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Curtain Closed on Detroit Theatre; Demolition Begins

Demolition of the Detroit Theatre began today to make way for the Golden Arches of a new McDonald's.

Asbestos removal had been completed, marquee removed, and a few additional tasks involving utilities such as moving electrical and phone lines - demolition of the Detroit Theatre began today. Demolition began with the rear of the theatre and is expected to take at least three weeks.

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Barbara May 15, 2012 at 01:11 PM
What part of the building had the brick arches? ( interesting that it's going from brick arches to 'the golden arches!)
Rick Uldricks May 15, 2012 at 03:10 PM
The area where the arches were discovered was a surprise to several people - the arches weren't visible from inside the theater. It appears as though an addition was built around them. And yes, as soon as the arches were revealed, I immediately thought of the irony of them being replaced with Golden Arches.
Pala Balasubramainian May 16, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Going to miss the old theatre but it was becoming an eyesore and am looking forward to all of the revitaliztion along Detroit Rd., i.e GetGo, McDonalds, new DrugMart & Quaker Steak.

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