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Leland_palmer
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Post Number: 221
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Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 6:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Detroit News had a write-up on Friday.

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20070216/E NT01/702160415/1032/ENT

Any reports on how it's doing? How's the food at the grill? Shwarma sounds good right about now.

Here's a couple of Then and Nows of that corner.

Cliff Bells

Park Bar and Bucharest Grill
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Hans57
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Post Number: 24
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Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 7:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm curious as to why if this bar were in a movie; It would be in "The Big Lebowski". Does it look like a bowling alley in there?
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Dialh4hipster
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Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 7:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would like to say that I am in no way surprised to see a certain dog daycare-owning forumer in a picture of the Park Bar.
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1953
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Post Number: 1305
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Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 7:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I love this place and try to go as much as possible.
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Leland_palmer
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Post Number: 222
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Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 7:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"I'm curious as to why if this bar were in a movie; It would be in "The Big Lebowski". Does it look like a bowling alley in there?"

Maybe, someone pissed on their rug.
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Korridorkid
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Post Number: 48
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Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 10:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Big Lebowski runs deep in the heart of Owner Jerry Belanger and one of his bartenders, Mike Targus, aka "The Commish."

Also included in this ardent fan club is members of the Wayne State University Undergrad Theatre Group, past and present.

I went to school with both of them, and let me tell you, it was a rare week that someone wasn't having a White Russian/Big Lebowski showing at one of our apartments.

Can't say if the bar was specifically designed/interpreted with the movie as inspiration but i think The Dude would approve.

Nothing but love for Jerry, The Commish and the Park Bar...my home away from home.
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Long_in_the_tooth
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Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 11:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I went to the premier of The Big Lewbowski in L.A.
30 minutes after leaving the theatre we were sitting at the same bowling alley, in the same seat, ordering the same drink........ a caucasian.
Truely a surreal moment.
"The Dude abides"
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Hans57
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 12:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This aggression will not stand, man.
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Supersport
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Post Number: 11286
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 1:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Safety factor: Downtown Detroit. Well lit, but be cautious.



Please tell me that they aren't going to start listing a safety factor with each bar review!
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Scottr
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Post Number: 271
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 1:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Actually, that could be a good idea to help attract suburbanites. perhaps the owners asked that it be included in the article, to help with common misperceptions.

although i doubt they're going to say 'wear a bulletproof vest' or 'bring an AK and 2 extra clips' either, are they? i suppose it ruins the point if you're not going to say when it's a not-so safe part of town.

(yes, i'm exaggerating with those statements.)
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Supersport
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Post Number: 11287
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 1:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So, a dangerous bar would have like a 4 AK47 rating?


4_AK's
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Supersport
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Post Number: 11288
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 1:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

4 Ak's and a vest designation for afterhours clubs on 8 mile?


4aks_vest
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Scottr
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Post Number: 273
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Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 2:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

supersport, i literally laughed out loud at that. :-)

I do like that this appeared now, when FSC is there this week. it gives me an idea of what to expect, should i be able to make it. i don't make it down there very often, in fact i'm not much of one to go out at all, actually, so this helps ease some apprehension.

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