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  1. Thread: Closed Hospitals?

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    I don't know where you're getting your...

    I don't know where you're getting your information from but old Catholic High School is still standing on Outer Drive, it's now called the Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School...
  2. I'm pleased to see people in my neighborhood...

    I'm pleased to see people in my neighborhood trying to address the problem of senseless crime. Yeah, their efforts might be naive or misdirected in some peoples' minds, but at least they are taking...
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    The white-on-red metal plates on the previous...

    The white-on-red metal plates on the previous posts look identical to the plates my brother and I had on our bikes ca. 1964-65. They were thought to be a deterent to bicycle theft, but the fact was...
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    Well, I'll say this. I'm a smoker and I was...

    Well, I'll say this. I'm a smoker and I was adamantly opposed to the statewide smoking ban when it was first introduced. Nowadays, I don't mind it nor do I find it to be inconvenient. I can still...
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    I was in Nashville on Thanksgiving Day. No...

    I was in Nashville on Thanksgiving Day. No Detroit parade coverage via my daughter's satellite provider.
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    Good guy. I always respected his willingness to...

    Good guy. I always respected his willingness to speak out. R.I.P.
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    Unless they are truly rare, I agree that it might...

    Unless they are truly rare, I agree that it might be easier to give them to someone who needs them.

    My mom left behind several sets of china when she died in May. The most valuable stuff was...
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    B. Siegel was on the corner of Stoepel and 7 Mile...

    B. Siegel was on the corner of Stoepel and 7 Mile across from the Wrigley supermarket. One block west of Livernois.
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    The building on the northwest corner of 7...

    The building on the northwest corner of 7 Mile/Livernois was once a Kresge store. The building on the southwest corner was a Cunningham's drug store.
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    Piano, dining room set, antiques for sale

    I have a like-new Kimball console piano, a dining room set, as well as several pieces of antique furniture and porcelain for sale. All items are in pristine condition, they were owned by my late...
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    I hope they can find their way out of bankruptcy,...

    I hope they can find their way out of bankruptcy, but I haven't eaten there in years. The food and service were always ok, but I never "craved" Olga's food so, eventually I just stopped going.
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    Thanks for that floor plan, Nelr. I lived at the...

    Thanks for that floor plan, Nelr. I lived at the Parkstone from '79-82 and I had one of those "2-in-1" apartments you describe. Two bedroooms, two baths, dining room, pantry, hardwood floors, it...
  13. Watts' Club Mozambique used to be part of the...

    Watts' Club Mozambique used to be part of the hottest entertainment strip in the city back in the 70s before they switched over to the all male revues. There was at least a half dozen clubs on...
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    The bar/nightclub was called Yesterday's. It was...

    The bar/nightclub was called Yesterday's. It was on the ground floor of the one time Southfield Sheraton hotel immediately next door on the east to North Park Plaza. The hotel went through several...
  15. Big Boy chips were the best. I think they were...

    Big Boy chips were the best. I think they were Detroit made but I'm not 100% sure, they came in a white bag with big red lettering. All the corner stores in my neighborhood sold them. Early to late...
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    The Americana on Greenfield north of 9 Mile and...

    The Americana on Greenfield north of 9 Mile and The Towne on Greenfield and 11 Mile.
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    IIRC...It started at a white owned bar called Bob...

    IIRC...It started at a white owned bar called Bob Bolton's. The bar owner shot and killed a black kid who was allegedly tampering with cars in the parking lot. Things got pretty messy for awhile and...
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    There might be an Earl Ruby Cleaners in Clawson,...

    There might be an Earl Ruby Cleaners in Clawson, but the original Livernois Ave. location is still there and open for business.
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    I don't recall a Top Hat at James Couzens/Outer...

    I don't recall a Top Hat at James Couzens/Outer Drive, but there was definitely one at James Couzens and Puritan. That building is still there too.

    A couple people mentioned the Red Barn. They...
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    Back when they only had the original location on...

    Back when they only had the original location on Livernois near the Lodge, Dot & Etta's served the best fried shrimp in town. When they expanded to the Oak Park and Southfield locations, the quality...
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    Yep. Those would be members of the NOI.

    Yep. Those would be members of the NOI.
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    Yep, that's the place I remember; east side of...

    Yep, that's the place I remember; east side of Shelby, north of Larned, south of Congress. Detroit Planner's nautical themed restaurant was across the street. Can't remember the name of that place...
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    I remember a basement bar/restaurant on Shelby...

    I remember a basement bar/restaurant on Shelby between Larned and Congress. IIRC it was downstairs from the old L'Esprit nightclub or maybe in the building next door. I don't recall the name but I do...
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    Great stories Ray. If worse comes to worse, you...

    Great stories Ray. If worse comes to worse, you could always write a book. I'd buy a copy.
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    There's a Ferndale cop parked on the Detroit side...

    There's a Ferndale cop parked on the Detroit side of eastbound 8 Mile just west of Woodward nearly every morning. Guess he's waiting for eastbound drivers like me on their way to work who just happen...
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