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Detroitman
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 8:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20060315/B IZ/603150426/1001
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Danny
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Post Number: 3800
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 9:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bye Bye La Van Hawkins. I hope you have a nice life behind bars.
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Bvos
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Post Number: 1254
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 10:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Glad to see they're able to keep an important restaurant going despite the stupid antics of the former co-owner. It's also good to see that Frank Taylor made it out of this bum deal without getting too scraped up.
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Dabirch
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Post Number: 1421
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 12:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

"We're in a euphoria state right now where everybody thinks downtown Detroit is coming back and there are a ton of people living there," he said, "but the problem is that it's not the density restaurants need to survive.

"The problem has always been that there is a lunch traffic but not dinner traffic, and restaurants survive on dinner."




What the hell does this have to do with Coleman/Taylor buying the restaurant?
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Dialh4hipster
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Post Number: 1485
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 12:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

An important restaurant?? Good lord, what makes this one more important than any other?
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Dabirch
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 12:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think it may be the restaurant's position on the Randian Common Good that makes it so important.
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Bvos
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Post Number: 1258
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I called it important because it was:

1. Frank Taylor's first restaurant venture in Detroit. He's since created an amazing array of fine dining establishments in the city that are changing the city in a multitude of positive ways.

2. The first fine dining restaurant to open in Greektown. Mosiac is a recent addition that would likely not exist if it weren't for the "risk" that SGB first made to prove that there was a market.

(Message edited by BVos on March 15, 2006)
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Naturalsister
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Post Number: 518
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Posted From: 68.255.243.129
Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Neither of those is 'fine dining'. They are upscale.

later - naturalsister
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Naturalsister
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Post Number: 519
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 2:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don't mind me, I'm just being nit-picky. I do believe that the actual defintion of fine dining is 4 star and above.

Sweet G's is more than likely 4 star. ;-)

later - naturalsister
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Gambling_man
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Post Number: 677
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 2:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bvos, let's not forget the Alley Grille inside the casino.
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Sparty
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Post Number: 193
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 6:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

give it a rest
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9940
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Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 8:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Man, that La Van sure worked the system didn't he?
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1honey
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Post Number: 100
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 12:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is he in jail (Hawkins)?
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321brian
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Post Number: 79
Registered: 02-2006
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Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 12:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hope the new co-owner D.C. doesn't whip it out and piss all over like he did at Intermezzo a few years ago.

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