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Dannyv
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 6:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

CPOP Gallery may be closing in June according to an article in the Detroit News.
http://www.detnews.com/article /20090320/ENT01/903200325/1033 /ent/Detroit+s+C-Pop+art+galle ry+expected+to+close+in+June

It's been in it's current location for nearly 10 years. Have you been? Ever buy anything there? What's your take on it?

It may have a better chance of working in Royal Oak or Ferndale considering the reluctance of some folks to go down into Detroit, if the owner decides to reopen in the future. Of course, our local and national economies encourage putting any discretionary income into savings not paintings.
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Alley
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 7:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've been there for art exhibits, and the Haunted Tube. I've always enjoyed myself at CPOP ;)
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Skylark
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 7:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've been there and chatted with Niagara several times. In addition to her cool art she also painted the boys and girls bathrooms at CPOP.
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6nois
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 7:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't think the location in the city is the problem. The problem is the economy. There are lots of galleries in the city, and often people interested in the type of art C-Pop deals in would hardly be put off by the city. And I must say for a gallery a decade stint is a pretty good run.
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Fozzy3
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 7:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It started in Royal Oak and there has been a For Sale sign on the building for the last year. I thought they were selling the space, not the business.
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Ruxy17
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 8:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

my little brother was best friends with the owner's son growing up. the family is wonderfully kind. mr. thewes is a great man.
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Dannyv
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 9:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's ironic that CPOP would be having difficulties while the MOCAD, which is only a block away, seems to be doing well. It might be comparing apples and oranges since they each have different purposes and clientele. I'll be sorry to see it go.
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East_detroit
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 9:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tom Thewes? Was his Dad one of the founders of Compuware?
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6nois
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 9:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Danny that doesn't really work as a comparison because MOCAD is a museum and is run on donations and grants. CPOP is a gallery and there for is run like a business and makes money on art sales, and parties.
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Dannyv
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 10:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, 6nois, it's an unfair comparison.

E-detroit, you're right about Tom's Dad.
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Dcmorrison12
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 12:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fozzy 3 - My friend works there, he told me that the owner of the building is trying to sell the building, but the gallery itself is not being sold or moving.

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