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Terryh
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Post Number: 126
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 7:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

660 West Baltimore. Real classy joint with excellent food. Very dark and intimate. I had a very quality club sandwich deluxe which tells me if an item on the sandwich side of the menu is that tasty the higher end goods must be even more delicious. Lots of history as the place was originally owned by Oakland Sugar House proprietor and Jewish mobster Charles Leiter (pronounced lighter). I found out Charlie owned it till Eighties? at which time his son took over the business. It was eventually closed for failure to pay taxes. It was the Hey Judes and some other name. Interestingly, I did a google search on leiters lounge and the first link that popped up was a sponic vs. city of Detroit with information on a law school link about the Anchor Bar and Leiters lounge being under surveilance in 1973;so chances are Charles Leiter never completely left the world of organized crime. A patron at the bar mentioned that he met an older man who knew Charles Leiter and the guy used to borrow money from him for gambling debts. Everyone working at the place had heard of Charles Leiter. Its fun doing historical research and gathering information.
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Charlottepaul
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Post Number: 417
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 7:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wait, slow down! Are you starting a discussion, asking a question, or encouraging us to go there?
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Thnk2mch
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Post Number: 720
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 7:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Coffee.I need more coffee.
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Farrer
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Post Number: 593
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 8:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Do they serve chocolate pie?
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Terryh
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Post Number: 127
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Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 8:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes yes and yes Charlotte. Three cups of coffee and two pepsi colas so yeah I guess I am a little wired.
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Terryh
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Post Number: 128
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Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 8:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ill find out about the chocolate pie when I visit the club on soul night!
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Charlottepaul
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Post Number: 422
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 8:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sounds interesting. I won't have the potential to see it until I next come up to Detroit for St. Patrick's Day weekend. Can you post some stellar pics in the meantime?
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Charlottepaul
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Post Number: 423
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Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 8:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sorry, I am just in the architecture profession and I do better visually than with the narrative.
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Susanarosa
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Post Number: 1349
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 8:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Please, for the love of god, please don't talk about *chocolate* pie with Terryh...
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Hysteria
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Post Number: 2400
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 9:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

:-)
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Oldredfordette
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Post Number: 1121
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 9:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's a really cool club. I went a couple times during the Tastefest weekend, had an incredible wonderful time.
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Ddaydave
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Post Number: 442
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 4:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I`ve stopped in there a few times its never done much for me ..
Tastefest weekend is always a great time at Northern Lights and I`ll stop in once in a while when Bobby East and the reefermen are playing ..
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Detroitrulez
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Post Number: 137
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 10:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Chocolate pie sounds good right about now. Lookin' forward to hearing about Terrhy's review of soul night!
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Bigjeff
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Post Number: 42
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 10:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What a set those Reefermen play!!!
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Spaceman_spiff
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Post Number: 41
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 10:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Northern Lights has had some impressive electronic music nights across the year too. I recently went to a James Brown tribute night that was a blast. It's a good spot.

-spiff
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Dds
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Post Number: 121
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 11:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I miss The Tandem.
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Treelock
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Post Number: 180
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 11:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does that place always charge a cover?

The one time I went there we had a great time, but when we went back they were charging $10 or something to get in to an almost empty bar.
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Jt1
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Post Number: 8255
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 12:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Depends upon the event or the day of the week.
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Wishiniwasnthed
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Post Number: 36
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 2:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had a good time at Northern Lights. The time that I went, I saw a few of Detroit's native sons. Dwele, a Neo-Soul artist, and DJ Houseshoes, and a whole host of other rappers and artist. I agree, a very cool place to be. They have great food and drinks.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Post Number: 253
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 4:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like NL's "retro" feel. Very '70s.
Saw the Muldoons and SSM there last year and only been back a couple of times since. It's almost always trance or techno when I go, and I'm not a big fan of paying cover for that genre.
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Quinn
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Post Number: 1153
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 4:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Went a few weeks ago...great place. I HIGHLY recommend it!

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