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By Jon Milan, Gail Offen

Grand River road, or Michigan US-16 because it used to be finally unique, is one in every of Michigans actual Blue Highwaysan unique two-lane, blacktop street nonetheless serving as an immediate direction via roadside the United States. initially a local American path, this historical course has been a westbound path from the Straits of Detroit to the jap shorelines of Lake Michigan for greater than 1,000 years. through the years, it has served as a footpath, horse path, wagon rut, stagecoach direction, plank street, and eventually a two-lane street that gave a few of Americas earliest motorists their first style of long-distance car commute.

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Leland was the first building in Brighton to be air-conditioned. Brightonites have many memories of drugstores with soda fountains. Many fondly remember Uber’s Drugs, across the street, and its Uber’s Special: vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and a marshmallow topping—and a cherry on top, of course. F. Weiss Drugs & Barbecue on the left. Farther along Grand River, and much later, was the Canopy Restaurant, one of the truly elegant restaurants of its time. Linen tablecloths, great steaks, and the 30-year run of Earl Williams at the piano made this much-missed place a legend.

Org. ) 30 Olympia. ” Built in 1926, the “Old Red Barn” was used for many sporting and music events. The Beatles performed there in 1964 and 1966, and it was home to the Detroit Pistons basketball team between 1957 and 1961. The arena was demolished in 1987. The Grand Riviera. Many people still fondly remember the Grand Riviera Theatre, one of Detroit’s most opulent movie palaces. Designed by John Eberson and built in 1925 at a cost exceeding $1 million, the massive theater originally seated 3,000 patrons and was soon expanded to accommodate a total of 4,800.

Weiss Drugs & Barbecue on the left. Farther along Grand River, and much later, was the Canopy Restaurant, one of the truly elegant restaurants of its time. Linen tablecloths, great steaks, and the 30-year run of Earl Williams at the piano made this much-missed place a legend. 56 Still Striking. Neon this complete and outstanding is getting hard to find. Family-owned and operated since 1946, the Bowledrome is a great place to roll a few, or down a few in the 11th Frame Lounge. Seeing several generations having fun together renews one’s faith in bowling at this Howell landmark with 20 beautiful lanes.

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