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Apbest
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Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 10:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

originally I read it on ModelD...here's the DetNews article

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20070131/B IZ/701310370/1001
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Milwaukee
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Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 11:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great news! Downtown will definately benefit from a new family place. From my recolection, downtown didn't have very many pizza places, so this should really be nice.

Best wishes to the new place!
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Milwaukee
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Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 11:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Also coming is Angelina's Bistro"

That's more good news for downtown!
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Ndavies
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Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 11:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did you think we'd missed that one?
https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/5/92205.html?1170285956
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Tiorted
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 12:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

from the article:
"The restaurant left the city of Detroit in the mid-'80s, closing a restaurant near the Lodge Freeway and Woodward Avenue"

this description is kind of vague as these 2 roads don't intersect

anyone know where they were actually located?
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 12:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It was not far from Buddy's.
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Apbest
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 12:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i wonder if they'll deliver
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 1:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"We kind of abandoned Detroit."

At least they admit it. Forgiven (if the pizza's good). Can't wait to try it. It will be located in a great spot for pedestrian traffic to/from games and shows.
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Royce
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 2:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"...closing a restaurant near the Lodge Freeway and Woodward Avenue."

Where would this have been? The Lodge doesn't cross Woodward. I think the writer meant to say the location of Shield's was at Greenfield and the Lodge Freeway. I remember going to that Shield's back in the early 80s.
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Motownmark04
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 2:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is some pretty sloppy reporting. The article lists there being a restaurant in Dearborn, but the restaurant on Telegraph just south of Ford Rd. (in Dearborn) has been closed for almost four years.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 8:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Regardless, it is nice to have a retail establishment in the Kales building. I know that their ground floor was setup for something, and that area of downtown can use some interaction on the street level.
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Danny
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 8:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

YAY! Shield's Pizza Welcome back to Detroit.
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Keith
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Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 9:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The original Shields closed in the early 80's. It was on Davison near Conant...near the original Buddy's which is on 6 mile and Conant. They were rivals for Detroit's best pizza as far back as I can remember.
They closed the original and opened more in the 'burbs.
I second the "Welcome back to Detroit"
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Royce
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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 1:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

BTW, what does occupying the lobby and the basement really mean? Is most of the seating going to be below ground or will there be an ample amount of seating on the first floor and some seating in the basement?
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Focusonthed
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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 2:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Might have seating on the main floor and kitchen/support in the basement. A lot of smaller floor-plan city restaurants are like that.
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Jman
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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 3:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The original Shields was on Davison and Shields. Hence the name. The original owner, so I am told, was a cook at Buddys and took the pizza recipe with him.
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Fury13
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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 3:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The last time I drove down that stretch of East Davison (last year, maybe?), the building that housed the original Shields Bar was still standing.
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The_rock
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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 4:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That cook was Louie. He sponsored our softball team for a few years. I still have my Shield's Pizza jersey somewhere in the basement, black print on orange.
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Tammypio
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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 4:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Isn't there a connection with Louie's on Dequindre and 9 Mile? Is the same Louie the cook that started Shields? Louie's pizza is pretty similar to Buddys, yet I still prefer the ORIGINAL Buddy's on 6 Mile.
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Dbc
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 3:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, Louie's in Hazel Park was started by the same Louie from Buddy's and Shield's.

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