Post Number: 143
|Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 10:04 am: || |
Perfect weather, huge crowds, good vibes downtown- what did you do on Detroit's unofficial holiday?
A photo essay, from the old park to the new:
Post Number: 304
|Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 10:15 am: || |
I was excited to go into the bar in the Broderick I have never been in the Broderick. I wonder if there was any legal occupancy though because it smelled funny in there. They were bringing in beer into a side door and I saw the elevators in there and I was so tempted to ask if I could go in and try to go to the top. I did not want the crazy looks I knew I would get. Anyway downtown looked good and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves....I stayed down for a few hours and enjoyed it! I then went to Belle Isle to unwind
Post Number: 2170
|Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 11:05 am: || |
Did you look up to the ceiling in the elevator lobby? It's lovely!!!
A couple years ago, my son's band played a gig in the basement there, and so I snooped around a bit and took a couple photos.
Post Number: 309
|Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 11:09 am: || |
no they were bringing beer in there and looked like they were stacking it up in there. It was sad to see what that lobby has been reduced to. A dark dank beer storage room.
(Message edited by fareastsider on April 03, 2007)
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 12:16 pm: || |
this was my 8th opening day at comerica. at tiger stadium i made it from 1973 through 1987, then 1994 through 1999. grand total of 29.
my son and i got downtown about 8:30 am and parked at eastern market. we has breakfast at the woodward coney island, a coke (me) and beer (him) at the old sheillegh (sp?), walked over to tiger stadium and nemo's (which was not open yet), then back to woodward (chase tower) to where i once worked, starting in 1965.
we then got to the ballpark area about 11:00 am and entered by noon for the pennant raising ceremony.
(Message edited by goirish1966 on April 03, 2007)
Post Number: 1298
|Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - 12:41 pm: || |
I like this 'opening day' essay a heck of a lot better than the other one that was posted here.