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Klingon
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 3:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Starting this thread up again after a while.
Anyone have any information about the old Arlans Department store on West Grand Blvd? pics?
Also, looking for any information or pictures about Klegon Drug Stores.
Thanks
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Dodgemain
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 3:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Arlans was in a part of the Packard plant. I used to go there with my Grandparents in the mid 60's. I think you can tell from the Ruins tour pics.

As far as Jews in Detroit, Jjaba knows all.

Dodgemain Eastside
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56packman
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 3:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was an Arlans on Eight mile and Telegraph--my folks used to take us shopping there, my older brother worked there about 1971.
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Softailrider
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 5:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Eight mile and Telegraph building i still there , after the store closed they called it Arlens manufacturing or something like that .
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Plymouthres
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 7:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was an Arlans in Allen Park/Lincoln Park just north of the Sears shopping center at Dix and Southfield roads. I remember it being quite a department store at one time. I believe they closed up shop in the late 70' or early 80's.
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Dodgemain
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 8:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was a Arlens at 13 and Mound. Arlens had unique tall lights over there sign of 6 or eight red spheres. Thier toy department was a romper room. Could play there all day and not get in trouble.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 8:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

jjaba never shopped there.
jjaba, Westsider.
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9936sussex
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 8:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The only Klegon's drug store that I know of was located on the northwest corner of West Chicago and Wyoming. I spent a lot of time there (until they kicked us out) waiting for the bus after high school (Mackenzie).
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 9:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In the early 1960s there was an Arlan's store at Wyoming and Warren.
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East_detroit
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 10:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Are you a Klegon, Klingon?
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Mccarus
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Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 12:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jjaba and Jews

I'm doing a radio program on jews in detroit. could you please contact me? chris
517-204-8757 michigannow.org
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Klingon
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Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 12:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am a Klegon East Detroit ...why do you ask?
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East_detroit
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Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 2:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just assuming that's where "Klingon" came from...
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Klingon
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Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 3:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

not too creative huh?
Were you ever at the drugstores? there was three of them.
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East_detroit
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Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 3:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No, I think its cool.

Hmmm, no Klegons... although I did go to Cunninghams until the strike.
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Klingon
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Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 3:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I remember Cunninghams all over the place.
I know one of the Klegon Drugs burnt in the riot but I forgot which one.
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 5:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

In the early 1960s there was an Arlan's store at Wyoming and Warren.

Not quite. Lonyo and Warren.
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 6:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You're right. Shoulda' known better. My dad used to sell Christmas trees across the street.
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Reddog289
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Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 3:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Arlans at 8&Telegraph, went there when they closed up, close to the 7&evergreen area where i sorta "grew up". down the road from the bonnie brook golf club which according to my mom hosted many dances attended by many local jewish kids.
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Klingon
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Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 9:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I grew up on PAtton between 7 and 8 and Lahser and evergreen ...
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Pamequus
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Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 12:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good ole neighborhood. Good delis, great bagel factory and several good bakeries. I was on Patton between six and seven.
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Little_buddy
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Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 2:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I remember the Arlans on Lonyo and Warren. Grew up in Dearborn and Allen Park and as a kid walking there from my Gramma's house. There was a Cunninghams in downtown Detroit that my brother-in-law used to manage. I would ride my bike up there to visit him. There was this attractive women in there and she started smiling and talking with me, pretty cool I thought, but my brother-in-law was laughing quietly behind the counter. After the women left I asked him what was so funny and he said that "she" was not a women, but a guy. She/he had me fooled, at least with her/his clothes on.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007 - 3:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great Little Story, Little Buddy. Be careful when you're Downtown Detroit. Welcome to The Forum.

jjaba, Westside Bar Mitzvah Bukkor.
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Parkguy
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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 9:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cunningham's-- bought by Perry's--bought by Arbor--bought by CVS.

I had forgotten about Arlen's-- that's another department store chain that is long gone. Was that a national or a local chain?
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East_detroit
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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 10:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why would someone need to pay extra heed to being careful in Downtown Detroit?

Maybe in the 70s or 80s... but now?
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Karl_jr
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Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 1:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Arlan's on Lonyo was originally the "Imperial City" department store sort of like a Kmarts. The building was the chrysler factory where they built imperials, before that it was the Desoto factory.
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 2:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What years did Chrysler use that De Soto facility? De Soto was founded in 1928 (its first model was the 1929). The nearby large De Soto plant (McGraw Glass) was built around 1936.
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Klingon
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Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 11:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Arlans was probably a regional chain, I know they were based out east and had stores in the south besides detroit. So they had a store in an old packard and Desoto factory ...
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Jaja
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 10:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Seem to remember an Arlans at 8 - Schoenherr
in Warren at the former site of the Motor City Speedway..............

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