It's a damn shoe store, not a seller of unicorns or fabrege eggs.


Nike Store > Cheesecake Shoppe!

Factory?
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Re: Opening and Closing

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Mon May 30, 2016 12:09 am

Southfield residents will soon find it a bit easier to grab Detroit vs. Everybody apparel.

The popular clothing company known for its simple logo will be expanding to a third location, this time in Southfield, according to BLAC Magazine. The brand's creator, Tommey Walker, posted an Instagram video of the company's sign at their new storefront.

No opening date is announced yet.
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/15046/detroit_vs_everybody_to_open_southfield_outlet#.V0u8HJMrJmA


Nice of them to open a store more convenient for "Everybody" to show how urban and gritty they are.
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Re: Opening and Closing

Postby The Beav » Mon May 30, 2016 2:41 pm

middle aged female wrote:
The Beav wrote:
Craig wrote:
The Suburban Avenger wrote:A few FB friends posted clips about the opening of the Nike store downtown.

1. Nothing screams, "we're so far behind, we're ahead!" than people rubbing one out over a fucking shoe store that one can find practically anywhere else in the world.

2. Has DPD already begun writing the reports so it can save time in a few months when some shithead shoots another shithead waiting in line to buy the new Air Jordans?


Thank you! I've not understood the excitement about this. It's a damn shoe store, not a seller of unicorns or fabrege eggs.


Nike Store > Cheesecake Shoppe!

Factory?


That too.
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Re: Opening and Closing

Postby Mad Max » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:35 pm

Seven Brothers Bar to close next month

After almost 40 years in business, George Cvetanovski, the owner of Hamtramck’s Seven Brothers Bar, is heading into retirement. But there is still time to enjoy the timeless bar, which has been a haunt for Detroit’s improv and theater crowd since Planet Ant Theater opened in the mid-1990s.

Anybody who’s hoisted a drink at Seven Brothers knows that its walls are lined with glossy 8-by-10 photos, old theater reviews, and playbills going back 20 years. The best time to visit the bar was after a show at Planet Ant, if only to watch a bunch of charged-up local performers blowing off steam. And Cvetanovski didn’t just cater to the theater folks; he supported them, and was often seen in audiences at Planet Ant Theater.

But when Cvetanovski broke his hip earlier this year, the months of recuperation played into his desire to finally embrace retirement. And yet, when the bar closes, as is scheduled to happen July 15, the unusual relationship between the tavern and the theater will continue. Planet Ant is in the process of buying the bar and its liquor license, and has plans to use the bar as a practice space, for special events, and maybe more.

Planet Ant and Seven Brothers longtimer Inga Wilson tells us, “George will be continuing in an advisory role. He really loved the idea of the two businesses coming together: his actor bar, and the theater he has been supporting for the last many decades.”

You see, Planet Ant has already acquired two buildings, the Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine at 2314 Caniff St., and BHA Hall at 2320 Caniff St., across the street from its black box theater. Plans call for transferring the Seven Brothers liquor license into this shared space, and perhaps using the theater’s one-dozen one-day liquor licenses per year to open the bar from time to time. Even the historic bar at Seven Brothers could wind up moving to Planet Ant’s new spot.

Wilson says, “There’s still going to be the tiny intimate theater space in the purple building across the street, but then we’ll have some more improv, be able to do some more stuff with bands, more community events, and to have some of the bigger musicals over in the new space at the BHA.”

But until the purchases, transfers, and moves are finalized, it should be a rather busy time for the 39-year-old bar, which still opens at 8 p.m. just like as it always did — for now. With bands, movie nights, a special Seven Brothers-themed story slam, card tourneys, karaoke Fridays and Saturdays, and more. Below is a list of planned events through the end of June. Check the bar’s Facebook page for start times and late-breaking additions.

June 2 - Esme
June 5 - 7 Brothers Moth
June 9 - MOCIAF
June 12 - Movie Night with Scott Sanford
June 13 - Chad Kushuba
June 14 - Standprov
June 16 - The 006
June 19 - Euchre Tourney
June 23 - Twilight Babies
June 26 - Swing Party
June 28 - Standprov
June 30 - Pewter Cub

http://www.metrotimes.com/Blogs/archives/2016/06/02/seven-brothers-bar-to-close-next-month
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Re: Opening and Closing

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:13 pm

Polish Market in Hamtramck abruptly announced it will be closing on Monday, leaving eastside residents with one less grocery store option but also marking the latest in demographic shifts in the Detroit suburb once a settlement for generations of Polish immigrants.

A sign posted on the front door’s entrance states that the closure is due to “circumstances beyond our control” and encourages patrons to visit its Troy location, while a cashier says today that there “just wasn’t enough business.”

Employees of the Hamtramck location can move to the Troy location if they choose, the cashier said.

The store's closing follows the December closure of Glory Supermarket on Joseph Campau Avenue, Hamtramck’s main street. But it also is symbolic of the declining Polish population in town, something Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski acknowledged in a recent piece published in Politico.

Though Hamtramck has long been known as an Eastern European immigrant stronghold, Yemeni and Bangladeshi residents have poured into the city in recent years while Polish descendants have moved into northern suburbs.

Polish Market had been open in Hamtramck for about a decade near other Polish strongholds, such as Srodek’s Campau Quality Sausage Co., Stan’s Grocery, Polonia Restaurant and Polish Village Café.
http://www.blacdetroit.com/BLAC-Detroit/June-2016/Polish-Market-in-Hamtramck-to-close/


I hate to see another empty storefront on Campau, but this isn't really surprising. There are much better meat markets in Hamtramck and it's not like Polish Market really had anything you had to go out of your way for.
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Re: Opening and Closing

Postby vlad the impaler » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:25 pm

But it also is symbolic of the declining Polish population in town, something Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski acknowledged in a recent piece published in Politico.


I've always considered Hamtown as a model of American democracy, where despite very sharp ethnic differences, the different groups got along (for the most part).

Kinda sounds like that may be changing.
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Re: Opening and Closing

Postby middle aged female » Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:43 pm

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But it also is symbolic of the declining Polish population in town, something Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski acknowledged in a recent piece published in Politico.


I've always considered Hamtown as a model of American democracy, where despite very sharp ethnic differences, the different groups got along (for the most part).

Kinda sounds like that may be changing.

Most of the Polish moved out of Hamtramck ages ago; there is a large cluster of Polish businesses on 15 Mile and Dequindre where Polish Market has an outpost and where I'm sure they make most of their money. Bozek's has a place in Utica as does Szrodek's.
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Re: Opening and Closing

Postby Craig » Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:44 pm

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vlad the impaler wrote:[quIt's It's]But it also is symbolic of the declining Polish population in town, something Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski acknowledged in a recent piece published in Politico.


I've always considered Hamtown as a model of American democracy, where despite very sharp ethnic differences, the different groups got along (for the most part).

Kinda sounds like that may be changing.

Most of the Polish moved out of Hamtramck ages ago; there is a large cluster of Polish businesses on 15 Mile and Dequindre where Polish Market has an outpost and where I'm sure they make most of their money. Bozek's has a place in Utica as does Szrodek's.[/quote]

The D.P. Ukes went to Ten and Ryan, leaving behind I.C. It's sad to see a community change and fragment, but that's America. Odds are that in a couple of generations the third-generation Bangladeshis will be wringing hands about how things changed, no one bothers to speak the old language, etc.
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Re: Opening and Closing

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Re: Opening and Closing

Postby middle aged female » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:18 pm


That place was scary when I lived nearby in the 80's
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Re: Opening and Closing

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:08 pm



Ken Karustis and Linda Prasterink owned it briefly in the mid-90s while I was in college. Nice hangout, then, as it drew mostly seniors from the apartment tower around the block. The food was terrific, too.

Only went in a few times after it became a biker hangout. I was happy to see they kept the elevated toilet in the men's room.
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Re: Opening and Closing

Postby meme » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:48 am


Now I'm sorry I djdn't go in that place. Was driving around up in that area looking for the theater bizarre and saw it. Looked like it was either a hidden gem or run for your life kinda place.
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Re: Opening and Closing

Postby Toolbox » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:00 am

meme wrote:

Now I'm sorry I djdn't go in that place. Was driving around up in that area looking for the theater bizarre and saw it. Looked like it was either a hidden gem or run for your life kinda place.


It was a hidden gem until the "bikers" found it, then it became just another trendy bar.
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Re: Opening and Closing

Postby Toolbox » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:25 am

Populux >>>> Magic Stick

Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press Pop Music Critic 11:53 p.m. EDT July 20, 2016


Good thing they never took down the Magic Stick sign: The much-loved Detroit club will return in September, as the Populux dance club has been permanently closed amid ongoing controversy.

The decision comes just 15 months after Populux replaced the Magic Stick on the upper floor of the Majestic entertainment complex in Midtown, and less than two weeks after an anti-Black Lives Matter post appeared on the new club's Twitter account. The incident — which drew national attention and prompted artists to cancel in protest — was the final straw for a venue already under fire from some corners of the local music community, said Amir Daiza, the longtime promoter and restaurateur who operated Populux.

Venue officials remain convinced the tweet was the result of unauthorized access. A "John Doe" lawsuit was filed Monday in Wayne County Circuit Court, paving the way for a subpoena process that could force Internet providers to divulge names of individuals who accessed the Populux Twitter account that night. Criminal complaints were also filed with the FBI, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and the Detroit Police Department.

"We want to catch the perpetrator," said Dave Zainea, whose family owns the Majestic complex, home to the Majestic Theatre, Majestic Cafe and Garden Bowl. "We think it was done deliberately to get back at (Populux) management."

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Re: Opening and Closing

Postby The Suburban Avenger » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:41 pm

A friend from Downriver posted a few photos from the new Primanti Bros. in Taylor, which apparently is the first for the chain in Michigan.

Smart location. I'm sure there's no shortage of shitheads in and near Taylor who think sandwiches you have to unhinge your jaw for are the greatest thing since Internet porn.
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