Construction of a new McDonald's expected to begin soon.
Detroit Theatre Mc Donald's
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The 88-year-old theatre is reduced to a large pile of rubble, to make way for the Golden Arches of McDonald's.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Nothing expected to remain of the building by this afternoon.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Another layer of the Detroit Theatre has been removed; the building is more than halfway demolished — the site is the future home of McDonald's.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Good weather has allowed the demolition crew to move quickly with the task of demolishing the Detroit Theatre. As of Friday afternoon, about half of the building has been taken down.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The seats got plucked from the 88-year-old theater on Wednesday, as the process to raze the structure continued.
The seats were removed and demoltion continued at the site of the former Detroit Theatre on Wednesday. On Monday, a portion of the rear of the building was razed but the process was slowed by the removal of utility lines. The theater will be demolished to make way for a new McDonald's at the site. For complete coverage, visit our topic page.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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Detroit Theatre faces the wrecking ball, but demolition was stalled Monday because of underground utilities that got in the way.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Demolition begins at the site of the Detroit Theatre to make way for a McDonald's.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Firefighters get in a couple of training exercises at the Detroit Theatre as demolition crews get ready to tear the structure down to make way for McDonald’s.
If someone screamed fire in the Detroit Theatre on Thursday, that would have been just fine. There were plenty of firefighters around. As demolition crews prepare to take down the 90-year-old theater to make way for the Golden Arches of McDonald’s, the Lakewood Fire Department was on hand to get some practice. Firefighters practiced a few drills in the vacated structure — as well as on top of the building. “That building served the community for many years, and it’s serving the community one last time, by helping to train firefighters," said Lakewood Fire Chief Scott Gilman. "They’re getting skills that they’ll use for years to come. It’s beneficial to everybody.” Gilman said that some of the interior demolition has already begun, which …