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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The natural-foods was looking to expand; the fast-food giant had a store for sale. A perfect match, officials said.
The bad news for the Detroit Theatre is good news for Nature’s Bin. Officials from Cornucopia, the nonprofit the owner of the natural foods market, announced on Monday that the company was buying the soon-to-be-shuttered McDonald’s on Sloane Avenue. The building will be used as the vocational training center, kitchen and catering center for Nature’s Bin, which provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities. “We’ve been searching in Lakewood for the past year to have an off-site commissary,” said Scott Duennes, the executive director of Cornucopia. “This is tremendous for us. This will help to launch our catering program.” He said the store’s current training/baking/kitchen space will increase from 600 square feet to more …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Demolition begins at the site of the Detroit Theatre to make way for a McDonald's.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Demolition of the theater expected to begin soon.
The demolition of the building is expected in the coming weeks, as crews must first work to remove any asbestos. A large fence surrounds the east portion of the property that once housed the Detroit Theatre. Portions of the nearly 90-year-old building have already been cleared out and tossed in a large garbage container along the wall. The theater — along with the other businesses and tenants in the building at 16407 Detroit Avenue — is slated for demolition. Construction of the new McDonald’s, which would move the Sloane Avenue location, will begin shortly afterward. “We’re hoping to have it open by Halloween,” Mike Lewis, the project manager for the Lakewood McDonald’s, told Lakewood Patch in February. “In construction there are always …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sale, on everything from signs to seats, continues today at the 88-year-old movie theater set for demolition this spring.
At the end of an era, everything must go. Seats, posters and other memorabilia were all sold Saturday at the Detroit Theatre. Plans are in the works for the building's demoltion to make way for a McDonald's this spring. A few dozen people attended the sale, expected to continue today from 1 to 5 p.m. Those who came prepared with their own tools and a truck ready to haul stuff away were most successful. Old, red theater seats were sold for $18 each. But if more than six were bought, the price dropped to $15 each. The best — or rather best-known movie posters went quickly — all that was left a half-hour into the sale were posters of Disney's "Mars Needs Moms" which never even had a chance to run at the theater before it closed. Many items …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
It’s been more than a year since the Detroit Theatre closed its doors after nearly 90 years in business. Now, demolition is set to begin.
It’s been more than a year since the Detroit Theatre closed its doors after nearly 90 years in business. Just months after that, McDonald’s announced plans to plant the Golden Arches in its place. Here’s the timeline since January 2011, when the Detroit Theatre closed its curtain for the last time. Jan. 30, 2011: The last movie, "True Grit," shown at the Detroit Theatre. April: McDonald’s begins discussions with the city about closing the Sloane Avenue location, and re-opening someone else in the city. June 15: More than 150 residents attend a community meeting to discuss the proposal. July 14: McDonald's representatives present initial plans to city officials. July 29: Inspired by the McDonald’s proposal, city begins plans to review all …
Construction of the fast-food restaurant expected to be wrapped up by Halloween.
The final curtain is set to close on the Detroit Theatre this spring to make way for the Golden Arches of McDonald’s. Demolition of the nearly 90-year-old-year-old building is expected to begin by May once all the tenants have moved out. Construction of the new McDonald’s — which would move the Sloane Avenue location — would begin shortly afterward. “We’re hoping to have it open by Halloween,” said Mike Lewis, the project manager for the Lakewood McDonald’s. “In construction there are always things that can slow you down.” The project so far hasn’t exactly been speedy. By the time demolition begins, it will have been a year since McDonald’s first introduced the proposal to the city. There have been traffic studies, protests and a series …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Erie Design finds a new home across the street; Hot Spot still looking.
Clarification: Erie Design's last day in business in the Detroit Theatre building is Jan. 27. With demolition plans in the works for the Detroit Theatre — to make way for the Golden Arches of McDonald’s — the other longtime tenants of the building are looking for new homes. After scouting a new location for the past few months, Erie Design found one. Across the street. After 13 years in their current space, the owners of the banner and sign business are moving to 16504 Detroit Avenue. Their last day in the Detroit Theatre building is Jan. 27 The building — at 16409 Detroit Avenue — has been on the market for years with a price tag of $695,000, but gained little interest. With declining attendance in an industry that has struggled to remain…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Inspired by the proposed McDonald’s on Detroit Avenue, zoning change would regulate new drive-thrus in the city.
City officials don’t want to keep drive-thrus out of Lakewood, but an ordinance passed by Lakewood City Council on Tuesday will limit them in the city. The ordinance, inspired by the McDonald’s proposal on Detroit Avenue, will set the standard for future drive-thru plans in Lakewood. This isn’t the first time the issue has come up at city hall. Last month, the Lakewood Planning Commission OK’d the proposed changes to the city’s zoning code after Ward 1 councilman David Anderson first introduced the idea in July. “This is about six months in the works,” he said on Tuesday. “I’ve heard from many residents about the impacts of drive-thrus on neighborhoods. My reaction was ‘how many is too many?’” “This is a big step in the right direction.” …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
An ordinance, inspired by the McDonald’s proposal on Detroit Avenue, was introduced to Lakewood City Council on Monday that would set the standard for future drive-thru plans in Lakewood.
Drive-thru windows may still be approved in Lakewood, but it could become a lot more difficult for businesses to get them. An ordinance, inspired by the McDonald’s proposal on Detroit Avenue, was introduced to Lakewood City Council on Monday that would set the standard for future drive-thru plans in Lakewood. This isn’t the first time the issue has come up at city hall. Earlier this month, the Lakewood Planning Commission OK’d the proposed changes to the city’s zoning code after Ward 1 councilman David Anderson first introduced the idea in July. “Part of a current and evolving discussion taking place in the community pertains to the impact of drive-thru facilities on adjacent residential areas and the character of our commercial corridors…