Post Number: 3930
|Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 6:42 pm: || |
Has anyone ever heard of this place? I guess it was a big hangout way back in the day.
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:54 pm: || |
The only restaurant/lounge that I ever recall at 13 Mile and Mound is the Gazebo, on the northeast corner. They've been in operation since at least the late 60's, and I don't recall it under another name. They used to operate a restaurant, but now I believe it's strictly a banquet hall.
There's a pool hall in the strip mall on the northwest corner. I think it's still in operation, but the name escapes me. They opened back in the late 80's, I believe.
The south side of 13 mile was all owned by GM since the late 40's.
Post Number: 509
|Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 9:48 pm: || |
The Chatterbox was in the Green Acres Shopping Center on the northwest corner of that intersection.
Here is a transcript of the ad they ran in the 1967 Crest yearbook published by the St. Clement High School in Center Line, MI.
Young Adult Nite Club
5751 E. 13 Mile Road and Mound Rd.
Green Acres Shopping Center
LIVE BANDS, DANCING, EXOTIC SOFT DRINKS
THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY
8 P.M. TIL 12:30 A.M.
Post Number: 13
|Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 9:56 pm: || |
I guess an exotic soft drink would be Towne Club? Maybe Grilli's?
Post Number: 16
|Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 11:47 am: || |
Isn’t there a nightclub at Groesbeck and Utica called The Matchbox? It is a young adult club as well, with soft drinks and catering to high school kids. Ill snatch a photo next time I go by it.
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 1:27 pm: || |
There was a place on Van Dyke called Blarby's. A number was posted at each table and each table had a telephone. If you saw someone you were interested in you could dial them up and see if they were open to getting together.
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 9:26 am: || |
Actually, Bulletmagnet, you won't have much luck....the place is no longer there.
As far as I can tell, a few years back (2000-ish) the place was renovated and slated to open as a regular nighclub....for whatever reason (not bribing the officials?) they couldn't get their liquor license and that's when it opened as an under-21 club. It seemed to stay open for awhile, but then finally the place got the liquor license a few years later and was re-branded "Rain", a regular nightclub. My friends and I went once....was nice but I don't think it ever got very busy....probably too trendy for the Woody's crowd, too far away from the Pontiac club scene, and not trendy enough for those who club downtown. It seemed to stay open for less than a year and then was vacant....last I saw it'd been torn down and a mega-gas station complex was taking it's place.
Post Number: 21
|Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 11:02 pm: || |
Thanks for the update Sirrealone. Are there many of these types (under 21) clubs around town? What parent would want there kid hagging out at a bar like establishment? We spent our time at the park. Oh well, times change.