Post Number: 21
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 10:49 am: || |
It appears to be an old firehouse. There is a plaque on the building stating 1890. It is painted Casa De Espana now and is abandoned. It's located on the North side of Michigan Avenue right near Livernois ( I am having trouble remembering if it is East or West of Livernois, I believe it is East ) . I am hoping to find out any information anyone may have about this building and it's transformations though the years. The address is either 5135 or 6135 Michigan Ave - it's tough to make out. There is a picture of the building at http://farm3.static.flickr.com /2336/1505923754_8113101564_o. jpg . Thanks again for your help!
Post Number: 981
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 10:52 am: || |
Have you tried calling that "info" number?
Post Number: 2572
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 10:56 am: || |
It was a Spanish tapas restaurant for awhile. It featured live entertainment at times; a flamenco dancer I know once performed there.
Obviously, the restaurant owner was unable to make a go of it.
Post Number: 918
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 11:07 am: || |
Casa de Espana was a very successful restaurant for several years in the early and mid-90's. It was originally located on Bagley St. in the Los Galanes space. A husband/wife team ran the place. The husband died tragically (can't remember the details) and the wife carried on for a few years before closing the place. All restaurants have life cycles. It's an interesting building. It's surprising that the building has remained empty for so many years. One wonders if there are title issues.
Post Number: 1283
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 11:19 am: || |
derek; the address is 6138-6152 michigan avenue; detroit, mi 48210 and is located one block east of livernois. it was a firehouse before being converted into the restaurant mentioned above.
it could be yours for $349k: http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/Lo oplink/Profile/Profile.aspx?LL =true&LID=14684070&STID=Collie rsMN_Detroit it's been on the market now for quite a while. almost two years, i believe...
Post Number: 74
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 11:24 am: || |
The owner of Casa de España was killed in a crash. It was a warm, vital place, even without benefit of a liquor license--you brought your own. He built (I think himself) a giant mosaic of Spain out of small tiles--wonder if it's still in there. If the place is in good shape, I think it'd be a great buy.
Post Number: 1907
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 11:32 am: || |
Former DFD Engine 22, Michigan and Military, in operation from 1896 to 1983. (according to MM's spreadsheet)
(Message edited by Hornwrecker on October 10, 2007)
Post Number: 120
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 12:08 pm: || |
It's to bad he didn't have a liquor license, his van got t-boned pulling out of the liquor store around 32nd and michigan. He was a heluva nice guy, wish I could remember his name.
Post Number: 4259
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 12:11 pm: || |
then a truck repair place, then Juan and Eva bought it, after running the "Bagley Cafe" in what is now Los Galanes. They moved to the firehouse in '91.
Eva sold the place to somebody who has done nothing with the property, and moved back to Valencia, Spain.
Post Number: 22
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 12:23 pm: || |
Wow - Thanks for all the help everyone! Sounds like that building has been thru a lot.
Post Number: 4265
|Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 5:17 pm: || |
Who would pay anything close to that $1/3 million asking price, even with some recent development nearby? That place at least didn't look so bad a decade ago.